Build a Better Business Podcast

17 – Focus | John Lee Dumas

3 Key Points in this Week’s Episode:

  1. F.O.C.U.S. stands for Follow One Course Until Success
  2. F.O.C.U.S. before success, during success, and after success
  3. You can transform your business in less than 90-days if you F.O.C.U.S.

Show Notes:

The Uplifting or Unexpected Story

[1:47] A story about a real entrepreneur who was struggling with focus and an illustration of a mentor and two students that makes the point.

Interesting Interview with a Great Entrepreneur

[5:15] John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, an award-winning podcast, owner of a multi-seven-figure business and author of How to Finally Win.

[5:57] Find Your Blueprint – F.O.C.U.S. stands for Follow One Course Until Success.

[9:52] Remove Your Barriers – John had an aha moment to start a daily podcast in 2012, he spent 4-months getting ready to launch, it’s time to start and John can’t press the go! He overcame this barrier by having a mentor that pushed him.

[12:05] Fully Express Your Greatness – 13-months after launching they crossed $100,000 in revenue in one month. Since then they have never earned less than $100,000 in revenue for over 5-years.

[15:07] Teaching Moment – FOCUS before success, during success, and after success.

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How to Make More Money

[18:50] F.O.C.U.S. on one product or service and sell that profitably, then you can expand your offering gradually but be careful that you don’t allow project (scope) creep.

Family First

[22:27] When you work, work and when you spend time with your family, spend time with your family.


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