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Saturday, August 7, 2010

The First Step To Learning is ...

In my last post I shared the need to learn before we can earn. I mentioned the fact that there is a learning curve in every occupation and even in every activity or sport in which we find enjoyment. Our business is no different in this regard. We too have a learning curve. However, what sets us apart is that we have a culture that is different from every other business I have ever observed: we have thousands of successful leaders who are willing to share all their secrets with any new person who is willing to LISTEN.

You guessed it, the first step to learning is to LISTEN. Too many of us invest too much of our energy in trying to be heard, trying to say something or impress someone. Most of us don't invest enough time and energy trying to hear what someone else is saying. How can we learn if we do not listen--especially if we don't listen to those who know the way to succeed by actual experience? There are many types of listening and I am not going to list them here because for our purposes they don't really matter. The only type of listening that will allow you to learn what you need to know to win in Unicity, and in life generally, is this type: "Listen with the intent to understand." This is the essence of the 5th habit of Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Successful People". This book is one of most successful books ever written and if you haven't read it lately I urge you to do it now.

Most importantly I urge you to make a commitment right now that you will listen today at least twice as much as you did yesterday. If you do you will learn some pretty useful knowledge and you will be better prepared to live your dreams.

All the best,

Stewart

http://www.leaderu.com/cl-institute/habits/habit5.html

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