My life became much easier many years ago when I learned that I can’t force anyone else to learn. I stopped judging my success based on everyone’s immediate application of my coaching or whether they liked me or not!
What I can do, and quite well, is create environments in which people are most apt to learn and choose to apply themselves in so doing. Epistemologically, we find that individual accountability and environment are essential. Just ask Newton or the Wright Brothers. And that’s why so many of us find so much of school so boring—it’s not that we’re “slow” or uninterested, it’s that we’re bored by ineffective instructors and horrible environments.
I see my responsibility as positioning learning as fun, relevant, aesthetic, and immediately applicable. I don’t deal in theory, but rather instantiate what people need to be successful. After that, it’s up to the individual. Marshall Goldsmith and I have often discussed the fact that if we’ve been able to help one person who really wants to be helped, that’s a success. And to quote another colleague and one of the giants in this field, Robert Mager, “You really oughta wanna.”
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. —Benjamin Franklin
Spend two days with me in Carmel, CA: A focus on business growth in a great resort at a fantastic price with a small group of facinating people, Feb. 15-16. Write me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Evergreen Client Relationships: Join the global sales strategy expert, Colleen Francis, and me, for 1.5 days of intense work on:
- Finding and landing ideal clients which possess huge potential for you
- Chalking up instant wins to gain credibility.
- Making yourself invaluable with TRF (The Reliance Factor) so clients seek you out again and again
- Expanding your influence to exponentially grow opportunities within each client unit and site.
Would you like to learn how to develop million dollar clients with which you work over many years? We have, and we’ll show you how.
This is a limited attendance experience. AND, we’re holding it across from the famous Bacon Bar in Miami! You can attend at a discount if you sign up in the next three weeks: https://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/never-ending-value-evergreen-relationships-lifelong-business/
Shameless Promotion Meets Social Media Strategy: Global social media strategist Lisa Larter and I will help you create dynamic, inexpensive, effective approaches to promoting your business in both corporate and retail environments. How good is Lisa? She handles all my technology and internet strategy, and I was a social media cynic! Come and listen to the converted in Naples, Florida: https://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/shameless-meets-social/
2018 Million Dollar Consulting® Convention: This is in Boston in April. Almost 60% of the Chicago participants signed up in advance to guarantee their seats. There’s nothing else like this, 2.5 days of accelerated learning, great speakers, networking with global colleagues, and business growth. You can save 60% if you register this month: https://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-convention-2018/
Master Class Reprise: A dozen people focused intensely on moving to a larger stage, creating far higher value and fees, migrating to advisory work for six figures, exerting extemporaneous influence, and much more. I’ve scheduled another, identical program for December 6-8, later this year: https://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/the-master-class-workshop/ The fee includes lodging at Castle Hill in Newport, meals, and local transportation.