Tip Numero Uno:
Speak to smart, successful and accomplished people.
I used to think that you could learn from anyone and how it wasn’t that important to seek advice from those that had the experience. Well, I was a little bit off on that last thought. It is very important to get their advice and guidance!
The insight from those that have done it against those that haven’t or worse still those that do not* is like night and day. They just don’t compare.
You could do something for years, wonder why it’s not working, end up disenchanted, not realising that you’ve been doing it wrong the entire time. The thing is you don’t know what you don’t know. This is where having an accomplished person to advise you can be an absolute game changer. Just a little nugget from them can make a world of difference to your personal development and growth.
You could save yourself a lot of hassle by going out there and learning from the experts-Do ask for assistance. The worst that could happen is they say no, and if they do, someone else will say yes.
Here’s how you do it:
- Look around you (there are people everywhere) and find someone who has done what you want to do or has accomplished a few things that you admire.
- Set up a meeting, lunch date, send an email, call them, buy their book, watch their videos, listen to their audios, just find a way to be able to connect with them.
- Harass them, only kidding, learn from them! Pay great attention to not only what they say but also what they do. For example, let’s say you wanted to be a bikini model competitor; you’d need to know what the other successful competitors have done to achieve this. As well as listening to them, other things to do might be forming a vigorous daily training programme, changing your diet, learning how to pose, buying the right outfits to showcase your physique on D-day, hair, make up, smile, tanning and a whole hoard of other things. You get the gist.
It is never too late to learn and get it right. Put away your pride or whatever hang-ups you have and just ask.
3 things to avoid
- Speaking to lots of unaccomplished dream killers
- Stick to number 1
- Do 1 & 2 religiously
If you confide your affairs in a fool then surely you will become a fool too- Okay I just strung those words together but I must say it’s quite sound (dusts shoulders off). Feel free to quote me 🙂
P.s *”Those that do not” are people with zero ambition be it great or small, avoid them like the plague.