This principle has been essential to my success.
How do I make great content?
By making more content, and observing what spreads.
How do I improve my skills?
By working with more clients, and noticing who grows the most.
True learning comes from action — we build muscles by doing things, not just reading about them.
It takes quantity of action to develop quality of results.
A reader asked whether I ever “play hooky”… that is, go off my stringent work schedule… to relax or play instead of doing what I had planned to do.
I love this question. It has to do with how we relate to the idea of productivity.
How are you being, as you go about your tasks and your work?
Are you anxious, struggling, and “just want to get it done”?
The quality of your work tends to match the quality of your being.
You have no guarantees of your results — you can only control how you do the work. Therefore, why not work from joy… instead of anxiety, boredom, or frustration?
Your state of being is your top priority, because the only thing you truly can control is your inner life.
I’ve been able to accomplish a lot in my business because I create even when I don’t feel like it — I work on a regular rhythm. (And I honestly don’t feel like it most of the time.)
Similarly, I’ve learned to rest myself before I’m tired… to rest on a regular rhythm, whether or not I feel like it.
Several times I’ve nearly burned out. (Maybe I did and eventually recovered.) Painful experiences — emotional lows, lack of motivation, lack of hope, physical exhaustion — something I hope to help others prevent...
Oftentimes, we let relatively minor circumstances, like being a little tired or feeling like watching videos, get in the way of keeping our commitments to ourselves, i.e. doing the right thing.
This is how people become victims of life: doing the right things only when we feel good or when conditions are perfect…
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for small business owners, especially solopreneurs such as Coaches and Mentors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.
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