A long time ago, I invited a fellow Rotarian to lunch at an expensive restaurant. I didn’t know him very well at all, but I knew about his reputation, and halfway through our lunch, he asked me, “So tell me, Robin, why did you invite me for lunch?”
Yes, he was a forthright fellow – part of the reason for his astounding business success. My answer was simple: “This is the Robin Elliott Business University. I want to learn from successful people like you and take advice from successful people just like you, and paying for lunch is a tiny fee.”
How many men have you heard of who, when they lose their job, get overwhelmed with laziness, or don’t know what to do next, use up their meager savings and/or have their wives or parents support them while they run off to university or college or do some online scam degree, having convinced themselves and everyone else that when they get that “qualification,” employers will be lining up and begging them to work for them?
What a great way to have someone else pay for a nice holiday. I’m not talking about young people studying to become doctors or the like; there are always exceptions. But generally, it’s an escapism time bomb. Because guess what? They won’t get a job – they’ll just be more behind. And you don’t NEED a job – there are many options, many of them better than the best job, especially if you value your freedom.
Instead of trying to get a job, ask people who have succeeded what you should do. It costs nothing to ask; you have nothing to lose. Step up and step out – be a man, support your family, and stop making weak excuses that nobody believes anyway.
Successful people are happy to help with a bit of guidance and advice now and then. They understand Zig Ziglar’s quote, “You can get anything you want out of life if you’re prepared to help enough other people to get what they want.” There is a money making vehicle that will suit you.
“The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.” ~ Osho
Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com