I believe in continuous and strategic learning. We will never know everything. We will never be truly perfect at anything. This may seem a little intimidating but, in fact, I consider this to be absolutely empowering.
Think of this: anything that you are not good at CAN be improved. And even better, you can improve yourself today! There are free resources - from the internet to even the public library.
The key is specific and pinpointed learning. To identify specifically what you lack or what would benefit you the most in your current situation.
Find books, videos, coaches, mentors, or whatever you can find that addresses your identified topic. Given the breadth of information available, I have no doubt you will find what you need regardless of unique.
The point is: there is no reason why you cannot become better or more educated today than you were yesterday.
Here is a video that talks specifically about this:
My wife and I both have home-based businesses and we certainly know the struggles of being distracted while frantically trying to get things done. I started full-time in this business when my daughter was 1 year old so the house was always noisy. My son was born along the way and it’s really been a 6 year journey while always having noise and distractions filling the house.
Today marks a big day for us in that my son starts full-day school. We will have the house to ourselves!
But how to get more done? I’ve learned a lot over these years as a parent and an entrepreneur and one big one is how to get more done. And the answer is NOT multi-tasking. See this video for the explanation:
Why do people lose motivation so quickly? Too often we are looking way ahead to the goal itself when it is so valuable to enjoy every step of the way. Enjoying the journey – not just looking forward to the destination – will ensure that we stay enthusiastically on the path to success.
Here is today’s Monday Motivational video blog entry. Watch, learn, enjoy and, please click “like” and share with your friends if you enjoyed this video.
Nothing happens unless we take action. We don’t get better, find success, nor find happiness without taking the positive steps to making it happen for ourselves.
So often we reach for perfectionism before moving forward. We wouldn’t want to do anything less that GREAT the first time.
The reality is that no one is perfect (including you and I). The work we do and the life we lead will never be 100% free of error. We only get better and move forward in life by trying and learning from our mistakes.
Here is a video to help you with this idea. Stop procrastinating and move forward!
I am always particularly excited to present my keynotes in locations where I can run in amazing terrain. I was particularly excited to present in Lethbridge Alberta as this is the site for my new adventure for 2012: 100 km Lost Soul Race.
This is a huge mental advantage to knowing what to expect. I’m glad to know EXACTLY what I need to train for.