Forget What They Taught You in School
School taught you some dangerous things. It taught you:
- It sucks to fail
- You should fit in
- Don’t make mistakes.
With all of that, you’ll never want to try anything new that’s bold. It also makes you grow up and want to copy your peers – if they get a 9-5 job, you’ll want to get one. The last thing you want to do is stick your head out and get become an outcast.
A lot of people won’t grow and scale their business – not because they don’t have the money or the heart – because they’re afraid of failure in front of their peers.
At school, you also get taught how to just be a cog in the machine – and what I mean by that is you get a certain type of education to be a certain type of worker. It never teaches you how you can make money on your own.
Let’s consider this. Say you wanna earn $100k a year. If you have 1,000 followers (on Facebook or Instagram) all you need to do is sell them something for $100. And when you scale, you earn more or your product can be sold cheaper.
The average person has a thousand followers. How hard is it to get them to give you a hundred bucks? What would you do, what could you give them, what sort of service could you come up with to get them to give you a hundred dollars every year. It’s pretty simple if you ask me.
All you have to do is reach into the contacts that you know and offer them a service or product. And that’s your income. Start thinking outside the box, get used to failure, start up something. If it fails, start up another thing, etc. Don’t walk away from mistakes, look for the mistakes, invite them into your life and take it to the next level.