Skill Sets or Winging It?

There are many talented people out there that aren’t living up to their potential. Ever wonder why? They have the talent, drive and ambition, but lack the skill sets to accomplish true success. They believe that winging it is enough. It’s not. In fact, it can cause you more headache and financial pain in the long run.

When you first start off in any business, you’re excited. And rightfully so. You many find yourself in over your head if you don’t have the right skill sets to make it happen. You can have all the tools in the world, but, they won’t help you if you don’t know what to do with them. So, take the time to learn what you need to for success. It could pay off for years to come.

I read that the only 100% investment is in the education of yourself. It’s the only one with a 100% return if you apply what you’ve learned. And, it’s true. When you learned how to talk, walk, drive, etc… You applied 100% of your education. You had no choice. So why then, do people try to fly blind when it comes to business? It’s easy to start one, and go for broke without many obstacles. It’s keeping it going that can be where the problems start.

So how do you get the skill sets you need? Invest. You have to invest in what you want. Sure there are lots of free resources, but let’s be real: they’re only going to give you a small part of the picture. Time is one of the most wasted resources on the planet. And, unless you have hours upon hours to research, you’re better off paying to learn.

Paid webinars, seminars, coaching sessions, and even classes can help. But the key here is to invest in training. It can save you from financial ruin in the long run. It can also save you time. Why reinvent the wheel, when you can learn from those that have done it before you. The old saying is true: Find someone successful that is doing what you want to do, and learn from them. Look, people deserve to be paid for their time and expertise. Stop trying to go cheap.

I have a cousin who is an architect, and he tells his client one simple thing, you can have it 3 ways: good, fast and cheap. But, you can’t have all 3 at the same time. You can have it fast and cheap, but it won’t be good. You can have it good and fast, but it won’t be cheap. Or, you can have it good and cheap, but it won’t be fast. Get the picture. Which one would you choose? Good and fast definitely won’t be cheap, but will be worth it to your new business.

So take the time to invest in skill sets that can last a lifetime. No one wants to go into business to fail. So let those who were before you help you pave the way. Success is an event, and takes time to cultivate and grow. Just make sure you are getting established in a way that will help you grow and continue. Maybe even expand if that is your wish. Just don’t try to do it all yourself. That’s a surefire way to fail and fail big.





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