I may upset a few people with this blog post but I believe it’s true.
Answer this question:
How good do you want to be?
(It doesn’t matter at what…just how good do you want to be at something?)
If you answered first-rate I truly believe you are in the majority.
Most people want to be first-rate (like you!) but are you prepared to be first-rate?
Although most people want to be first-rate, in my experience, their desire doesn’t match their want.
The majority have the ‘want’ but the minority have the desire.
You see…I believe most people want to be first-rate…instantly. They don’t want to put the effort in. They don’t want to invest in themselves.
They want it…NOW!
But that is almost impossible.
There are no instant solutions; the only way to become first-rate is to put in the effort, learn through experience and make mistakes.
But there are ways to speed up your progress.
Too Good To Be True
You’ll see plenty of adverts / sales pages ‘providing instant solutions’ especially on the web.
You know the ones:
“I work just 2 hours a day and earn $50,000 dollars a month. Buy my secrets for $29.95 and you can too”.
You know the saying ‘too good to be true’ and it normally is!
Believe me, in my early days of running my on-line business I purchased some of these products and not one has worked (for me, anyway).
But I didn’t allow it to affect my desire to become first-rate. I invested in myself and made mistakes. That’s part of the journey to become first-rate.
Plus you need:
1. Confidence – this needs to be unshakeable
2. Relationships – they can be worth a million-dollars to you
3. Productivity – it has to be stress-free and in abundance
Find a First-rate Mentor
The quickest way to become first-rate has to be find a mentor.
Find someone who is already first-rate (in whatever you want to be first-rate in) and get them to mentor you.
That’s what I did when I started out with my on-line business.
When I started I knew very little about the internet…let alone how to create and run an on-line business.
I found a mentor (he was recommended) and within weeks, I had my first on-line site live, I had my free giveaway, my first product.
On my own it would have taken several months.
So my advice…if you fall into the majority of wanting to be first-rate AND the minority of having the desire…invest in yourself and get a mentor.
Find the right one and you won’t regret it.
What’s your views on mentoring? Please share your views in the comments below.