****3 of 4 SHOCKING LESSONS FOR 2020****
Here is one that really changed my life tremendously.
It is the concept that so much of our lives we have been programmed to believe that success or progress is almost exclusively SEQUENTIAL.
THIS IS SO SO WRONG.
But to snap out of this is tough, just think about it…whether we are consciously aware of it or not, the presence of sequential growth is drummed into just about everything we do, from having to diligently work out way through grade 1 then grade 2 then grade 3 and on and on.
At university it’s sequential semesters and years.
And it goes on and on…
Well here is the thing, although the “powers that be” would like to tell you otherwise, success, abundance and money creation can be ABSOLUTELY devoid of having to follow any sequence AT ALL. In fact in business more than just about anything I’ve been involved in YOU GET TO SKIP STEPS ALL THE TIME.
I was even once told that you need to have “10 years experience” before you even think of opening multiple practices…hogwash!
Along the same lines, while I will always value experience, sometimes learning from someone who took 25 years to do it may not ACTUALLY be who you want to learn from.
I’ve recently learnt more from a 28 year old multi-millionaire than I’ve ever learnt from someone double his age.
There are a few variations of the “disease” that in my opinion are dream killers…
One, I’ve very recently seen going around.
A coach in the industry recently posted that “you should never look to create another form of income until you have mastered your current one”…I HAVE NEVER HEARD SUCH RUBBISH IN ALL MY LIFE.
Obviously he forgets to mention two main facts…
1) He himself has diversified and has created another form of income in the way of coaching. This is actually VERY common. Coaches saying “don’t diversify outside of practice” while they themselves have done just that.
In fact I was once told at the bar by a coach that many of you love that him and his wife had made more money in property than practice and coaching put together, YET HE WOULD NEVER TELL OTHERS THAT. I think it’s so admirable. I have no idea why they hide it (he literally lowered his voice and put his hand over his mouth).
I am absolutely a fan of making your practice the “cash cow” because, honestly there are very few things I’ve come across that are quite as profitable as a well functioning practice.
But, if you indeed want to diversify, you should absolutely NOT wait to try something else until you have “mastered” the current. Money loves speed, action and bravery and as the saying goes “fortune does quite literally favour the brave”.
The second thing he forgets to mention is that, for him, that may very well have been the truth BUT YOU ARE NOT HIM. Just because he couldn’t “do it” before having many years experience, DOES NOT MEAN YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE SAME FATE.
Another variation of this is the phrase “stay in your lane”, this is only ever said by people wanting you to stay out of their lane. Self-preservation to the nth degree. Why the heck have different lanes at all?! If you’re never going to use them. Singers regularly try their hand at acting and visa versa. Serial entrepreneurs are regularly involved in multiple lanes and industries.
The key points being that the problem is not “trying different things” or “trying other lanes” but developing the structure and team and confidence and willingness to embrace sloppy success.
Amongst many other lessons ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT YOU NEED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE to succeed. IN BUSINESS YOU GET TO SKIP MANY, MANY STEPS AND FAST TRACK ALL THE TIME.