16/02/2017 07:33 GMT | Updated 17/02/2018 05:12 GMT

Having More Than One Laser Beam Focus

I constantly read about having Laser Beam Focus. Don't know about you, but even though I do have it, there are times, it tends to go on walkabout. For instance, focus is highly relevant when I'm asked to write a proposal for a particular coaching assignment or a workshop. This means being extremely clear about how I'll present/coach and, moreover, how I'll achieve the required outcomes. As you might imagine, doing this necessitates concentration, focus, experience and a belief in one's ability. This entails humility, being succinct and pragmatic. I've never been one to blow my own trumpet, that's not my style. What is my style, is to allow my experience, knowledge and passion to speak for themselves.

For instance, when writing a proposal, as well as maintaining laser beam focus, it's important that I can be creative. When I allow creativity to be in the mix, invariably that's when I provide my best work. Therefore, having laser beams is vital. Think of it as several beams emanating from just above your eyes. Each with a different focus - for me, one beam is on doing a splendid presentation. Another beam ensuring I listen wholeheartedly and a third carefully monitoring the audience or coachee. In short, having laser beams is what enables us to think and act outside the box. The saying, 'Action speaks louder than words' is so accurate - perhaps actions is more to the point.

So to initiate action, first consider what your priorities are. Indeed, if financial gain is top of your to-do list, ask yourself does this opportunity reek of me making money? If it does, then figure out what kind of strategy needs to be in place; do this before you commence. Here, your laser beam needs to focus on strategy. And whilst focusing on your strategy, allow there to be another beam, this one, aiming at anything that'll fuel your imagination. That way, you'll be able to add creativity to your endeavour. Now you have two beams focusing on your goal.

So there you have it; be flexible enough so that you can focus on more than one thing in any given moment. That way, you expand your mind. Be creative and watch how your delivery, demeanour and ability to shine improves immensely. Be conscious of not becoming fractured, as this will reduce the potency of your work. Instead, learn how to juggle. Then, throw the balls in the air and know you'll be able to catch them. I'm talking about being more flexible, self trust & not allowing fear to prevent creative thinking and intuition.

To a degree, the following quote indicates how I believe we can adhere to my thoughts: "Intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - Scott Fitzgerald.

Some tips:

Think more laterally.

Be more flexible with your thinking.

Trust yourself more.

To a degree, trust your intuition.

Be less dependent on Left Brain thinking.

Be prepared to continually learn.

Don't allow your ego to get in the way, or distract you.