002: Learning without action

Everyday we learn things. 

From books.
From content.
From experiences.

Yet if we are not intentional, much of that learning just goes in one ear and out the next.

In order to actually learn and reinforce that concept, we must take action on it. 

We must pull an insight or revelation from our learning, and then figure out how to apply that to something in our life our business.

When we do this, we begin to live what we learn. 
As a result, the concepts we learn are heavily reinforced in us, and we retain more information.

And if we do this on a daily basis, then we are taking daily actions based on what we learn.

Learning without action is useless.

For whatever you learn next, try to take that insight and immediately put it into action in the next 48 hours.

001: Lessons don't just come from business books

For many years, I just looked to business books and thought leaders to learn more about business. But recently I discovered a better place to find business insights...

You see, every day in life, we learn lessons.

That lesson could be in the gym, in our marriage, in a relationship we have, or in the practice of a hobby.

And every time we learn a lesson in one aspect of our life, you can look to see how that lesson applies to business.

For example, I have been practicing Spanish for 4 months now. My routine daily has looked pretty much the same. Although when I actually arrived in Mexico, I realized that while I could speak, write and read decently, my comprehension was terrible.

So I was plateauing and I learned that to grow, I needed to change my learning routine to add live conversation to my daily practice.

Now, I can take that same lesson and ask "Where am I plateauing in business, and I need to change my daily actions to create growth?"

For me, it involves leaning in and training a new strategist so I can free up a significant portion of my time and elevate as a businessman.

What lesson have you learned lately outside of business that can apply directly to your business?

000: What is The Daily?

"If you can't teach, you can't live it." - Garret J. White, Founder of Wake Up Warrior

9 months ago, I started a practice inspired by the Wake Up Warrior Program. 

Every day I study and learn something new. 
And every day, I teach what I learn to others.

Because when you teach something others, it reinforces the ideas and concepts into your own mind. 

Instead of just becoming a passive reader, you become an active teacher and you absorb much more of what you actually consume.

Instead of reading to get more pages in, you begin to read for revelations to teach others.

So 9 months ago, I began sharing these lessons in the form of daily Linkedin posts. 

But over time I had people start to comment and say "This should be a blog post" 
Or I would write something quite powerful that I wanted to remember myself and never forget. 

Yet when all of my posts are just living on Linkedin's news feed, they have a short lifespan, and Linkedin could delete them at a moments notice.

That is why I am creating The Daily as a blog on my website. 

Short daily revelations taught in less than 1,200 characters. 

Join me on the journey.
And I encourage you to start a practice like this on your own. 
It has the power to change your life.