One month of intensive and always varying work. I’ve been in South Beach for a month working with one of the top sales training companies in the world and learning the ropes starting at 7 in the morning until the time I go to bed. This summer has consisted of learning in mass amounts and learning the material presented in front of me quickly. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to work alongside Grant Cardone and his entire team and know the skills acquired will directly affect my life, but the area I want to focus on is the initial jump you have to take into the real world.
I think the best way to learn is being submersed entirely. I say this because although it is taught to doggy paddle first, being thrown into the deep end requires you to figure out ways to stay afloat. As the time passes the muscles used to swim, or even stay afloat, become stronger and stronger until it is a conditioned response to swim. I am at the point in which the swimming has become easier and the surprises are not so surprising anymore. But this is the point where a lot of people make a fatal mistake. When the swimming becomes a normalcy, boredom and other emotions come begin to surface. People will take this as an opportunity to just stay afloat and stay in the same position. It’s important to remember how difficult it was at first and how far you’ve come, but not slow when normalcy settles in. It is your choice entirely to swim and push forward re-training the muscles and pushing onward and upward. This is an opportunity to grow into something you previously may not have even imagined, but you have to ignore the complacent mindset and want more. The motivation of knowing that you can single-handedly change the course of your life is something that can spark a change of thought, a difference in self-motivation, or even a change to your personality.
In regards to complete submersion, it isn’t solely about figuring out how to stay afloat, but also using what is around you to further excel growth. One thing I’ve learned this summer is to surround yourself with success and surround yourself with those who want to be successful. Imagine being on a row boat and there are two people that rely on the rest of the team to carry the load of the work and kind of sit along for the ride. Apply this to your life and realize there will be people who will try to stick on to you only because you are creating a bigger wake then them. They will try to take credit for your hard work and your accomplishments and say that they were carrying the weight just as much as you. It is important to acknowledge those people and to simply get rid of them. The negativity they bring about and the lack of motivation they have will prevent you from reaching your full potential. This process may be difficult, but blocking out the bad from your life and encouraging self growth is the best investment you will ever make.
I hope you guys enjoyed my take on complete submersion and encourage you to go out and grab what is yours. Be a difference maker. Be the person others want to surround themselves with. And finally, just be the best version of YOU that you can possibly be.
What I’m Listening to: (Song of the Week)
“There is no such things as strangers, just friends we’ve yet to meet.”
Brant A. Wickersham