Yesterday on a lift, a guy from Boston got asking me about what I do.
After telling me that he too wants to do more of what he wants…he asked, “What is one secret that you can give me right now in 35 seconds?”
I told him, it’s easy for me, but you’re probably not going to like it.
That’s because it’s one simple idea, but it requires doing something hard…
“What’s that?” he asked.
“Commit yourself to developing new skills…commit yourself to get better. “
So, I asked him, if you could develop one skill that would have the most impact in getting more of what you want, what would it be?
“What do you mean?” he asked.
From what I knew about his job he needs to be disciplined in how he uses his time, and he drives his path to success by selling himself and his firm.
Naturally I asked him, “If you commit yourself to this year building mastery at managing your time and learning skills of selling, won’t you get more of what you want?
Done. 35 seconds.
That’s the secret. But it’s also the easy part.
Now it’s up to him to put in the effort and practice to learn the skills for doing he wants…