I watched a fascinating presentation the other day from Joshua Foer on The99Percent.com. It was all about experts and the things that they have in common that keep them at the top of their game.
That’s what we talk about today. What are those 4 disciplines and how can you put them into practice in your business?
- Experts tend to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. For instance, the best figure skaters are the ones that practice the jumps they don’t land instead of the ones they do.
- They will try to walk in the shoes of someone who is more competent than them. For instance, studies of the great chess players reveals that the indicator of how good and fast they grow as chess players has more to do with how much time they spend studying grandmaster chess players–not how much they play themselves.
- Experts crave and thrive on immediate and constant feedback.
- Experts treat what they do like a science. They collect data, they analyze data, they create theories about what works and doesn’t work, then test them.
Here’s What to Do Next
Take all four of those key ideas and figure out how you can put them into practice in your business or what you do. Get specific and create a strategy to put these into action.