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The Odds of Success Pt. 3

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training the characteristics


        

Training the characteristics

Last week we touched on developing “a love for the taste of your own blood.”

Today we will cover the other two characteristics;

– Unapologetic drive towards their passion

– Ability to learn anything in a flash

        

Unapologetic drive towards their passion

In the first part of this series, we touched on a little thing called Ikigai which translates roughly from Japanese into “the reason for one’s being.”

To recap it covers these 4 areas:

– Something you love doing

– Something the world needs

– Something you can get paid doing

– Something you are good at

A lot of times, I see people having a hard time figuring out exactly what they can do that covers all 4 of these criteria. After all if everybody knew their Ikigai then we would all be completely happy and content with our lives.

On the other end of the spectrum, people find something they really enjoy doing, but jump straight into the fire without any preparation.

Instead, I offer this…

What if you covered 2 or 3 of these areas, and worked it up to where you can fill in the 4th?

For example…

My business Galhad started as something I loved doing, something that the world needed, and something I was good at.

However, I was not making any money off it – surely not enough to quit my day job.

Yet, everyday I worked on researching, making products useful to people, and ways to improve it, until eventually I could turn a profit.

In other words, I worked it until I could make money!

That covers all 4!

All without having to risk my livelihood!

        

Ability to learn anything in a flash

Another recap…

We grow up in an age where information is constantly at our fingertips! Unfortunately, this presents a unique challenge – siphoning to find accurate, dependable, and relevant information.

How do know what we should be paying attention to?

The answer is based on the 80/20 rule.

In essence, find the top 20% of information that will get you 80% to where you want to go.

So often do I see folks get lost in the weeds way to fast and end up becoming a great researcher, but not one adept at doing.

And doing gives you the experience you need to break The Magic Barriers.

I hope those quick tips give you enough to spark a few ideas!

Next week, we’ll go over how each of these factors raise your odds of success!

 

Talk to you soon,

 

 

Alixander

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