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  1. Pat & Lorna
    November 1, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Hello,

    In our business, the thing we love help with the most is feedback from fellow online business owners such as yourselves. Knowing what it is you look for help with, really helps us to understand how we can help you and others like you.

    We’d love it if you would let us know what support and assistance you search for in your business…

    Thanks,
    ~ Pat and Lorna

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  2. Lori Robertson
    November 2, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    Pat & Lorna,

    Hey guys great post, it made me stop and think what I really am focusing on in my business or better yet what I am not focusing on. I need to focus more on traffic generation in order to obtain the success that I desire. Thanks for making me think about what my next step will be.

    Lori

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 2, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

      Lori,

      It’s so easy to get carried away with just doing “things” in our businesses, and forget to focus on what we really need to do. Glad our post could help to tweak that motivation in you to put your focus on traffic generation.

      Thanks!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  3. Perry A Davis Jr
    November 2, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Magnificent post. Focus or concentration is an important ingredient for success. Andrew Carnegie, said “Concentration is my motto-first honesty, then industry, then concentration.” Keeping our eye on the vision becomes necessary through our process of success.

    Perry A Davis Jr
    Music City USA

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 2, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

      Perry,

      We like the quote from Andrew Carnegie, as we also believe that honesty is of utmost importance. We need to be open with our prospects and clients and honest about how we can help them. And focus or concentration is a means to get things done and to get where we want to go.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  4. Gary Young China Sourcing
    November 4, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    Hey guys, Thanks for taking the time with the post. I picked “writing” as what I would like to work on the most. One thing I’ve learned is “publish or perish”. If you do not write well, you will struggle at times. Thanks for the post.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

      Gary,

      Not everyone loves to write… so having that talent and desire is a bonus for you. By the way… your passion and talent for writing is obvious in your blog posts!

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  5. Susan Redmon
    November 5, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Yes, I agree! Focus to key to success. When there is too much clutter or stress it helps to review the “Goals” list and concentrate on what’s most important . . . then let the rest go.

    Thanks for this post and the survey.

    Susan

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

      Susan,

      Letting go of those things that don’t move us forward is important, and one thing that most of us do not do. Great insight Susan… thanks!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  6. Melodie Kantner
    November 6, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Focus is very important. This post really made me think. I guess we all have areas we need to focus more on. I tend to focus on certain areas and neglect other things. Balance is good too. Thanks for the reminder.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

      Melodie,

      Good point… balance. If we focus too much on any one thing, then there is always other things that won’t move forward. We guess the secret is to find a small list of things that are important, focus on those and get others to do the rest of the tasks for us.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  7. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    November 6, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    Pat and Lorna,
    For me, writing comes easy, blogging and articles are fun. What I often struggle with is the technology, adding the flashing image, the opt in box, the proper followups, using the marketing tools that might make my online life easier, and organizing everything I offer into a succinct system or two.
    What I would really like is a local technology and marketing expert at my beck and call – not exactly an easy proposition. So I plod along more slowly, learning pieces and processes bit by bit.
    Erica

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

      Erica,

      You are not alone! Many others have challenges with the technology aspect of being online. Thanks so much for sharing… much appreciated.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  8. Peter Fuller MBA
    November 6, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    Hey Pat and Lorna

    Hmm, that is a good question, “what do you need to attract into your life for your business health and your sanity?”

    I think something we all suffer from, lack of time.

    I just finished the busiest time of the year for my day job, so more time is coming 🙂

    Peter

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

      Peter,

      Ah, time… the most precious commodity we have. There’s always so much to do and only a limited amount of time to do it. Guess that’s why we need to focus on what’s important for us to do… and let others do what they’re good at.

      And yes, it’s always a good thing when we get more time to do the things we love to do.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  9. Nelson Schroeder
    November 7, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    Lately I’ve being out of focus to that which I should be doing. Getting back to basics thanks to the prodding of my Tribe. You guys are a very important part of who I am and I thank you for your encouragement. Well done in this post.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 7, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

      Nelson,

      So glad to hear from you. It’s amazing how much more we can get accomplished and discover with the support of others (even when support shows up as gentle “prodding” :)) We feel blessed to be a part of your life… and that you are a part of ours. Thank you!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

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  10. Pat & Lorna
    November 7, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    Alexander,

    We feel people will do one of two things… focus on only things they love to do… or get caught up in focusing on the day to day grind of their business and leave the “big picture” of where their business is going to chance. Either way… it seems there’s something critical that gets overlooked.

    Thanks,
    ~ Pat and Lorna

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  11. Tamra Trowbridge
    November 8, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Pat & Lorna,

    I enjoyed this post. I have learned with The Secret about focusing on what you want.

    I know I wanted to put a mastermind group together. I tried for months but just wasn’t attracting the right group of people I wanted to work with. Then I discovered that when you are doing something that makes you happy, you transmit a stronger signal out to the universe.

    I hadn’t picked up a crochet hook in over 2 years when I started network marketing. Anyways, I began to crochet again and with every stitch, I would focus on want I wanted. The type of person I wanted to work with to really get my vision of a mastermind group established.

    Low and behold, that night I got on my computer and out of the blue Cory Crabb sent me a message. We began to talk and I found out that he was just about to go to bed when something told him to put his hand on the mouse and click my name. He said he had this strong urge that he just had to talk to me.

    The rest is history, we are now working together to reach a common goal. As Jim Rohn states, “You cannot succeed by yourself”.

    Thank you for sharing this post. I hope it will inspire others to just stay focused and what you want will appear.

    Tamra

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    • Pat & Lorna
      November 8, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

      Tamra,

      That is so cool. It’s amazing how when we are focused on what we want, our energy and vibration attracts exactly that which we are looking for. Some people would say that’s coincidence… yet it’s focus and attraction.

      Thanks!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

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