Educate yourself to business success
Starting a business is one thing but making it in the business world is another. I have always taken the approach of asking, ‘What don’t I know?’ far more often than, ‘What do I know?’ That’s because I’m always interested in getting a better result.
In 2017(among other things) I have set some really BIG goals around learning. No matter what I already know, I realised long ago that when it comes to business AND life, you can never learn enough. There is absolutely someone out there who will know more about a particular thing than I do. So I go in search of learning and knowledge. I’m always interested in getting a better result.
There are many ways to educate yourself about, ‘What you don’t know’. Firstly, there is so much free information out there on the internet. However sometimes even I can get ‘information overload’ this way. What’s more important is being able to sort the great from the good information.
Next is reading books. I have set the goal in 2017 of reading a book a week. That’s right 52 books (and that doesn’t include novels!) My objective is to learn AND implement at least one new thing from each book I read.
Whether it’s the internet, a book, attending seminars or getting one-to-one coaching I immerse myself in new knowledge. In my business, I coach my clients on what I have knowledge in, reducing dept, creating wealth, goal setting and mindset. Don’t be afraid to engage someone else to help you. If you can get the return on investment you are after, the cost of great advice is irrelevant. For example, why not engage a coach.
I have started working with Siimon Reynolds from The Fortune Institute and I am getting so much from it personally for my business that I decided to bring his team from The Fortune Institute to the Sunshine Coast on a regular basis.
At the end of the day, how you move forward is up to you. What I do know is that I’m more likely to find out, ‘What I don’t know’, from someone other than me. And if I educate myself from these people who are already achieving what I want, the probability of my success increases.
Never be afraid to ask for help.
If you have ever considered coaching, here are 10 ways you could benefit:
- Getting hard results – greater productivity, bigger profits
- Deeper learnings – about yourself, how you’re perceived, where you can improve
- Faster action – advancing things faster and with greater precision
- Space to hear your own voice – to talk something through and gain perspective
- A new awareness of perspectives, beliefs and attitudes that may be holding you back
- Clarity on your values and what you stand for
- Ideas for ways to improve that you may not see – awareness of blind spots
- The cold truth others won’t tell you
- Third-party inspiration for 360-reviews and strategic planning
- Improving specific skills – communication, delegation, team building, persuasion, etc.