Remember, the fastest way to learn something new is to find a person who has already accomplished what you’re seeking to accomplish. When I started this business I sought to be mentored by a person who was making mid six figures per month.
In the beginning I did EVERYTHING I was told to do – without question – and my business grew so fast I decided to put my practices up for sale.
Once they were sold, I started to question my decision. I also began to question EVERYTHING. I began to think – I “NEED” to know everything about everything. I began to question the product ingredients, the science, the company, the business strategy, the techniques, the scripts, the emails, my mentors and mySelf.
I called my coaches everyday, probably a hundred times per day. (OK maybe not a hundred…at least several). I went to their homes and sat next to them for hours and hours and hours – watching, listening, learning – and rarely applying. I was the dreaded “Ask-Hole”.
Finally, judgement day came. My coaches called me to the carpet. Bill – your business is shrinking. You’re not DOING the business. You’re simply Anal-yzing it and you’re Failing Your questions are legitimate. At some future point they’re going to be important things to know. They’re good questions – and here’s one for you; “Are you wanting to get another degree – or are you seeking to learn a new business and achieve your dreams, goals and more?
Here’s what they said next; “From this day forward here’s what we’re going to DO. For every 10 people you talk to – we’ll answer one question. Is that fair?”
My answer a meek, weak – Uh – Yes.
They continued on; Because we learn this business by DOING this business. Learning this business is like learning to swim, dance, ride a bike, or drive a car – you don’t read a bunch of books to learn those things. You learn because of your WHY. You learn to swim so you can breath and live, you learn to dance so you can get the guy/girl, you learn to ride a bike or drive a car for the FREEDOM.
Once I returned to DOING what my mentors told me to DO – even though it wasn’t “comfortable” my business began to grow.
More on “comfortable” tomorrow.
Live with Intention,