This Week’s Focus: To all of you who were about to forget, here’s just a gentle reminder that it’s Valentine’s Day next Tuesday, a day when we focus on what we admire most about our loved ones. Whether it’s ourselves, our partners, or our businesses, it’s all too easy to focus on our weaknesses and shortcomings and spend all our efforts trying to overcome them and somehow become ‘perfect’. The truth is, however, that most success and growth is based on identifying, building and expanding our strengths, not correcting weaknesses.

What are the key strengths of your business, and how are you building and exploiting them for your customers?

Off The Record: My Funny Valentine by Rodgers and Hart

Is your figure less than Greek?

Is your mouth a little weak?

When you open it to speak

Are you smart?

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