Weekend Wisdom – Focus Over Comes Fear

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A colleague of mine, Mike Weinberg, wrote an excellent posting about how to overcome the FEAR of the corona virus. I mentally agreed with him 100%.


As an aside, this past week I had the opportunity to reactivate my semi-retired consulting practice with a workshop in Chicago, Il. The purpose of the workshop was to unite a hesitant team filled with FEAR due to some past poor executive leadership.


Each team member took two psychometric assessments, DISC and EQ (emotional intelligence). Also, there were 20 – 15-minute interviews in which I asked seven (7) questions. Those interviews helped me to personally connect with each participant instead of a being a stranger. Remember our childhood conditioning, we have an innate FEAR of strangers in “Don’t talk to strangers.”


One of the discussions involved the Sphere of Control. This is a short knowledge exploration session where people begin to understand why they are not securing the results they want from better communication to actual results.


Many people direct their actions on what they cannot control. This leads them to be discouraged, to feed their own FEARS of failure, resentment, and disappointment. The learning gem is to FOCUS on what they can control, their:


  • Goals
  • Decisions
  • Activities
  • Actions
  • Performance
  • Results


When we FOCUS on what we can control, we have far greater success.


Life will always throw us unexpected challenges and in many instances these challenges fan the FEAR fires. At this point in time, it is imperative we return to our personal and professional action plans. By not allowing FEAR to overcome us, we can strategically think in how to overcome this new challenge be it the corona virus to no new sales leads.


This Weekend Wisdom tidbit is to get out your Action Plans. Take some time to reflect, to think strategically in how to overcome the potential limitations of the corona virus to less sales leads.  Remember you have complete control over your own behaviors and your own reactions.  This is not the time to let FEAR keep you from doing what you need to do to get the results you truly want.


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Leanne M. Smith, MS, GRI, rCRMS

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Leanne - focus is definitely a part of the total picture and mindset/attitude is not just a backdrop that influences much.  

Mar 08, 2020 07:10 AM #1
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good morning Michael Jacobs thank you for your observation.  Sometimes in our haste created by fear we fail to invest the time to see the total picture. I call this "sea level" where we can't SEE the forest for the trees.

Mar 08, 2020 07:15 AM #2
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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FEAR - false emotions appearing real - better to focus and leave the rest behind. Sometimes easier said than done.

Mar 08, 2020 07:32 AM #3
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Great post ! We are not helpless when faced with big obstacles! Thanks for your Focus 

Mar 08, 2020 08:01 AM #4
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Michael J. Perry you are more than welcone and thank you for investing the time to comment.

Mar 08, 2020 08:07 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Leanne, Always good to read your blogs and this is another great one that you are sharing with us.


Mar 08, 2020 11:12 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Leanne Smith - so true and focusing on the goal will create momentuml

Mar 08, 2020 11:40 AM #7
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