You’re such a loser. Well, not really. But, yeah, kinda really. But don’t take it personally. So am I. And so is everybody else. Because there’s no such thing as a full-time winner. And when you find out that even losers can win big, it’s not such an awful thing to be after all.
One guy wrote a book about how to lose and win big.
I just read some interesting stuff about his humorous take on “flops, setbacks, and disappointments.” And this guy I’m talking about is Scott Adams. Ring a bell? No?
Maybe you’ve heard of the comic strip, “Dilbert.”
If so, then it’s starting to make more sense. Right? Yeah, Dilbert is the classic underdog. And you can learn a lot from that little guy who can’t even get his tie to lay down properly.
And Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator, said some funny and interesting things about his own life that sort of give you an idea where he got his comic strip character. In his book he shares insights like…
- Conquer shyness by being a huge phony (in a good way)
- The most important metric to track is your personal energy, and
- (my personal favorite) Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.
Now, I believe it’s important to know where you wanna go. Otherwise, how will you know when you get there? And some might file that under the “goals” category. But I get what Scott means. Because your goals can change because of a lot of factors. But a proven System doesn’t need to change.
Scott also explained how he was able to “transform losses into lessons.”
That skill is absolutely essential. If you wanna win big, you’ve gotta be able to learn from your mistakes. And I personally believe mistakes aren’t failures. Because you only truly fail when you quit. But I also understand why so many people consider a flop, or setback, or disappointment to be some sort of failure. As Scott put it…
“Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value.”
Yes. Learn as much as you possibly can from your mistakes. But here’s something that can maybe help you a whole lot more:
Learn as much as you can from other people’s mistakes.
Hmm, that reminds me of a System book. A book that helps you learn from…uh…MY mistakes. Or rather, it helps you avoid a lot of the “flops, setbacks, and disappointments” I went through before I wrote it.
And, in case you didn’t know, it’s available on Amazon.
The $115 price ($100 for the Kindle version) is a small investment compared to what my one-on-one clients have paid me. Especially when you consider how it can pay for itself over and over. But, it’s not a passive kinda thing either. It’s for go-getters who just need some help to avoid the stumbling blocks of building a business better and faster.
Seriously? Are you still here? Go make an investment in YOU today.
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