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The limits of self-learning

Most of us go through the same phase when we start learning a new skill.

We believe we can learn everything by ourselves – that we don’t need any help.

After all, we’re entrepreneurs.

Blazing trails and being independent is what we do. Why ask for help when there’s a YouTube video, podcast, or blog post with the answer to every question under the sun?

Do you use momentum to your advantage?

This week I want to confront a myth that many people hold about how top achievers operate.

There is a broadly-held misconception that everything the successful minority do is based on their sheer willpower to succeed.

Now, I’m not saying that willpower isn’t important; it is – very important. You absolutely need it to get through tough obstacles and to persevere with your plan.

But, relying on willpower alone will never bring you success. Willpower gets depleted during the day as you make use of it. It is not an unlimited resource.

personal values, value ladder

Are You Living In Harmony With Your Unique Personal Value System?

This week I want to take a look at values.

Specifically, our personal value system that is unique to each of us.

Now values are the underlying motives behind purposeful action. They are the internal forces that drive us to act, and they come in many forms.

So, if we want to feel driven and motivated to achieve results, we have to ensure that our goals are in line with our values.

One decision – That’s all it takes

Do you set small, manageable goals so that you have a very high likelihood of achieving them?

Or do you set huge goals that you’ve got very little chance of achieving without superhuman effort?

You might think that by setting moderate, reachable goals, you’ll actually achieve them. That you’re setting yourself up for success. That you’d be more motivated because what you want seems easy to do.

And you would be wrong.

Are your goals big enough?

Do you set small, manageable goals so that you have a very high likelihood of achieving them?

Or do you set huge goals that you’ve got very little chance of achieving without superhuman effort?

You might think that by setting moderate, reachable goals, you’ll actually achieve them. That you’re setting yourself up for success. That you’d be more motivated because what you want seems easy to do.

And you would be wrong.

Confronting Adversity

Adversity – noun (ad·ver·si·ti)

– adverse or unfavourable fortune or fate
– a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress
– an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance

OK, so I think it’s fair to say that nobody likes adversity.

In fact, many people believe it is the ultimate enemy and avoid difficult situations at all costs.

If they find an obstacle in their path, they run in the opposite direction and choose the path with the least resistance. Their dream is to live in a perfect world where nothing can harm them or make them feel pain.

Using Freelancers in your small business

In my last article, I started sharing my views on outsourcing tasks to allow you to focus your valuable time on the important tasks in your business.

If you read it, I trust you’ve compiled the three lists of activities you can and ideally should outsource:

– Things you hate doing.
– Things you can’t do yourself, and
– Things you shouldn’t be doing.

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