As you approach 2015 and your plans for your career or business, where is your focus? It can be tempting to focus on the end result (get the next promotion, increase turnover by £x). While having an end goal in mind is important, it’s also vital to focus on the steps you’ll take to get there. Focus on those steps and recognise your achievements as each step is made.

Way back in the late 1990s I was lucky enough to meet Bob Dwyer (world renowned rugby coach). Something he said then, has stuck with me through my career. I think it’s as true today as it was back then.

His wisdom? “Focus on the performance not the scoreboard”. Thanks Bob.