Jul
08

Why Not Learn From The Best And Avoid The Garbage

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When I was taking my degree in Fashion, I chose the road less traveled and took up an overseas degree.

I had to beg, promise and fight to get my parents to agree to let me fly to Melbourne, Australia for me to complete my final year degree.

This was the 1st time I was exposed to internationally acclaimed, successful designers.

In this photo, is Walter Van Beirendonck (the bald one) who created a successful brand call W. & L.T. – Wild and Lethal Trash.

Learning from successful designers like them was definitely the first step to helping me to hone my designing skills (consequently ending up working for a few well known local and international brands).

The same goes to your internet business; you can learn on your own or learn from successful marketers.

In today’s fast-paced economy, remaining ahead of competition is a big concern to many of us.

Business has shifted.

People are losing their jobs… businesses are failing.

And regrettably, it takes time to perpetually research; to read up about other businesses and fresh industry strategies.

Finding out through the experience of other people is the shortest path to success.

It shows you the correct path that’s already been fought through by those before you and prevents you from duplicating the same errors that have already been made.

In an ideal situation you get close to successful people in areas of your life that you admire, simply to have that brief conversation with them to find out how they did it…

Like I was able to with well know designers.

But remember this as well, successful people publish books and hold seminars and workshops.

We don’t need to spend years to acquire an MBA to become a marketer.

What we have to do is pick up a book or training materials from one of the proven gurus and finish it while sitting comfortably at home. (not having to fight with parents to take a plane trip).

However, today time is a commodity that’s so scarce when we go after a life of personal growth and career success.

The more successful we get; the less time it seems we have.

Yet, we require this time to perpetually update ourselves to keep ahead of competition.

At times, there’s way too much info out there for us to possibly keep up on; be it fresh business concepts and techniques or the new time and stress management techniques in self-improvement books.

But it is imperative.

I’ll bet you have tried to do a number of things on your own and have received varied levels of success.

Working by ourselves, in a vacuum, almost always leads us to pitiful results.

Regardless what we do or attempt, it doesn’t work the way it should.

The most successful businesses look to experts while not losing sight of their true values and reason for being.

In order to run a successful business, you need to be able to either be an authority in a number of areas, or have access to individuals with the knowledge.

I truly believe in NOT reinventing the wheel.

Just look at Google. They practically copy every great ideas there are out there.

Initially there is Hotmail, they created Gmail.
How about iPhone… they create Android.
With Twitter, they created Google Buzz.
And many many more…

Why attempt to do something from scratch when you are able to learn how to do things better, quicker and cheaper from other people that have “been there”?

It’s really a no-brainer… why not learn from the best and avoid all the garbage?

Categories : Jaz Lai

Comments

  1. cat brush says:

    It is all about taking action, do not try and re-invent the wheel. Go to places like the warrior forum and learn from people willing to share valuable information then TAKE ACTION. Start your project and do not move on until it is complete.

    Regards

    Jen

  2. Richard says:

    Getting the inside info always works best as you rightly point out her Jaz. In my ordinary day job if it were not for the 20 years of hard studying,the belief in a system tried and tested, very important projects can fall flat. Today I hand down my hard years of trial and error in project and office administration to those whom work along side me. Its the people whom you mentor freely in order to help them manage their own workloads are the beneficiaries. I have always been a self doer, not a say-er,these days I teach in my own way and I trust in my methods because I know they work. Mind you, peers I do not try to teach with spoken words, they wait to see the results and nine times out of ten befriend you because you know what you are doing. Works for me. I can see you know your stuff, that is motivation for any follower. Thanks for your post.
    P.S. I think this gives me another blog post to work with.

  3. pannir says:

    Hi, Where to start?

  4. mtsyarbaini says:

    Yes you are right. The best outcome we got was from the expert on his/her field, we copy their experience by doing short cut. So,if you have to settle a thing, do it through the boss not from his 2nd man or lower, it will be loosing time.
    Success to you Lai.

  5. Ding Neng says:

    I don’t believe in re-inventing the wheel too. Success leaves clues, and it’s way faster and easier to learn and apply methods which have proven to be successful. However, I came to believe about Improvising the wheel, as time changes. Just like how more businesses started to take up Social Media as a tool to market their biz too, instead of neglecting this powerful marketing tool? 🙂

  6. Jaz Lai says:

    Well said Ding Neng.

    Improving the wheel is the secret to getting better results.

  7. Cherdphun says:

    ัYou are the perfect Jazlai as your that to success on the internet with your able.Like you powerful that to make money
    much more.

  8. ashish singh says:

    what is this and how can i start?

  9. Jaz Lai says:

    Pannir & Ashish,

    Give me a few days and I will give you
    more information on how to get started.

  10. Joshua says:

    Hi Jaz !

    Are you in Singapore or Australia now ?

    I have to totally agree with you about not re-inventing the wheel.

    Joshua

  11. Jaz Lai says:

    Hey Joshua, I am in Singapore right now. Yeah!

  12. Goh says:

    Jaz, learning from the best like you will indeed shorten the learning curve and achieve success faster without hitting brick walls too often!

  13. Lise says:

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  14. Hello, your website is interesting. The articles are really great, but sorry i don’t like your website theme, maybe you find better wp designs when you search on google for “wordpress themes base”.

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