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Entry from May 28, 2014
Follow One Course Until Successful ("focus” backronym)

"Follow One Course Until Successful”—a backronym (back acronym) of the word “focus”—is popular business advice. A business should have focus on a specific goal. American financial author Robert Kiyosaki is frequently creidted with the “focus” backronym; Kiyosaki has used the “focus” term since at least 2009, but probably did not originate it.

“Follow One Course Until Successful” has been cited in print since at least 2003, when it appeared in Bill D. Cordes’ book, The YOGOWYPI Factor: You Only Get Out What You Put In.


Google Books
The YOGOWYPI Factor:
You Only Get Out What You Put In

By Bill D. Cordes
Great Bend, KS: Cordes Keynotes and Seminars
2003
Pg. 83:
F.O.C.U.S.
Follow One Course Until Successful

Google Books
Freedom to Soar:
Why Settle for Less when You Can Have All You Want?

By Tolani Brendan Mosweu
Published by the author
2006
Pg. 91:
Skills don’t count much if you have broken focus. The ability to maintain good focus in all situations will give you an advantage over your competitors.

FOCUS is the acronym for Follow One Course Until Successful.

Google Books
Coached to Lead:
How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with an Executive Coach

By Susan Battley
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
2006
Pg. 158:
Your brain might appreciate the acronym FOCUS as a memory tool—it stands for “Follow One Course Until Successful.”

UndergroundSuccess.com
October 21, 2009
Why Improving Your Focus Will Increase Your Success
(...)
Robert Kiyosaki said that FOCUS stands for: Follow One Course Until Successful so please watch this video until the end and if you like it, leave me a comment below. I’d love to know what you think about the Power of Focus.

Under30CEO
Interview: Robert Kiyosaki Discusses What it Takes to be Successful
September 23, 2011
(...)
Do you think there are generic qualities required to be a successful entrepreneur?
Me and Donald (Donald Trump) have put together, based on our experiences, five qualities that all successful entrepreneurs require which combined gives them the Midas Touch. The first quality every entrepreneur needs to possess is strength of character. In business, many times an entrepreneur is tested, and as you become more and more successful the more you are tested, so how you show up as a person is a good indication of the type of entrepreneur you are.

The next quality is the ability to stay focused. F.O.C.U.S means Follow One Course Until Successful – the emphasis here being on Until Successful. Most entrepreneurs fail because they lack the strength of character and the ability to stay on course until successful.

Google Books
Title Step Up and Focus: Follow One Course Until Successful
Author Lindsay Hopkins
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
ISBN 1478220058, 9781478220053
Length 154 pages

YouTube
F.O.C.U.S. Follow One Course Until Successful
Gregory Musantry
Published on Aug 23, 2012
Friends, this video is OUTSTANDING! The words hit home with me and I’m sure with you! Soak it in because I’m telling you right now, he is 100% correct!

The Huffington Post
Cortney McDermott CEO, Chime
FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful
Posted: 11/05/2013 12:33 pm
(...)
Focus requires discipline. As the famed personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki defines it: Follow One Course Until Successful.

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