Many entrepreneurs, including myself, think big- really big. Everyone has ideas and some of them are actually quite good but usually they’re too big and broad to actually execute. If you’re serious about building a great business, you’ll need to be incredibly focused to make it happen. Otherwise, your idea will never have a chance of leaving that cocktail napkin. From my experience, the only way you’ll actually get going is by taking many small steps to stay focused. These steps, one by one, will collectively build your foundation for a successful business. Save the world but start by fixing your neighborhood.
I recently had a conversation with a very inspiring and successful serial entrepreneur- the real deal- Eric Kuhn, who echoed my sentiments about staying focused. He founded Varsity Books which he took public and most recently launched FoundersCard- a members only community for leading entrepreneurs and innovators. (I joined and love the perks like free inflight wireless on American Airlines.) I naturally asked what was his secret sauce for staying focused in helping FoundersCard achieve success. Here’s what he had to say:
Hopefully, these tips can help you in building your own business or taking it to the next level. Feel free to share your own tips for staying focused.