My grandchildren and their parents arrived yesterday afternoon so it’s a wonderfully chaotic time around World Headquarters. (Translation: no time to write a new post.)
So I’m rerunning a post from a few months ago that you may have missed…or are willing to revisit.
Author Robert G. Allen wrote, “The will to prepare to win is more important than the will to win. Preparing usually means doing those kinds of things that failures don’t like to do.
“ It means studying and learning. It means reading books, going to seminars. It means not being afraid to corner experts and ask foolish questions.”
As a person who has traveled across the country to attend a seminar and even further to conduct one, I can’t imagine why everyone hasn’t discovered the joy of participating in events that have the power to change our lives for the better.
Getting yourself to a seminar may, in fact, be more important than what happens in the seminar.
When you are willing to spend your time and money to expose yourself to new ideas, new techniques for doing things, and new people who can add their enthusiasm to your dreams, you’re also sending a strong message to your subconscious mind about your own worth.
Conversely, not investing this way also sends a strong message. As Sondra Ray says, “When you say, ‘I don’t have enough money to go to that self-improvement seminar or buy that book, it’s almost like saying, ‘I am not a good investment.’ The best way to make money is to invest in yourself.”
What would you like to be better at? Speaking German? Creative marketing? Managing your time? Boosting your emotional intelligence?
You can accelerate your progress at anything by putting yourself in a roomful of people who are on a similar quest.
Best of all, an investment in yourself is the one thing that no one can ever take from you. No matter what is happening in the economy or where interest rates are headed, the investment you make in your personal growth—and continue to make— never stops paying dividends.
“In times of change,” said Eric Hoffer, “learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
With all the resources—the books, the seminars, the insights of others—available, it makes no sense to skip the critical preparation stage.
Because, in the the final analysis, winning isn’t about what you have or even what you do. Winning is about becoming the person you were meant to become no matter how long and difficult that journey may be.
Take advantage of every resource you can find. You never know what might happen if you do.
You could be sitting in a roomful of strangers and suddenly meet yourself.
If you only attend one more event this year, I urge you to make it the Joyfully Jobless Jamboree. Filled with ideas, inspiration and opportunities to connect with others who are building their own exciting enterprises, this is going to be two of the most memorable days we can deliver.
Visit the Jamboree website and see what’s coming on October 15 & 16 in Austin, TX and make plans to join us now.