Too many people are in jobs they hate. That’s why I’m helping you learn how to fire your boss and work for yourself! If you remember, the first two posts in this series discussed how to prepare yourself by getting in the right mindset in Mind over Matter and Living Your Life on Purpose. So, you’ve begun your journey with learning. Now what? How do you become relevant? Everybody in this world is good at something. What is it you are good at? Is it writing? Is it reading? Is it speaking? Photography? Swimming? Fishing? Video games? What is it?
Now, do you enjoy doing what you are good at? Is it something you have fun doing? Great! Spend all your time getting better at it. Document the entire process. Tell the world about where you are in the process and what you are working on. Why? Because teaching gives value. When you give value this is a form of marketing, and it’s 100% FREE. So, If you’re good at something, chances are, there are people out there who are looking to learn from where you are at! Teaching people is a great way to get your message out there and to get your name out into the world. When you give value, you get value in return. Teaching will help bring people to you! This almost always results in meeting new people and business opportunities. Teaching can also bring followers, and followers bring money. The best part? To teach something, you don’t have to be the best in the world, you don’t even have to be an expert. You just have to be better at it than somebody else!!! So, every time you learn something new, teach it in a way that you also enjoy.
That brings us to how you share your knowledge. Pick a medium. Is it blogs, audio (podcasts), or videos? You don’t have to do it all, stick to what you’re good at… Example, I suck at writing, so I have somebody who helps me get better at creating text content for you. I am good on audio, so that’s where a lot of my content is being created at this time! ( My podcast)
Pick one of these platforms and learn it, really immerse yourself in it. Take time to learn from others who are already successful in that medium. Notice how they present their message and how they engage their followers. Once you’ve studied the medium and gotten comfortable with it, promote it throughout the world. It will take time. It will take energy. But the thing is, you will eventually succeed if you never give up.
Pro tip: The number of followers you have doesn’t matter. Spend all your time creating incredible value and content, and eventually, followers will come and compound 10 fold… Only when you earn them though!
Teach. I don’t care what it is just TEACH…. Then learn how to get more eyes on your content! Think about what you’re good at, think about how it would best come across to the audience you’re trying to teach it to. Find the right medium, and share it with the world. Unsure of how to best do this? We’re here to help! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro tip: I always like to level up your mindset, I am looking to help you win. So, when you are teaching and creating value there is one very important factoid to keep in mind. You need to approach it with the right mindset… I see sooo many people out there who promote themselves as the best or who oversell themselves… I was very guilty of this when I was just getting started. Too many beginners are still in the “fake it until you make it” phase, and here’s the problem with that… You can NOT trick a winner, you cannot fool somebody who has already made it. You might be impressing grandma or Auntie Jane… but you will never trick me. You neeeeeeeeed successful people in your life, and when you oversell, you only push them away.
So, the answer is simple. Don’t be fake, but still teach! The motto and process you should follow instead is “act as if,” and if you can’t defend it, promote it! If you’re a young entrepreneur, promote it, and explain why your age is an advantage! If you are just getting started in insurance, promote that shit!!! Explain how this means you can spend more time ensuring that you take care of your clients this way! It’s all how you play the game! So, let’s go out today and crush it! Let’s go #teamtrimble and let’s help the world!