How to overcome stagnation in your business and personal life

How to overcome stagnation in your business and personal life

Let’s take a few minutes today and talk about upping your game. The only way you can up your game is to be around people who are better, faster, stronger, smarter than you. One of the things I like to do to make sure I’m around people who are way smarter than I am is to attend conferences.

For the last couple of years, I have been part of the Genius Network. This is a group that is full of billionaires and multi-millionaires. They are great business owners (not operators) and I am around them to absorb, to learn, to grow. I want to know how they got to where they are so I can get to where I want to be.

Here’s the first step:

I want you to look at areas in your life where you want to grow or need to improve. Maybe you want to be a better leader at home. Or a better leader in the community. Or a better leader in your business. What areas are not as strong as you want to be.

The next step is to find people who are better at the things you listed in step one than you are. Then surround yourself with those people so that you can raise your game.

When you hire people, be willing to look at people who are better than you are. Maybe, they are more organized. Maybe they understand the market better. Maybe they are better at finances than you. Hiring someone that you have to teach everything you know limits you and your growth. If you are a professional, you need to hire professionals. Find people who are experienced and trained.

I’ve seen some amazing individuals passed over for a position because the person hiring feels inferior or inadequate and is fearful of having someone on their team that may be able to do their job better than they are themselves. This type of mentality not only hurts your business but it also limits your personal growth and development.

The reality of moving to the next level is that you need to have people around you that you can learn from. You want to be pushed to grow. That is the only way to improve. It’s ok to be the dumbest, most inexperienced person in the room. That’s where growth happens. If you are the smartest person in the room, what’s left to learn?

That’s not to say I’m encouraging a scarcity mentality. I’m not telling you to focus on what you don’t have, or skills you don’t have. This isn’t about comparison. This is about growth. What I am encouraging today is for you to take an honest look in the mirror, notice the things you don’t like, and then find someone you can learn skills from to improve your weaknesses. Here’s the secret: those people who have skills and talents that you do not have, got them by working hard, pushing themselves, and learning from someone else. So when you see someone with a gift you do not currently possess, instead of saying to yourself “ I wish I had been born a great speaker like them” try saying “I wish I knew how they got to where they are today.” And then do the same things they did. Read the books they read. Attend the conferences they attend.

I guarantee that if you do the work and surround yourself with the right people, you will be able to develop the skills you are seeking to have.

I hope this inspires you a little to start pondering on who you want to be in your circle. Have a wonderful weekend!

Proactive, Productive and Profitable,

Dino Watt