Let me first start off by saying; I was a little apprehensive about what I might hear about the letter F. But you were all on your best behaviour…well, most of you:)
I’m starting off with Melody Fletcher’s list of F words (that didn’t sound right, did it?)
Focus (I know it’s already been mentioned, but it’s really, REALLY important).
Fearless (The state we all aspire to attain, no?)
Free (What we all are, whether we know it or not)
Fun (What life is supposed to be)
Fantabulous (May not be a real word, but I use it all the time, so it counts. Yes, I have that power.) And I will add here that this was also Lori Gosselin’s word:)
Frivolous (a way to describe the stuff we worry about)
Freak (what you are when you’re not “normal” or “lame”)
Fame! (I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly!)
Fart (There you go Bill Dorman. You’re welcome)
Bill, in his comment on the letter E post said: I was thinking the slang word for flatulence might be appropriate…….
Well Bill, Melody had the guts (will that be a G word?) to go and call you on it! And it also gives me an opportunity to use one of the lines I use in my coaching, and that is:
“Be on the leading edge of a trend, not the farting end of a fad.”
Who would have thought I’d have the opportunity to put that in print? Woohoo!
Bill also offered up fearless, fantastic and forward-thinking, before he threw in Fahrvergnügen.
Yeah, I had to look that one up, and I still don’t really get it:) But that Bill keeps me on my toes.
David Goldstein said: “it’s Fashionable to label Finance as an F word along with Foreign – I find it Fascinating.”
And certainly the word “Finance” is one that we should all be attuned to, in business and in life.
Claudia Anderson Scimeca said: My “F” word contributions would be “forward” and “focus”…both of which are great attributes to our business and personal lives….thinking forward and moving forward are exciting and important directions to shift your drive into…and keeping focused helps in the moving forward process…if you are focused, you are less likely to get distracted from your forward moving goal. Wise words Claudia:)
Ana Isabel Canhoto asked: What can businesses learn from fitness? I am thinking discipline, cross training, goals, coaching, avoiding injury…
Well that, Ana, is an entire blog post in itself, if not an entire book!…one that I am tempted to write:) One thing is for certain. The fitter we are in body, mind and spirit, the more successful we can be. The pursuit of a fit and healthy lifestyle requires discipline, and that discipline translates well to the business arena (pun intended:)
I shall be back with a post (or a book?) on “What business can learn from fitness and sport.” Thanks for the great idea Ana!
Craig McBreen F-bombed the place with the following: “For some reason Flambé came to mind with F words. ( Flambé? Does this mean alcohol is involved? Were you really thinking about business tips Craig? )))
Craig also said: “Sometimes the blogosphere is full of Fast-rising stars. It looks like you’re heading there with your Fast, Furious rise and all the guest posting lately. I’m trying to come up with more Flattering F-words, but can’t. I think Erin over at Factotum would be better at this.” Yeah, that was pretty self-serving of me to include that, but I just couldn’t leave Craig holding the brandy, haha!
I read the description of Filibuster in the link above, and was thoroughly flummoxed. I think you just threw that in to confuse this Canadian, eh?
Adam Toporek added Fealty, and I had to look that one up too! But it makes perfect sense. Faithfulness, loyalty and devotion – to one’s vision, goals, principles, friends, family, employees, customers, ideas and ideals is important to achieving success. I shall be Fealty-licious in all I do!
Paul Rink provided the word Franchise. Now I don’t have any experience with franchises. Do you? What I did find fascinating was the Top 10 Franchises according to Entrepreneur. Wow! All I can say is, in Canada, I wish I had a piece of the Tim Hortons franchise. We are a Tims nation:)
I’m going to end with Shakirah Dawud’s F word: Fear…”the good kind, that keeps fire in your blood to succeed”.
As the saying goes, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” ‘Nuf said:)
Now be sure to be thinking about “G” words for the next in the series!