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NOTABLE! What if you already know enough?

Discussion in 'Education, Learning, Books' started by Andy Black, Oct 13, 2018.

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    I remember in Unscripted MJ referred to it as "Act, Assess, Adjust". I don't think I really grasped what that meant until I started on my idea.
     
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    This thread got me to thinking. Why are so many people afraid to try? When we were really young we'd dive right in to trying new things. Did school take that out of us? Did an education system that rewards "right" answers and shames "wrong" answers make us afraid to try? Does our school system foster a life time of being afraid to try? In effect, giving us an excuses for making excuses and not taking action?
     
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    Yep, it gets “trained” (beaten?) out of us.

    We started by repeatedly getting up every time we fell over, till we eventually could stand and walk.


    I did a video somewhere of the kids doing some painting. They just got a brush, water, paper, and started painting.

    They didn’t worry what it would turn out like or if anyone would judge or laugh. They didn’t think they’d better do a painting course before they darkened the page.

    They did it for the joy of doing it.
     
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    This thread title initially made me think of the quote 'I don't know what I don't know,' but once again, @Andy Black posses a blunt question that immediately makes you stop and question your actions.

    Really excellent question. I guess a response would be how do you know when you know enough?
     
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    First time I heard it was in Tim Ferris The 4 hour work week. "Just in case learning" (bad) vs. "Just in time learning" (good).

    And I would reverse the order: Act first, then learn, then act, learn, etc.
     
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    What if you already knew enough?
    “I’m going to cold email businesses once I’ve read that book on cold emailing.”

    If you already knew enough you’d be cold emailing businesses.


    “I’m going to create some Google Ads after I’ve got my Google Certifications.”

    If you already knew enough you’d just create the ads.


    When you sit down to write the cold email or create the Google Ad you’re going to get stuck immediately with some question.

    “Should I cold email from my personal gmail address?”

    “What do all theses settings for a Google Ads campaign mean?”


    So you answer the question and move onto the next problem (step).

    You take action, encounter a problem, learn what you need to solve it, then move onto the next.

    Now you’re in motion.

    Now if you picked up a book you’ll skim through it and things will resonate and you’ll get aha moments - because you’ve now got a coat-hanger of experience to hang the learning from.


    “You don’t learn until you launch.” (Dan Norris)

    “You can’t steer a parked car.” (James Shramko)


    Pick a direction. Get started. Keep going.
     
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    I have colleagues who are still studying/taking Master degrees or certifications based on their current industry in order to get increment or jump into higher salary.

    Let me calculate the costs of Masters and certifications :

    MSc in cyber = $50K

    certifications:
    GPEN = $6K usd
    CISSP = $4K plus trainings

    In the end, office slave is always slave. Like MJ said casino players are always gonna be losers. A J.O.B is a job.
     
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    So then what if you’re just 19 and don’t know literally anything about business besides what I’ve read in mj’s books, it seems dumb to just start without knowing anything, or am I just subconsciously using that as an excuse? I have no idea where to start, I’d figure I’d read a bunch of books and study business/entrepreneurship/economics/finance but you guys are basically saying that’s worthless? This is confusing the hell out of me
     
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    As Bruce Lee said "Boards don't hit back."

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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    Ok ok, I get it now, this is kinda what everybody else was saying but it didn’t click in my head till you said that. Hitting boards is nothing like getting the experience of actually fighting someone. Reading about business is nothing like actually starting a business.
     
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    Awesome insight on this dude. I find my self going down a similar rabbit hole too often
     
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    Yeah, they’re rabbit holes with trap doors on top. You often don’t see them till you’re already descending.

    Thanks for the rep.
     
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    It's really not about how many books you read but why you are reading them. That goes for blogs, posts, etc. Example - at some point you'll want to start your own company. While doing that is much easier these days you need to understand how and what structure to use. That requires some research = reading. It's also easy to think you've come up with a great idea to solve a need. But again, I recommend some research. Some people find a great concept, like MJ's limo aggregator, which focuses their research to solving specific challenges as they arise. Some of us are still in the hunt for a need to attack, which can lead to more general research in books, online forums, etc. The key is to focus your research on solving your most pressing challenge at that time.
     
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    Thank you so much for writing this. I was completely unaware that I had fallen into that spiral. I’ve been reading and learning (unconsciously consuming) more and more because I felt I wasn’t enough.

    I’ve been thinking about your post for two days. It’s changed my thinking completely and utterly. Thank you!
     
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    Look in the mirror and say: “I am enough. Because I say I am.”
     
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    Think of what you hear from even highly successful people, "Ive read hundred of books, I don't watch TV I read books, etc. etc. etc."

    Reading and learning is ESSENTIAL. But there is a time when you have an idea to pursue you just have to do it and learn as you hit barriers vs. Learn everything about every possible barrier before its even a barrier.

    Don't let this confuse you. You got this man. You are young and you never have more time than you have now. Invest in learning no doubt about it and take action on your dreams and you will learn (probably more) by getting started and doing as well.
     
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    Yeah man Im with this Andy.

    If Identity is not in alignment with what you are trying to do your mind will trick you to mentally masturbate some more. I really think that's why some people have to work on removing limited beliefs. Others are just rock stars and lucky I suppose.
     
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    I don't think reading is essential. I'm sure there's plenty of successful business owners who can't read, or who have never listened to a podcast or audio book.
     
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    I appreciate you continuing the chatter. My view is bigger than just business. For personal development as a human reading is essential.

    But you make a point that I think can be valid.
     

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