Luxury by JCK keynote: ‘The Power of Focus’

The “power of focus” is the key to success in business and life, motivational author, Fortune 500 business consultant and speaker Mark Victor Hansen told a June 1 breakfast audience of retailers and suppliers at the Luxury by JCK show (May 30 – June 2) at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

“Success comes from within, and you control your focus,” the author of the multi-million copies bestselling “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” series, told them in a fast-paced talk spiced with axioms, anecdotes and audience participation. “Whatever you focus on is what you get, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you focus on ‘business is bad,’ it will be bad, but if you focus on ‘business is booming,’ it can be. Change your focus and you change your results.”

He also urged his captivated audience to “have a ‘telephone buddy’ you talk to at least once a day, someone who is positive and uplifting” and not, he added with a large laugh, not a relative, who can put cold water on ambitious plans. “Your state of mind creates your state of results,” he said.

To achieve success, Hansen gave captivated audience three tips;

* Write down your goals. He suggested 10, including “In six months I will have …; or, “I want to earn $____ annually,” or “I want my legacy to be …” “What you believe is what you achieve,” he said. “Everything starts with a vision. What’s your vision and how far do you want to go.”

* Develop a TEAM (which Hansen says stands for “Together Everyone Accomplishing Miracles.”). Your staff, he said, should be people you trust, who are high performers you can implement your vision. Each should be one of four types: creators, advancers (i.e., those who get things done), refiners (i.e., good at dealing with administrative, financial, legal matters) and executors (i.e., “those show can deliver the goods.”)

* Have multiple streams of income.

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