The Power of Focus and Support

What "noise in the market," are you currently facing?

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How do you, as a leader, deal with the distractions in your world – whether doubt, fear, other tasks, or critics. Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross explains how to improve focus in the midst of distractions, and how support from those around you who care about you can set you apart from the competition. Is staying focused on goals difficult for you? How does that affect your team? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Since she was young, Sanya always recognized that no matter what she was trying to do, there’s always going to be noise, whether it’s in your head, or whether it’s actual critics and naysayers. To center yourself and go back to what you’re doing and why, create a vision board every year. Sanya puts all her goals on her vision board, such as the Olympics and her business goals. “ It just keeps everything at the forefront of my mind, and I look at it every morning, and start the day off remembering everything that I want to accomplish.” For parents who want to help their children stay focused, Sanya says it’s not necessarily about pushing your kids into a sport, it’s just about supporting them, and being there. “I definitely met athletes that were equally or more talented than I was, but they didn’t have that family support [I had], and they never made it to this level.” Children respond to love and support. Sanya wanted to keep pushing and make her parents proud. No matter how busy you are, and even though your children may benefit from your success, it’s critical to find time to support them in their own endeavors. Leadership support is equally important to enhance your team’s work focus. Sanya Richards-Ross became Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London by overtaking the competition in the last 50 meters of the race, the first American woman to do so in 28 years, and only the second in history. She also is tied as one of the most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time after anchoring the 4x400m relay team to gold for the third consecutive time. With many accolades, medals, and awards during her career, Sanya was named Female Athlete of the Decade for 2000-2009.
How do you, as a leader, deal with the 'noise' in the market - whether doubt, fear, distractions, or critics. Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross describes her process for focusing in the midst of distractions, and how support from those around you who care about you can set you apart from the competition.
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Sanya Richards-Ross

The first American woman to do so in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, Sanya Richards-Ross became Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London by overtaking the competition in the last 50 meters of the race. The London gam...

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