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- Jul 23, 2007
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Just know that everyone is in the chase for resources! I take entrepreneurship courses at a respectable university program but it's not nearly as good as just building your own business.I think its really hard because like me I need guidance but a quick e-mail or hours/days on google will just not help.
There is only one of you MJ and loads of people needing guidance but you need to live your life. Slowlaners like me are so used to there lives how they are we need a kick up the arse we are not used to the life I can see why your frustrated but also see why we are the way we are so its a bad circle. I refuse to e-mail anyone begging for a quick fix because I know I need to find my own path and I am impatient as I have been wanting for nearly a year to find something to get stuck into and made wordpress sites using pat flynn methods which from I learned a lot and am now studying app programming with Xcode but with a little doubt as so much competition and I know for certain what I am doing and thinking probably thousands more are. We are living in a world where everybody wants now and they even teach entrepreneurship at my local college but I know its a gimmick course that will not lead me to where I want to go.
+1. Thanks for a bump. Tons of hidden gold out there. Reading at least 2 hours every day and still finding things like this thread. That's why I think asking "Where can I find a mentor?" is a bit silly when you can find them on this very forum. Read and learn before you start asking.Now this is a quality bump. Not like the relationship trash that was bumped yesterday.
Thanks for the kind words Chris.Funny, A few of us forum members met up outside DC the other night and talked about this very thing.
@Andy Black You are truly one of the most generous people i know in terms of spending your time giving valuable advice. I think I told you at one point that has a cycle. After a while, when more than 50% of the people you spend time with don't do anything, the ability to continue will wane. These days, I can tell the difference from someone who is asking and will consider it and use it vs those that aren't.
It's also why meeting up with people if you are trying to get advice is best. When people see that you at least have the guts to show up they are more likley to spend the time. And it's hard to waste someones time face to face and then do nothing at all.
I only wear that in dark back alleys, luckily this was a pretty nice place.Did you scare them with your clown outfit?
I think most people that ask for advice already know what they plan on doing. Answers are frequently followed up with a statement about a better way.
I definitely agree that "you" (or anyone) shouldn't expect a thing. I think we are thinking about two different types here. The askholes and the folks that are in motion. If you are analyzing someones campaign, and they take your advice and consider it but do something else, that is somewhat normal and common. What i was referring to is the askhole. Someone who asks and asks but never does anything and comes back for more having not yet done a thing.Thanks for the kind words Chris.
I've been thinking about this last night. I know some get discouraged when they give advice or mentoring to people who ask for it, and it then falls on deaf ears.
Maybe it's a matter of time for me, but so far I am not in the slightest bit discouraged.
What I realised last night is that I don't just "give with no expectation of a return", but I "give *expecting* no return".
It's no skin off my nose if I spend time with someone and they don't take action.
I get so much out of it myself... I learn different ways people are stuck. I learn different ways to explain how to get unstuck. I get better and better each time.
It's ultimately not up to me to motivate someone to take action. That has to come from within themselves.
I often finish those kind of coaching calls by saying I don't want anything in return, and they are under no obligation to act on anything we've discussed.
I just ask them to pay it forward if they make progress and are ever in a position to do so.
Every now and then I get an update out of the blue, and of course, I'm delighted to hear of someone making progress. But I don't expect it, so they are always a nice surprise.
EDIT: There's something else too. If I get paid, then I haven't created an "imbalance". The transaction would be complete.
Karma doesn't work like that.
Ah yes. There are definitely those type of askholes out there. They can even be exceedingly nice people too.I definitely agree that "you" (or anyone) shouldn't expect a thing. I think we are thinking about two different types here. The askholes and the folks that are in motion. If you are analyzing someones campaign, and they take your advice and consider it but do something else, that is somewhat normal and common. What i was referring to is the askhole. Someone who asks and asks but never does anything and comes back for more having not yet done a thing.
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