A decade ago, the popular self-help book “The Power of Focus” hit the market, helping business leaders to gain an extra edge on the competition. Now, the authors of the book—Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt—have delivered an updated edition.
I’ve had the book on my desk the last week and have enjoyed gaining insight from it. I have a dog-eared, yellow-highlighted copy of the original and it’s nice to have the updated version. After all, the business world has experienced seismic changes the past 10 years, not to mention the ways in which the digital age has both helped and encroached on our lives.
As I’ve worked through the book, it’s been a test of wills to shut out all the pings from electronic devices so I can actually focus on the words in front of me. I like one of the early comments from Hewitt, who says, “True success in life is based on results, not theories. Specific, focused action is a lot more important than words.”
In a formal Q&A session, Hewitt elaborates on “The Power of Focus” and how successful business people, such as advisors, can use it to drive their business.
SMA: You do constant research in the business world. What are the biggest challenges business people are having today?
Hewitt: The economy, time pressure, cash flow, keeping up with technology and an unclear future.