Week This week I will
explore his marketing and business wisdom
I think this quote speaks about the vast majority
of my life. It seems that I've always learned things this way. I wanted to learn
how to play guitar. I tried this and that and bought one thin book, and didn't
even take a lesson until about 15 years later, and then only to learn figerstyle
I wanted to learn about songwriting, so I just
jumped in and started messing around with it and then at one point created a
songwriting class and taught it. I wanted to learn about music recording, so I
jumped in and bought a little recorder and played around with it for hours. I
bought better units and ended up with about 8,000 hours of recording experience
and owned a recording studio.
I wanted to learn how to sell, so I took a job
selling. I wanted to learn how to be a sales manager and it became me. As I look
back, having just read this quote, it is funny how without any formal training,
classes or tutoring, I was able to do these things and even excel at one or two.
I never really thought about it this way before, but I think I just like
figuring things out.
My latest gig is Internet marketing and what I've
learned would fill a few books. Again, I created a business doing it with only
an idea and desire and almost no knowledge. Now I can teach it, and we do.
Some people are really stuck on the institutional
idea of learning. They want to go to a class to learn how to do something before
they are willing to do it. I never had that much patience. Some people even
think you have to have a degree in something to make it real and valuable and
important. It's not an idea that ever caught my attention. Having someone
else give me a piece of paper that says I'm now qualified never appealed to me.
Although, had I the parents with the money for me to go off to college for a
bunch of years might have been interesting, but for the learning?. . . it's not
I really like what has become the Nike slogan: Just
Works For Me! And, A Few Others I Know. . .
Spread Some Joy Today--Realizing that everything is a choice is a very
powerful place to arrive at. Realizing this, choose joy. Others will