Edition#23: Why We Practice, Good Friends, Making a Fortune

Tips To Perform Better

1. There is always a method to the skills we learn, but we often forget why we practice. 

The employee who gets promoted does so because of their leadership qualities, but may not yet understand how to become a leader

The person who enjoys cooking rarely thinks about how they can improve their cooking. 

The teacher who shows up for their students may not ask themselves “How can I become a better teacher”

When doing something you enjoy, one of the most rewarding aspects is seeing your skills improve. When performing any behaviour, instead of asking “What am I doing?”, ask yourself “What am I trying to do?” 

Practice with intent and you will reap the rewards of achievement and enjoyment. 

2. When you learn, you are permanently changing your current performance as a result of experience. 

Experience the basics early so you can correctly modify and upgrade performance later on.

A leader would learn how to communicate early so they can effectively deal with future workplace conflict. 

A boxer would learn basic footwork so they can manipulate movement around the ring.

A writer would learn how to structure a sentence so the reader doesn’t get lost.

A barista would learn the difference in coffees so they can produce the right brew.

Go back to the first learnt sequence and see if it needs refining. Never underestimate the power of basic experience.

Some Words To Consider

1. With good friends come good memories

And with good memories comes a good life

Create new positive experiences with those around you and you will forever live well.

2. We’re often told to be careful who to trust. Betrayal can be the ultimate dagger to someone who has put in an awful lot of risk. 

But if we fail to trust, we potentially deny ourselves the opportunity of integrity, strength, leadership, resilience and performance.

Don’t deny yourself the opportunity to trust. But always assess the risk involved.

Quotes To Listen To

American writer William Faulkner on being better

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – 

Source: William Faulkner

Entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn on making a fortune

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune” – Jim Rohn

Source: Self Education