It's not about what you have, it's about who you become.
Since we discussed earlier this week that giving begins the process of receiving, it's vital to understand:
1. You can't give what you don't have.
2. Therefore, you must give to YOURSELF before you can ever fully give to another.
These two topics are much too deep to cover in a brief entry, but here are a few things to consider:
You want to be a so-called "expert"? Then give yourself the gift of 10,000 hours of practice, focus, study and application so that you become one.
I find so many people wanting to become a "speaker, coach, podcaster, teacher, author", fill in the blank; and they haven't even done the work on THEMSELVES that's necessary.
For example: I worked deeply on myself for the better part of 23 years before writing my first book The Science of Success. That book came from experience.
Not a workshop or writing a book report on someone else's book that I read.
All of my books have come from deep experience.
I see people running ads on social media to be a "million dollar speaker;" and with all due respect, they're not even that good at speaking in the ad!
I can only imagine what they're like in a live presentation.
Likewise, I see people stating they're a "coach" and TELLING OTHERS to invest in coaching, and they've never even invested coaching for themselves!
One of my mentors, I've had 6 major ones; and by the way, I made MAJOR investments of time (face time not internet time), money, energy and effort, to study with them; told me: "James, if you go out too early you will NEVER finish your work." Wise words in this age of quick-fix, magic-bullet and secret-sauce.
By the way, NONE of the above exist.
Do the work FIRST. Or forever be a derivative.
You want to fulfill your purpose, have impact, and provide tremendous value to the world?
Give the gift of study, practice, growth and development to YOURSELF FIRST!
Play the long game.
We tend to overestimate what we can do in a year; and underestimate what we can do in a decade.
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