Here’s a confession: A few months ago, I used to be incredibly impatient with new courses and books. I convinced myself that they’re “all the same.” I actually started to think that “I know it all…”
I never watched videos, I didn’t read new books, I didn’t buy new courses…rather I sat there and “smack talked” them, putting them down and making myself feel better.
Then…one day…a question came to me…
“Why is it that these guys are all making so much more money than me?”
You see one of my good friends (no names) was making it VERY big online all of a sudden, his business was blowing up. Mine, however, was growing steadily but not seeing nearly the growth that he was (but still great).
I really started to think about the difference between us and here’s what I learned…
–> This guy was in MULTIPLE mastermind groups and even paying $15,000 a year for one of them.
–> He bought and read EVERY book and course out there.
–> When others spoke, his slick mind LISTENED and IMPLEMENTED…
That Day I Made A Decision…
I decided that I’m going to listen more and open my mind (again). The days I used to have the fastest growth were the days that I took in ALL the training I could get!
Now, I have to admit, it hasn’t been easy. I still have that voice inside my head that tries to get me to stop and go about doing my own things. And, yes, 90% of what I read/watch or spend time learning, I already know.
However, let’s face it:
A) It’s great to hear things again and get a refresher. Sometimes it’s just the right timing.
B) If all you even get is the 10% – DEFINITELY worth it!
Today, I watched a 20 minute video I’d never watch in the past…
It had NO CONTENT, it was just a pure promotion. But, I learned more from watching it than most content based videos I’ve watched in the last year.
Because I got tremendous value out of just seeing HOW they are promoting their next product. I was impressed and already have tons of ideas flying around for my next project.
Lesson for the day: No, you don’t know it all (I don’t care who you are). And stop looking to learn from things that are “revolutionary” – if all you get is ONE good tip from something, it’s worth it’s weight in gold!
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