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Why Successful People Focus on What They Can Control

By Michael Zipursky
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Dear friend,

Here’s a quick question for you as we are still early in the New Year…”How serious are you about reaching your goals in 2017″?

Are you prepared to do what it takes? Or will you allow circumstances and events that are out of your control derail your plans?

I’m not referring to major health issues. But the common culprits that so many choose to use as an excuse for their lack of commitment.

Politics, the economy, holidays, time of year, what others think or say about you are all examples.

We don’t control any of these, yet so often people allow these ‘things’ to control their actions.

The most successful people focus on what they can control rather than trying to deal with the things they can’t control.

Let me share a real life example…

The holiday season is often considered a ‘dead-time’. People go away, they aren’t thinking about business. The common talk is not to engage in business at this time because it won’t work.

Yet in our own business and for many of our clients December was an amazing month.

One of our clients added over $45,000 in NEW revenue in the last two weeks of December.

Our own consulting and coaching division did over $130,000 in December with over $50,000 of that coming in the last 4 days of December. That’s right, the time between Christmas and New Year’s when everyone says ‘nothing happens’ in the business/corporate world.

My observation after building consulting businesses for over 17 years and working with hundreds of consultants personally to grow their businesses over those years is that every day and every month is a good time.

The moment that you decide that something won’t work, or allow a reason, excuse or something that someone else has told you to persuade you from taking action… is the moment you’ve lost that opportunity.

When you focus on the things you do have control over magic happens.

You create a business that thrives at all times of the year.

You engage in conversations with buyers when the ‘market’ is on holiday.

You grow your business when you want to grow it.

Because you are intentional.

You take action.

You don’t allow anything to get in your way.

You have a goal and you consistently work towards it.

There are many things you can’t and never will be able to control.

Why focus on them?

Why allow them to take your energy and mindshare?

Put your all into what you can control. Your own actions. Your own abilities.

Create a clear picture of what you want and then go after it.

When you do that, you’re unstoppable.

Yes, you will encounter challenges. You’ll hit roadblocks.

Life isn’t always a straight line.

But your determination and commitment will ensure that you arrive at your destination.

This is your year, your month, your week and your day. It’s your time!

Make the most of it.

To your success,
Michael Zipursky
Consulting Success®

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