I can’t believe I’m writing a post about keeping focus. I must of been derailed a dozen times while I was trying to put this together. But I’ve embraced that a long time ago and know it’s going to happen. As an entrepreneur and creative person, I’m a bit all over the place. I have a constant stream of ideas for designs I want to explore and things I want to try to do. For the most part I try to welcome these ideas and go with it. Life is an adventure and you have to see where the path takes you sometimes. Usually it works out and the design or concept is stronger; the creative process was victorious. Far too often I have to reign myself in a bit because I could spend the entire day working on new ideas and opportunities. If one of these new ideas isn’t adding real value, I need to shut it down. Every minute I’m not focused on building my core business or brand is a minute wasted. It might seem like I have a hundred projects I’m working on but I try to make sure each and every one of them is helping my core business grow and improve. If you love what you’re doing, stay focused on that and become the best at it. Then worry about moving onto the next thing. Because if you head down the wrong path, there is someone right behind you who has just been waiting for your focus to slip. They’re going to sweep in there and take your place. Don’t let all the new opportunities that arise let you lose sight of your real focus at the moment.