Our circle of influence becomes larger the more we focus our attention on matters that we can control and manage directly. Our circle of influence diminishes and withers the more we focus our attention toward those matters that are outside our control. Yet for many of us, this circle of concern as Covey calls it, can often dominate our thoughts. Turn on the TV, switch on the radio, or pick up a magazine or newspaper and the overwhelming message is we should all worry because of the recession. Well I reckon Covey was absolutely right and I for one will be focusing in my attention right where I can impact, and give over none of my attention to thoughts that concern. Afterall, if simply worrying is going to fix it, I’m sure we’d all be there. By the way if you haven’t read Covey – I highly recommend it – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – it’s a must read. Happy thoughts
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I have been around a while and seen some stuff for sure. I have experienced some good bad, indifferent and some downright fabulous. I am still hugely motivated to get up every day and be curious. I love tech and business and most of all dogs oh and people ;-) Having been in sales most of my working life I have a real interest in the art and science and am a committed lifelong learner - constantly frustrating my kids with my stock phrase "every day is a school day" Personally, I’m a husband to one, and father to five amazing children (three of them are no longer children, but independent adults) and my golden lab – Archie, who is always pleased to see me. I was blessed with becoming a Granddad in February 2021 (a very proud and somewhat besotted one) and another grandson arrived in October 2022 to keep their parents busy and for me to spoil. I am also a mad keen lover of the oval ball game and a lifelong supporter of Leicester Tigers. As an Englishman, that's therefore England at a national level and the British and Irish Lions. If I can be of service in any way including any area of developing a channel sales and support business or ecosystem partnerships, and or sales coaching or development, you can find me at the link below, and contact me via the form also. One of my favourite "quotes" is Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, with a beer in one hand, shouting "Whoo, what a ride!!" Views here are 100% my own. https://grahambunting.com/findme/ View all posts by Graham Bunting