Question Everything: Reflections from a Webinar
I attended a webinar hosted by the Philippines' online marketing guru, Jomar Hilario. He was fresh from a 3-day seminar and was sharing his learnings to the webinar attendees.
I took notes from the webinar, made posters of my 5 main takeaways and added my reflections below. I used Canva to create the posters (Check out my Canva tutorial here).
I grew up learning that the formula to life is go to school, get a good job, work hard, retire and then enjoy life. My parents were doing it. So did my teachers in school and my bosses at work. It must be right. Right?
I'm not saying it's wrong. Just reflect on the message: Challenge your assumptions.
Assumption: Job hopping is not good for your career. Question: Does reality support that assumption?
Assumption: Fluoride in your tap water is good for you. Question: Is it really?
As an inventor, Thomas Edison apparently made 1,000 attempts before he successfully invented the lightbulb. When a reporter asked him how it felt failing 1,000 times. He responded "I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully found 1,000 ways that will not work."
Let's look at things from a different point of view. Instead of thinking of yourself as an employee of XYZ Company, why not see yourself as an entrepreneur, the owner of your professional services company, with XYZ Company as your client?
Imagine taking this jump shot. How many pictures would you have taken to finally get the perfect shot? How long would it have taken you to prepare everything?
Timing is not everything. There's also preparation, patience, hard work, recognition of the opportunity and taking action.
I like how the famous speaker and teacher, Bob Proctor, puts it "Being at the right place at the right time does not cut it. You have to be aware that you are at the right place at the right time."
"You become what you think about." You have probably heard this saying more than a dozen times.
Your mind is so powerful and you can use it to help you achieve your dreams or external forces can manipulate it to pursue their agenda. So be careful what you feed your mind. Either way, it's part of you but it's not YOU.
"What if I'm not good enough?" "What if I don't succeed?" If you hear yourself saying these or something similar to yourself then you're losing focus.
I have to check myself every now and then. Am I focusing on my goals and what's important to me or am I focusing on my fears and what other people have to say?
I believe it is best to put your focus on something or someone bigger than yourself because any challenge pales in comparison.
If I'm struggling or starting to doubt myself, I just refocus and tell myself that my God is bigger than my problems.