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Malcolm Gladwell in his best-selling book, “Outliers“, makes the case that one needs to spend 10,000 hours mastering
a skill in order to be successful at that skill.
That’s 50 weeks, 40 hours per week. One year, full time. No success
guaranteed, just mastery of a skill you choose.
It doesn’t matter if you are writing, playing the piano, auditing or cartooning.
Or learning how to talk to prospects in an engaging way, how to bring traffic to
your blog or site, present the business in a way that inspires the best
people to join…
Would 1,000 hours be OK?
Let’s say Mr. Gladwell’s 10,000 hours is too much. Let’s start with
That means, to master one skill you need to succeed in your business, it will
25 weeks full-time if you practice and learn for 40 hours per week.
(40 hrs x 25 weeks = 1,000 hrs)
50 weeks half-time if you work at it 20 hours per week
(50 weeks x 20 hrs = 1,000 hours)
What criteria will you use to choose the first skill you’re going to master?
Remember, you’ll have to spend at least 1,000 hours doing it, practicing it
and watching how others do it, etc. before you are likely to see
any steady success using that skill.
Think of all the times you have quit anything that took sustained
effort before you could see success, including your business.
Why did you quit?
It was after all, your choice (and right) to stop. And you quit
even though others said they were successful doing the very
thing you stopped doing.
Conversely, what is something you’ve stuck with, even though it
hasn’t given you public recognition or wealth?
Choose a skill you want to master in 1,000 hours. After all, if it takes
1,000 hours, how many can you take on?
Answer in this format:
A. I’d choose [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][name skill you want to master most
right now] and I’d stick to doing it for 1,000 hours, because:
blah blah blah. 100 words max.
B. I wouldn’t quit if I chose this skill to learn (versus other times I
have quit working on something) because:
blah blah blah. 100 words max.
Contest ends Tuesday, August 23, Midnight EST
PS. One guy who by anyone’s estimation has created insanely great products
and marketing efforts is Apple’s Steve Jobs. Their iPhones are so far ahead
of anyone else’s people just wait for their new version like it’s Christmas. They
are deliciously amazed each time. Why can Apple do that, and the dozens of
other mobile phone companies are all losing ground and losing money and customers?
It’s the same reason you’ll give, once you know the secret to becoming
insanely great. I’m working on it, too.