I just finished a 4-day live event at the Marriott in Santa Clara with Brendon Burchard so I thought I’d take some time to check in with you and share my biggest takeaways.
Brendon and I met in Singapore earlier this year when we shared the stage at the National Achiever’s Congress, and again in Malaysia. I felt an instant connection with Brendon because his message is completely aligned with mine – to empower others by showing them how to share and monetize their message, and make a positive difference in people’s lives.
So during this event I spent a lot of time networking and speaking to Brendon’s students and many of them asked me the same question: “Why do you still attend seminars and events?”
Over the past four years I’ve spent around $300,000 on events, workshops, masterminds and retreats with the goal of learning from the best of the best. The reason is I believe that success leaves clues.
I don’t know about you, but after spending the first few years in this industry struggling and figuring things out on my own, I now much prefer taking the shortcut. It cuts out the learning curve considerably and saves me a lot of time and heartache.
Learn from people who have already done it, and who are doing the things you want to do.
In the spirit of learning, I’d like to share my biggest takeaways from this event with you:
1. Be Consistent with Content
Consistency is what separates the legendary from the good. Personally this is definitely a place that requires improvement for me. I’ve never been terribly consistent with updating my social media and Facebook and I believe the last blog post I wrote was around 6 months ago…
I recognise that at this point in my career I don’t have to post regularly. However, it is obvious to me that if I became more consistent with my updates, everything would be taken up a notch.
There are two reasons why I haven’t been as consistent:
- It’s comfortable to not do it. It’s easy to not make the effort.
- As an introvert, I value my privacy and sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to share so openly.
As I realize my reasons why I don’t, I find myself arguing reasons why I should:
- As they say, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” It is only then that we start to learn, discover, challenge ourselves and grow to become better.
- Every time I open up, share and teach, I add value to the lives of my students. If there’s a chance that I can inspire just one person to take a step closer to their goal through a simple Facebook post, that makes all my time and effort worth it.
2. Touch More Lives
This year alone I will have traveled and trained people in 17 countries across 4 continents. As exhausting as it has been, it’s the outcome that keeps me going and keeps me inspired. When my graduates send me emails and messages that they’ve made their first sale or that they’ve quit their full time job, that gets me excited.
I love to help people.
This event showed me that I needed to touch more lives and increase my reach. So I decided to take action straightaway, delayed my flight home to Malaysia and instead extended my stay in the US so that I could immediately begin working with Brendon’s team to create a home study course. I hope that it will reach a wider audience and serve more people.
Now I’ve said this before but it doesn’t hurt to hear it again. You have to balance learning and doing. Many people do too much of one thing and none of the other. There are those who spend all their time reading, studying and analyzing, but never get their hands dirty and often freak themselves out of taking action; I call these people information hoarders. Then there are people who jump in head first without checking the water and simply set themselves up for failure.
You must find a balance between both learning and doing.
Attending this event with Brendon was my “learning,” extending my stay to create a home study course is my “doing.”
I hope that this post inspires you to take steps in the right direction and motivates you to keep going. Remember that I never stop learning and always strive to be better; believe in yourself because you can do the same.