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You may have made some new year resolutions, you may not…but this week I’m going to focus on tips, training and tools from some of the best minds around to help you make this the best year ever for you and your business.

If you did make some new year’s resolutions, here are five ways to actually achieve them without beating yourself up or breaking them before you’ve even begun:

I firmly believe that focus is a huge part of success but it’s where you place your focus that’s crucial. This excellent piece from Entrepreneur concurs and shows you how and where you should be focusing for optimum results:

If you liked that piece, the author, James Clear, offers a 45 page guide to changing your habits on his own site in return for your email. In the interests of science and serving you, I signed up and think it’s a really good read:

Ever get to the end of a working day and think, Wow I was so busy…then look around and realise you actually produced very little? You’re not the only one and here’s the master at focus, Tim Ferris, on how to get more productive:

I’ve written about the Pomodoro Technique before but here’s a comprehensive primer I came across that includes links to some free tools to help you practice it and boost your productivity painlessly:

Of course, focus is also something you should apply to your sites – getting your visitors and prospects to follow your call to action and do that one thing you want them to do.

That’s often to sign up so you can get them on your list and, with so many of us using WordPress, here’s a helpful list of plugins you can use to turn what is effectively a blog layout into a professional looking landing page:

Finally, your TED talk this week is from former Denver Broncos running back Reggie Rivers, who discusses how focusing on your goals is the one sure way NOT to achieve them:



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