Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Do you guys remember this game? It was released the year I was born. I loved it. Fast paced, loud, both hands popping at onceโ€ฆ But, yet simple to understand and execute. This is how Iโ€™ve been feeling latelyโ€ฆ You seeย ๐Ÿ‘‡

as entrepreneurs, business owners, and founders, we are at a unique crossroads between ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ & ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ and our ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

On one side is technology which is changing so rapidly. We can operate our businesses so much more efficiently, effective, and from anywhere, anytime like never before. The tools have changed to allow us to be targeted, focused, and highly effective.

On the other side is our mindset. Are we willing to adopt, learn, and ๐™‹๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™๐™„๐˜พ๐™€? Are we willing to try new things? Are we open-minded to the notion that we can continue to learn and grow โ€“ irregardless of our โ€œphysicalโ€ age.

So what do we do? How do we grow?

๐Ÿ‘‰ย โ€“ The first step is opening your mind and committing to the idea of being willing to learn, change, and grow.

๐Ÿ‘‰ย โ€“ The next step is to absorb every bit of information you can โ€“ one topic at a time. Thatโ€™s really important โ€“ one topic at a time. You must focus like the hippoโ€ฆ

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™™๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™—๐™—๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ.

I have found these tools to be the most impactful (choose any tool you like and find the one that works best for you):

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ Google Drive, Chat, Calendar

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ CRM system (HubSpot is what Iโ€™m testing now)

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ Calendly (you canโ€™t find freedom until you control your calendar)

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ Vidyard

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ Adobe Premiere Pro (I only use 1% of the features)

and last but not leastโ€ฆ

๐Ÿš€ย โ€“ Reading (aka reading actual books)

It all starts with an open-mind, friends. Letโ€™s Go Win the Day!



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