So, what does this all have to do with business? The key word here is FOCUS. Just like in hair coloring, you have to focus on the necessary steps and follow them all in order. In business, you need to focus on your goal. Make a plan. Follow the steps of your plan, methodically and with focus. It sounds boring, but each little step brings you closer and closer to your dreams.
This incident reminds me of a great book on living your dreams called, Dream Big by Linda Hammond of Femail Creations. She started a mail order catalog business. She, like most of us, was doing most of the jobs in her business. She realized at one point that she had to fire herself from some of those jobs in order to do what she does best. While I'm not ready to fire myself from hair coloring, I will stay more focused on the task at hand.
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment. —Maxwell Maltz
The first rule of focus is this: "Wherever you are, be there."—Anonymous