“Are you good in your field?” This is a query I often ask my clients, especially when they feel unhappy or dissatisfied with the results they’re getting.
“What do you do to get better at your job?” This is the second question I ask not just of my customers; however, I am also asking myself the same regularly as well.
I am very proud of my commitment to professional growth and continual learning. I also think that these methods are the best anti-aging method also, LOL! Let me share my definition of mastery and the steps needed to move from being ‘good’ to ‘great’ (in Jim Collins’ words). Jim Collins).
1.) “M” means for MAKE a commitment.
Most of you can have a good attitude about making great plans to get better at what you do. The only way to get there is by talking about it. Taking a vow and executing does it?
Action Step: Look at your skills and abilities in the work you’re doing. Do you have areas where you could expand and improve? Find those areas, then look up how you can be taught by those who are the best among the best and commit to it and put it on your calendar, budget for it, and then start moving!
“The only thing that is “special” about those who master their craft is their determination to remain determined.” – Lewis Howes.
2) “A” – is for Attitude.
I’ve been all over the place. I have a lot of knowledge. I’m aware of a lot of things. I can easily assume the view that the information I have is enough. However, that’s not the case. In this age of “information-bossiness” (the terms that Sam Horn, Dr. Sam Horn), we can access tons of information. Although many may be voracious readers, it’s not as effective as doing and learning. To become an expert in anything, you need to change your mindset. Attitude is the most important thing.
Action Step: Look at your attitude, especially in regards to growing and learning. Are you getting stuck in the way you’re doing things? Are you shackled by the idea that you have all the information that is there to learn? Change your mindset, and you’ll alter your altitude – or the degree at which you work and notice the difference it makes.
3) “S” – is for STUDY.
It’s never-ending, And it’s never going to ever be finished. It is essential to remain in the mentality of a student and believe that you’ll learn… much more… to grow better. The study, Study, Study. Read. Listen. Learn. This year, I am participating in a Mastery Course to develop my professional media and speaking abilities. I am eager to grow and learn in this field. This is a major aspect of the work I perform.
Action Step: Find the “masters” of your industry. Examine their work. I watch professional speakers of all sorts every day. I research their techniques, their style, and their stages. What is the person in your field that you consider to be an expert? Start studying and connecting with them. It is also recommended to study outside of your field. There are many positive stories! Take a look at “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” which is a fantastic documentary that is available through Netflix about an elderly Sushi master. You’ll learn a lot!
4) “T” – is for TRUST.
It’s not always easy to be able to put yourself into the hands of professional experts to improve your capabilities. In the course I am participating in, after being an inspirational speaker for many years, I was required to trust the process and the expertise and expertise of the experts, trust in my abilities to un-programmed and gain the latest techniques. Trust is the key! Ego is a common obstacle that can get in our way of becoming the best we can be within our industry. Learn to be confident.
Step 1: Sign up and take part in classes that you believe to be exceptionally good. It’s a great opportunity to overcome ego and trust other experts (masters! ) to trust in the process of learning that might be uncomfortable for you, for putting your faith in your capacity to continue learning!
5) “E” – is for ELEVATE.
That’s the essence of what becoming a Master is about – you’re looking to improve yourself and your capabilities in every possible way. I am awestruck by people who have developed various skills since they have different thoughts, behave differently, and communicate differently. I am awestruck by the fact that they are different. Suppose you can improve your capabilities and thinking, which will result in more and higher-quality clients. You’ll be the best version of yourself.
Action step: My top action step is to begin the habit of recording your experiences learning. As you grow and learn and develop new skills, your writing, and thinking change in line with your learning. It’s crucial to document the journey and process.
6) “R” – is for RARE!
I refer to them as those who have reached the highest level of mastery of their field. They are scarce – and they’re rare because of a variety of reasons. It takes dedication. It requires actions. It requires perseverance. It takes faith in yourself. It’s a long and hard process. It is a long process to achieve that level. Are you prepared and willing to become one of the rare ones?
Step 1: Once you have reached a certain point of success in your life or in business, you can feel lonely. You may feel isolated. Sure, you’ll be among the “rare”; however, they are very rare and few. Are you ready to face this? Take the effort to spend time with the right standard and level of quality. You already know them. Learn more about them, read about them. Then reach to them. There is nothing better than a hand-written card that expresses your gratitude for the work done by the Masters. Get it done now. Be one of the very few ones.
7) “E” – is for ENERGY.
It requires a lot of energy to accomplish the goals one set. To attain mastery, you need an even greater commitment to yourself. It is essential to care for yourself and not spend your energy on things or people who don’t matter. As entrepreneurs often, we show some form of ADD”squirrel Shiny object syndrome – whatever you want to call it, we’ve all been through it. We need to take this seriously. In order to achieve mastery, you need an intense level of energy.
Action Step The most important thing is to Eat well balanced and nutritious meals, rest 8-10 hours each night, disconnect from the world for the final 3-4 hours of the day, do some meditation, do some workout, and spend time with people who care for, encourage and cherish you. Laugh. Enjoy yourself. Get a life.
“The legend of mastery being reserved only for special individuals: It’s easy to gaze at an entrepreneur who has succeeded on the page of a magazine or even a TED talk on YouTube and believe that they’ve been fortunate to have luck, money or superior genetics. However, everyone follows the same way toward “mastery.” The path that everyone follows is one of failure, setbacks and often long periods spent wandering.” – Lewis Howes (Entrepreneur Magazine)
Pat Mussieux is fast becoming known as a highly sought-after Canadian coach for female entrepreneurs, taking her own venture from nothing to a six-figure home-based enterprise in just four years. A large part of her success is attributable to her skills in marketing, thinking, and finances!