By Steve HoughtonFor a while now, I’ve been writing about how business and life are too often a battle of ideas and expectations.
I think it’s time we moved past the old adage that you can’t be too ambitious.
The truth is that when we’re working to build a brand, it’s hard to achieve anything but good things.
But sometimes you just need to put a bit of a different spin on what you’re doing.
When I began my training as a business trainer, I was struggling to understand why some people would be so keen on learning more about their work, while others were so reluctant.
I’d noticed that when people were told to “think outside the box” they often did not.
In a world of endless screens, we’ve become used to thinking, “OK, I’ll work on the next thing and then I’ll think about the next”.
It’s easy to think about how things will work in a future, but the real world doesn’t work that way.
It’s not that the world doesn ‘t work that time.
It’s just that when you try to take an old idea and make it work in the real-world, you end up with nothing.
In fact, it often makes things worse.
For example, if you start out with a plan to build your website, you can spend hours on it.
You know what you’ll find?
No one will click on it, no one will purchase it, and you’ll only earn a small commission.
You can’t imagine how much more time and effort would have been spent if you had put a real effort into the actual task at hand.
So instead of spending months developing a website, what if you’d built a better website and made a profit?
Or, instead of building a new website, maybe you could have designed one that better fit your needs?
It doesn’t matter what the purpose is.
Whatever you’re working on, there’s no need to waste time and energy thinking about the end result.
The only time you’ll waste time is when you’re not working on the task at the end of the day.
It makes no sense to spend time worrying about whether you’ll make a profit or not, or what the next step will be, or where to find the next product you’ll build.
Instead, take action and get to work.
If you want to learn more about how to become more aggressive in your business training, I’d suggest reading my article, “What you should do before you start your training”.
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