This is hands down the best piece of advice I have ever been given by anybody.
So simple and yet so powerful.
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I'm going to talk to you about an interview that I saw recently. And there are a few things in there that I absolutely liked. And I think they're true. And I learned a lot just by listening to this particular interview.
So if you ask me, my top skills are learning how to Google stuff, I guess it was very simple, just learn how to Google, OK, because there is a good chance that what you're looking for already exists somewhere or there is someone who has a piece of information.
Next and I think this this one's huge. You just need to know who to ask. OK, because there is no way that you're going to be excellent in everything and most skilful and knowledgeable in every single field. If you try it’s going to consume your life.
Or you can just find the people who are good at those things and then if you have a particular problem or you need to do this, then you go to that specific person the same way that if you have a car problem, you go to the mechanic.
If you build a network around you of people who are knowledgeable in certain fields, then you can get a lot more accomplished because you just go to these people, it's in their hands and then you can focus on what you do best, OK?
Don't focus on the tools, focus on the strategy. The tool exists today. Tomorrow, I don't know. The guy decides not to maintain the tool any more. Tool disappears. If you were only relying on the tool, then you're dead.
You I mean, so you don't focus on the tools, focus on the strategy. If you have the strategy, then you can find a replacement for that tool or you can do it manually or outsource it or something. OK, so yeah, these are some of the things that I will say.
But anyway, what I, what I got from that interview and what I thought was very interesting is that he was asked, look, if I were your son and I had to learn something from you, and I'm the heir of the business. Right. What would you teach me?
The best piece of advice I have ever heard
And the guy said something that's so true and so simple. He said, look, here's the thing. He's doing that with his kids right now and he's not doing the usual things like, Oh, I'll show you how accounting works. Oh, I will show you how to sell better. I'll show you how to take care of the clients. I'll show you how to run some ads or something like this.
That's not what he's doing. He said, look, I want my kids to follow me and attend all the meetings and stuff. I want them to see how I make decisions. And I was like, dude, this is really powerful. It's very simple, it's down to earth, but it's very simple because here's the thing.
The thing is you cannot teach someone every single skill, right? You cannot teach them. You have to choose between accounting and sales and support and marketing and blah, blah, blah. Right. But there is one thing that you do every single day, whatever you do every single day, you will make decisions regardless of the field.
It could be sales, could be marketing. You will make decisions. And so focusing on showing people how you make decisions I think is super powerful. It's one of the most powerful things that I have heard.
And I'm very happy that I listened to this interview, because no matter what happens, no matter what the details are, nobody can predict everything for you. They cannot predict the future. They cannot tell you in six months that this guy is going to ask you this and there will be a problem on the server and blah, blah, blah. You know, this is what people are complaining about. School didn't teach me that. Right. Nobody can teach you that.
And it's not the details and stuff that matters. What matters is the thought process of how you actually build those decisions. You're making decisions every single day, all the time, OK? And if you're good at making decisions, then it will help you regardless the field and the situation.