A reader responded to my December “Tips and Techniques for Reviewing, Assessing, Celebrating, and Refocusing” blog with this comment:

“Hi Jim,
Just like to echo your thoughts on staying focused on successes. For many it has been a tricky year in our global economy. Focused thinking has never been so important. Focus your thinking on the positives, not the negatives and hold a strong belief that 2011 will be a successful year with opportunities a’plenty.”
(see my original blog post here)Focus - Jim Clemmer, Practical Leader

She is right on. Our focus and beliefs do set our behaviors and ultimately reflect back to us that which we expected. My favorite little word trick is the phrase “opportunityisnowhere.” It can be read as “opportunity is now here” or “opportunity is nowhere.” The choice is ours.

Further Reading

Emotional Intelligence Resources

Another reader asked where to find sections of our site dealing with Emotional Intelligence. Here are the main ones: