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7 Easy Steps to Success in Any Endeavor!

1) Learn some shit.
You want to be an “expert”? Great. Go find something that makes your spine tingle. Learn everything you can about it, and then some. Once you actually take the time and effort to learn, you will then be an expert.

2) Do Your Work.
Shut up and work. Do the work you need to do. Don’t whine about it. Don’t contrive ways to outsource everything. Don’t complain that it should be “easier than this.” Put your nose down and do the work.

3) Learn some more shit.
There’s always more to learn. Keep your skills sharp. Once you get done learning all there is to learn about your area of interest go back and learn some more. A lot has happened since you last learned. Keep learning.

4) Apply It.
What good is learning stuff if you don’t apply it?

5) Always Be Improving.
Resting on your laurels is bad. Simply learning is essential but not enough. If you’re telling yourself, “I got this,” it’s time to go back to school.

6) Stop Searching for Shortcuts.
There are none, so stop looking for them. The only shortcuts that exist are the ones that shorten the distance between your dollars and their wallet. If someone is promising you a shortcut, that’s just shorthand for “I want your money.”

7) Be Yourself.
Stop trying to be like someone else. Just stop it. Stop hiding essential aspects of who you are in order to maintain your “image”. Being a shell of someone else is lame. It will suck up all of your energy and make you feel completely lifeless. Hiding parts of yourself will make you achy and it’ll come out regardless when you least expect it. If you’ve never felt the surge of energy that comes from doing something you love, odds are good you’re trying to be like someone else. Stop it.

6 Responses to 7 Easy Steps to Success in Any Endeavor!

  1. You’ve inspired me:
    7 tips to success in sales
    1. Find something to sell that you give a crap about and makes you feel better about life when people buy it.
    2. Learn everything you can about what you are selling.
    3. Never stop learning more about what you’re selling so you become better at identifying who is a good match for what you are selling them.
    4. Treat everyone fairly in your sales efforts.
    5. Listen to people’s objections , really listen to them. Don’t come back at them with one of those practiced lines designed to overcome their objections, just have a real conversation with them.
    6. Care about the people you are selling to or walk away.
    7. Treat everyone fairly in your sales efforts.

    • Yeah, this should be another whole blog post. On its own site. That way you could comment here, then link there. Get yourself some optimized content mojo. Good way to maximize the love since we’ve already begun to outrank major properties for some key content. Just sayin.

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