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Old June 30, 2011, 04:58 AM
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Default Being focused is vital -- but...

keep in mind, it is also quite possible to be 100% focused on something that will send you right down the tubes.

meaning, just because you're focused on something, doesn't mean it's gonna be successful.

if you don't focus, you will probably not be successful. but being focused does not guarantee success, either!

analogy: It is quite possible to set up an entire biz empire -- with all your ducks PERFECTLY in a row, all "nice-nice" -- then have everything be a failure, cuz you have no customers!! Just ask Krispy Kreme. Lots of focus -- no transactions.

[EDIT re: Krispy Kreme]...
I was writing that KK stuff based on this notion:
Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937, by the late '90s the Krispy Kreme doughnut had become a cultural icon complete with its own featured role in a 2002 episode of Sex and the City. Before long, however, Krispy Kreme's pell-mell expansion caught up with it (that's the FOCUS I was talking about), and by 2005 the company's board sent its CEO and several executives packing amid an accounting scandal. The stock tanked, the company was forced to close half its 390 stores, and 14 quarters of losses followed.

>>> But apparently KK is now on an upswing. Go figure.

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