Genius versus insanity

I am instructing with JFB at the MFR series in Lake of the Ozarks right now. It is great. John is incredible. I have been to coutless MFR 1’s and am always amazed at how I get something new out of each experience. However it is not because he says something different. It is because I am in a different place, and absorb things at a deeper level. John has found a formula that works, and uses it each and every time.

He says: “A true master is always a beginner. A master does the same things over and over to enhance their skill, accuracy and awareness.”

In your business, do you do this? Find a system that works, and reproduce it. Crank it out again and again.

John describes insanity as doing the same damn thing (that doesn’t work well, or “serve you”) again and again and expecting different results. “For goodness sake, if the horse is dead, dismount!” On the other hand, a “Genius” stays in the flow of the moment, and learns from mistakes to master and develop a process that REALLY works, doing the same thing (that works well) again and again, each time fresh and new, totally centered.

Didn’t you love the olympics? I was an Olympic level swimming athlete once, eons ago! and particularly loved that coverage. I wanted to highlight some things alone these ines.

While watching the Olympics, I learned some principles that we can apply in business:1. Never give up. Dara Torres, at 41 years old, broke a record in swimming. Michael Phelps continued swimming while his competitor coasted.2. Each Olympic winning athlete has his or her own routine before any performance. As business people, we need to find the processes to repeat every day to succeed. Did you watch Phelps perform the same routine every time he clmbed up onto the starting block? What is your “routine?” Never get stuck in the rut of routine. But DO find a routine THAT WORKS for you, master it and repeat it. Hope this is enlightening to you!Warm regards,

Scott

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