How to become a superstar.
I got an email today, one of those that you sign up to receive, from Sandy Gallagher from the Proctor Gallagher Institute. That’s Bob Proctor’s business partner and President of the PG Institute. I love almost everything that comes out of that website. Bob Proctor will be well known from the movie ‘The Secret’ and many many other self-help training programs. He’s a legend!
Anyway.. Sandy’s email caught my eye. We all know that the world is changing faster than ever and it can be hard to keep up. Here is my summary of her five ways to rise to the top when many are being left behind. You should click here to have a look at her full article and while you’re there investigate some of the Proctor Gallagher Institutes personal development programs.
- Keep your skills current. The world is changing fast. It is no longer ok to simply ride the wave. Take classes, seminars, webinars. Get an industry certification and be the best educated at what you do. The point is to keep moving and develop the skills and strengths that will make you indispensable in your work or business.
- Demonstrate your expertise. I’m a little bit behind with this skill. Donald Trump is too far the other way! Don’t be shy. When you’re good at something that others may not be, step up and show it. Use your skills to make a bigger contribution and let everyone know you’re an expert.
- Assess and Address Your Deficiencies. Most people don’t think they should spend time on this because it is kind of a negative. Contraire! If you know you are weak at something address it and learn how to get better. Spend time figuring out how to fix it. When you do this you’ll feel and be a better person.
- Adopt the Attitude of a Student. Simple but powerful! I recently had a conversation with my trainer. He was talking about his grandmother who recently passed at ninety. She was young, vibrant, in shape and most of all liked to learn. Never be too big to know it all. You can never learn enough and not only will it keep you in the game you’ll stay young.
- Study Every Day. As Sandy says, even though she has made this the last point, it is probably the most important point. When you are a freelancer, employee, business owner or CEO you should spend a few minutes each and every day learning. These five activities will keep you relevant, up to date and in touch as well as ahead of your own curve. There are huge benefits to ‘rubbing your mind’, as Sandy says, with the worlds great authors. It allows you to grow and gives you confidence.
Self-confidence is a funny thing. I often feel like other’s are smarter than me. When I read this info from Sandy Gallagher I realize that I spend more than my fair share of time at all of these things. She’s right. It keeps you young, vibrant and in touch with business in today’s environment. I’m good at it. There… that’s my attempt at number two above. This is one of the things I’m great at.
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