[Video] How To Be the Best at What You Do
What does it mean to be the best at what you do?
Why is that important?
Is life all about competition and being better than everyone else?
Let’s see what it takes to be the best at sling shots:
That’s right, Rufus Hussy, from Ashborough, North Carolina is the best at what he does!
Now, how does this relate to starting an online business?
Being the best at what you do doesn’t necessarily mean you’re competing directly with everyone else. In fact, that’s the beauty of online marketing: no matter what you’re selling or trying to promote, there’s always going to be a different way it could be done.
The conclusion I’ve come to is that being the best at what you do, in this case running an online business, is all about setting goals, monitoring your progress, and working to improve on your individual performance. If you are not making progress with your online business, you’re probably regressing!
So, now the tips:
- Do What You Love: I’ve talked about this a lot lately but truly believe it – if you’re doing what you love and not just chasing the “get-rich-quick” ideas, if you have confidence that you will succeed, and if you follow the Tuesday Tutorials 🙂 (along with other tips and tricks), success will come in one form or another.
- Practice + Persistence = Progress: In order to be the best sling-shooter I’ve ever seen, Rufus Hussy had to practice a lot. In fact, his “practice” was for his actual survival – the things he hunted for were what he ate growing up in a big family. Not only do you have to practice and implement strategies to be successful with an online business, but you have to test things out and adapt.”That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Persistence and Practice equal Progress!
- Set Goals: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra. Setting goals, especially performance goals, is the “secret sauce” in my opinion. If you haven’t read it already and written your own, read my first real-life experience with the Moller Mission Statement. After you read that I challenge you to write your own mission statement and share it with the Moller Marketing readers.
- Monitor Progress: “Small Success leads to Big Success!” – Nate Moller. If you don’t keep track of where you’re headed and what you’ve accomplished, you’ll never really know if you’ve arrived. The adage “…when performance is measured, performance improves” is as true in running a business online as it is in success as a sling-shot expert.
I recently read an article about 10 Ways to Fail Successfully. Yes, the title is ironic but the content was great:
People always say “never give up.” But how do you not give up when things are working right? Simple, you readjust your plan.
The main goal or end result you desire to achieve shouldn’t change, but your approach should if it’s not working.
To be the best at what you are doing doesn’t mean you keep pounding your head against the wall when the door is two feet to your left. You have to make adjustments, monitor your progress, set goals, practice and persist, and love what you do!
How do you plan to be the next Rufus Hussy with your online business?
7 Replies to “[Video] How To Be the Best at What You Do”
Thank’s for a great post. If you really want to become the best “in the world (how big is your world?) at what you do” = Gutta cavat lapidem non vi sed saepe de cadendo.
Passion is another word for loving what you do. Hunger sounds like a powerful motivator! and would certainly insure significant passion. I was intrigued by the comment Rufus made about how he never aims – I’ve run into the concept before that visualizing what you intend to do is more effective at hitting the target than trying to aim at it, which (visualizing) appears to be the way he is doing it.
I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers and he talks about the unseen factors to success. No doubt Rufus had to work hard to perfect his talent, but how many people in the world had the unique opportunity or motivation to spend as much time focusing on that talent? What if he had been able to use the shotgun too? He probably would never have developed that remarkable accuracy.
How does that apply for us? What unique opportunities, connections & experiences do we have that have given us a leg up on our competition? What you spent the most time doing?
Great book, by the way, I highly recommend it, especially if you are raising kids.
Thanks Ryan! I’ll add that book to my “Wish List!” (the wish I had more time to read list :)) Doing a self-assessment of connections, experience, skills, etc. is so helpful as you start an online business and become your best. Raising kids is definitely a business – I’d love it if you’d do a guest post on how raising kids is like starting an online business! Talk soon!
I’m a big believer in working harder than the next person. I graduated with a 3.9 GPA and it wasn’t, as many of my fellow classmates believed, because I was any smarter than most of them, it was because I worked my tail off to do the best job I could and study what I was being taught. I have now taken that work ethic and applied it to my consulting business. It isn’t always pretty, and sometimes I’m working well into the night, but if I truly want to succeed, I have to be willing to put in the work. Now, if you are doing what you love, as you say, it won’t feel that much like work, or be too big of a sacrifice. Good luck to everybody else out there, and you better work your butt off, or I’ll be right on your heels.
Thanks for the comment Jennifer! If everyone got the concept that yes, it does take WORK to succeed, we’d all be a lot more successful. I like what you said about how it’s not always pretty but if you truly want to succeed, you have to be willing to put in the work. Great advice!
I love it. Great post!