Figuring it out as I go along!
Read Millionaire Fastlane
- May 20, 2014
Oops. Only just spotted your post. Thanks for listening and the feedback.Fantastic interview, Andy!
I have a lot of takeaways but a few really standout to me. A lot of time I look at skills I have and think of how to sell them, instead of how to use the skills I have to help someone, or solve someone's problem. Another thing that definitely hit me, is that instead of trying to pre-plan and develop some certain set of skills for what I think are problems, or looking for problems my current skill set can solve. I can listen to people and build the skills needed to solve their problem.
I don't need to anticipate a problem someone will have and build the skill to solve it before it happens, because problems that need solving are all around and just need someone willing to do the work required to solve them. Instead of building an offering to hopefully solve a problem, find a problem and build the solution.
Also as an IT guy in my current career, I definitely know what you mean when people see you as a cost and not an investment. One of many reasons I want to focus on adding value in my fastlane, I don't want to hear someone say "yeah it costs XYZ," I want them to say, "It made us XYZ!"
As always, thanks for everything Andy, I will be listening to the second part soon!
How’re you getting on moving from being seen as a cost to adding value?
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