1. It’s not about how much you know, it’s who you know.
2. Don’t work hard. Work intelligently.
3. 70% of the stuff you are being taught at school will be meaningless.
4. Learn a timeless skill.
5. Trust yourself.
6. There are multiple entrances to anywhere.
7. Don’t follow.
8. There is no such thing as ‘the truth.’
9. Don’t listen to people. They talk a lot of shite.
Have you noticed that usually the people who talk the most do the least? I often watch out for this when choosing potential people to work with. I once worked with a guy who could put an insomniac to sleep with his continuous verbal diarrhoea. Not only was he incompetent he killed a few major deals to boot.
How ‘Bout Choo?
Have you any examples where you worked or hung out with someone who could do or had done everything, but only with his mouth and not his actions?
Or are you a ‘I’m gonna do this… I’m gonna do that…’ person who looks back every year and yet again nothing has been done?
Whenever I’m silly enough to doubt my ability with anything,
I always take a quick glance at people in the public eye earning millions for their ‘skills’ and back I bounce. Not in an arrogant ‘I’m so much better’ way, but simply in a ‘if they can do it so can I’ way.
Here’s an example:
A music producer friend of mine had the tuning tool that all producers use these days to whack up a note that was either slightly sharp or flat whilst mixing or producing in the studio. It’s called Auto-Tune.
For good singers it was a tool used merely to sustain a great ‘take’ or performance where everything else was great bar a few dodgy notes or unexpected voice cracks.
So for those it was a quick job – half hour, if that.
My friend once worked on an international star from one of the biggest bands of the decade. He had the unfortunate task of auto-tuning their vocal. When I popped into the studio he gave me a weary look. ‘I’ve been here for weeks!’ He wailed.
He told me he literally had to auto tune not just words but right down to syllables. The poor guy literally had to re-tune every breath from this multi-million selling ‘singer.’
What this reminds us is that no matter how crappy we feel our contribution to the world might be, there are people who are not quite as bothered about imposing mediocre on the world making a perfectly good living! In other words, of course we should do our best, but remember, there is an audience for everyone. Our job is to find them.
What Say You?!
Are you your worse critic and full of self doubt with any project you take on?
So I’d been thinking since I began 11 months ago about how I could help other bloggers grow their audience as quickly as I did. Y’all know how passionate I am about making a proper living from blogging already.
I started doing Blogging Tips and then I wanted to offer online events that could help boost folks’ audiences. I had quite a few in mind but a busy schedule and some tough periods put paid to getting them up and running last year. But now…here is the first!Feel free to use this post to say hi and introduce yourself to other bloggers. Add links to your books, your poems, your enterprises.
This Post Is Yours!
Have at it!If you have a social network, share this post as now you are on the list, each share spreads YOUR reach even further!
It’s always good to keep a tally on progress otherwise how do you know when you are really being productive or just being busy? Plus, it’s always good to pat your own back now and then. Recently (amongst my many skills! 😯 ) I learned how to do a mean cheese sauce using only the microwave!
Yep! Yep! I know!…But they already gave out the Nobel Prize this year…but thank you anyway.
I also recently learned how to initialize and prepare a hard disc for cloning. Gold star for The Ed! (Don’t worry if the second one is gobble-de-gook to you. I’m still taking my gold star!)
What Say You?
Don’t leave me hanging. What have you learned to do lately? Or if you can’t think of anything…whatcha gonna do about it!