One of my favourite quotes is “Formal Education will make you a living, Self Education will make you a fortune” by Jim Rohn.
I have been going through a quiet time in my business recently – team building is quieter as a result of some changes we made and Retail is fine, ticking along nicely, but, you know, I didn’t have my usual buzz.
Now that doesn’t worry me – I know I have ups and downs. Good Days and Bad Days…… and I don’t let the bad days worry me any more, because I know that is just my emotional roller coaster doing its’ stuff.
Yesterday was Wednesday, and Wednesdays are quiet days for me in my business, so it gives me a chance to reflect on how things are going, what changes I might need to make. A bit of working ON the business instead of working IN the business.
So I took the chance to watch a couple of old webinars. One of the leaders in the business, Andy Boswell, arranges a monthly webinar where various leaders present some motivational stuff, hints and tips, a bit about their story etc. and one of the webinars was by Doug Roper.
Now I had noticed that Doug Roper was always high up in the New Business Tables, so I knew he was doing something right, so I watched it. Just half an hour or so.
….and it really perked me up! He didn’t have a mind-blowing new idea, a fantastic new gadget or system, but he just had a really easy-going way about him. The fact that he is originally from the North-East (like me), endeared him to me. He recommended a book, which I had come across before but never read, and he reinforced some thoughts that I had.
So I came out of that short session feeling much better, just half an hour listening to someone else who is doing what you want to do, can give you such a boost.
Which brings me back to Jim Rohn’s quote.
When you’re at school, you are not usually there because you want to be, you are there because you have to be, so you learn what you have to learn.
After you leave school, any education you take on then, whether it is an evening class, reading a personal development book, watching a video or whatever, you tend to get a lot more out of it because you CHOOSE to do it. You do it because you know it can help you in your life, your business, or wherever.
So thanks to Jim Rohn, and Doug Roper, I feel all motivated again!
See you soon