Never Stop Honing Your Craft

“Real improvement comes from practicing the game, not playing the game.”


In today’s episode, I discuss importance of planning deliberate practice to improve our skills.

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E540: Continue To Learn

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere


  1. Want to stay young?
    1. Continue to learn
    2. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty-one or eighty, anyone who keeps learning is young. Henry Ford
    3. Learn to live with curiosity
  2. Stop letting our ego get in the way
    1. You don’t have to be the smartest guy in the room
    2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
    3. Don’t be afraid to learn
  3. Make a new commitment to learn
    1. Carve out some time to spend learning every week
    2. Learn something new – outside of contracting
    3. Start building your thirst for knowledge

E385: Learn By Reading Books And Magazines

Keep learning and growing by reading books and magazines.


  1. We want to continue to learn
    1. Keep your mind open to learning
    2. Improve your knowledge of things (work and play)
    3. Make a commitment to read more
  2. What it does for us
    1. Keeps our minds sharp
    2. Builds discipline
    3. May learn that next thing
  3. Don’t think you have enough time? Make time
    1. Turn off the TV and read for 30 minutes
    2. Read before going to bed
    3. Order trade magazines in print form and keep them around to skim through when you have a few minutes
    4. Use audio books, app books and hardcopy so that I have many ways to consume books
      1. Audio when driving, walking, etc.
      2. Read on your phone if you are waiting in line
    5. I am usually reading 3 to 5 books at a time

E245: Continuing to Learn

In these amazing times we live in, continued learning is crucial for success.

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E187: Become a Subject Matter Expert

Being a subject matter expert boosts your business and your brand.

Yes, you are a subject matter expert!

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