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Geoff Colvin on Why Talent is Overrated (and What You Need Instead)

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Talent is overrated gives dozens of examples of great performance based on deliberate practice, gives referenced notes of every paper or research named in the book and takes the time to argue why some ways of training work better than others. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else. Winner of the Henry Longman Award – Best Business Book of 2009. Readers around the world are embracing the message of Talent is Overrated.

Business leaders, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, students, coaches of many sports – all have felt the power of. Talent Is Overrated sides with Gladwell in that hard work is the defining bit and pure, native talent is truly hard to find, but it goes farther in examining the type of hard work necessary to produce greatness, specifically, “deliberate practice”: identifying weak areas and. Preview — Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin. Expanding on a landmark cover story in Fortunea top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance.

One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a gefof story called: Greatness doesn’t gsoff from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. Talent Is Overrated Review. Great summary. I was expecting a lot of details about deliberate practice, which of course there were, but Talent Is Overrated seems to emphasize the external factors a lot too and spends quite some time clearing up false assumptions. I thought this was refreshing because there is already a plethora of information on deliberate practice.

“Talent Is Overrated is a profoundly important book. With clarity and precision, Geoff Colvin exposes one of the fundamental misconceptions of modern life-that our ability to excel depends on innate qualities. Then, drawing on an array of compelling stories and stacks of research, he reveals the true path to high performance-deliberate practice. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Kindle edition by Colvin, Geoff.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. I’m not a talented writer. In fact, in many ways I’m pretty lousy. I’m a miserable typist—capable of little better than hunt and peck—only have a vague idea about where to put.

Talent is Overrated Quotes Showing 1-30 of 31 “The best performers set goals that are not about the outcome but about the process of reaching the outcome.” ― Geoff Colvin, Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. Here is a video on TALENT IS OVERRATED by Geoffrey Colvin explained in animation. This video will share what separates world-class performers from everyone else.

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In fact, it is not a talent but an observable, learnable set of skills and abilities.

“Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader” by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
from Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader
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Wiley, 2016

Talent is an undeniable component.

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In my view, “talent” (i.e., that thing some people have that allows them to succeed) is almost entirely about attitude and practice, and not native ability.

“The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage, or Fiction” by Erik Bork
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The corollary to this definition suggests that finding talent requires some effort and a business must take strategic steps to make sure talent is nurtured.

“Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition” by Ross Dowling, Clare Weeden
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Certainly talent and aptitude play a role, but you’ve got to put in the time to master your craft.

“Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur” by Tony Hartl
from Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
by Tony Hartl
Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2011

Talent refers also to your own personal development needs.

“Build a Brand in 30 Days: With Simon Middleton, The Brand Strategy Guru” by Simon Middleton
from Build a Brand in 30 Days: With Simon Middleton, The Brand Strategy Guru
by Simon Middleton
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Talent does not develop in a vacuum (see Figure 14.7).

“Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e – Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality” by Richard M. Gargiulo
from Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e – Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality
by Richard M. Gargiulo
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If talent alone is enough, then why do you and I know highly talented people who are not highly successful?

“The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization” by John C. Maxwell
from The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
by John C. Maxwell
HarperCollins Leadership, 2011

And, insofar as talent is the greatest competitive instrument, skills, competencies and aspirations are its building blocks.

“Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning” by Allan Schweyer
from Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning
by Allan Schweyer
Wiley, 2010

Indeed, the most important talent may be the talent for practice itself.

“Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science” by Atul Gawande
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  • So in one of the videos before this you said that before dedicating your life to your passion, you have to get money out of the way.

    So how do you go about learning something mostly because you know it will make you money?

    I’m learning digital marketing. I know that I will not do it forever and then I will start pursuing what I want.

    Probably it will be useful, but what mentality should one have when he’s thinking mainly about going out of a poor financial situation? ( It’s getting bad for me)

  • I love mayweathers dedication to his craft. No one can do the work for you, run the miles for you. You have to put in the hours and the grind in order to master your craft

  • Love hearing about Steve Wozniak’s dedication. This video is letting know I should focus my learning in one area and not spread myself out.

  • “If you do this job in a half way manner you’re gonna be a halfway basketball player, you put in half the time, you put in half a time as a student”. In other words you gotta learn and perform easy tasks well and get used to that so that you will learn to perform all tasks well, whatever it may be.

  • OK, I have to ask this: is there something wrong with Robin? He seems way less energetic than usual even his voice is softer these days. The videos are still awesome tho.

  • “If you don’t use them properly you will lose!!” Yes!! I definitely learned that you are your best resource! To the suit part-you are right! Lavar Ball doesn’t wear a suit and he is definitely winning lol Another great vid, Evan!

  • The mist useful of them all is still the 10,000 hour rule, the time needed to hone the skill to spontaneous perfection. Thanks. #BTA315. #SE

  • Great Video Evan! Love your Channel!
    But I’m wondering any good information how to find your craft?
    I think many people struggle with this

  • People are in so much fear when they are asked to go deep. Superficial is so incredibly exhausting so it is our JOB to create more and accept no less.

  • Robin sir,
    This is really helpful
    All that u share in the book The 5 AM Club is really revolutionary
    Thank you very much for such great gifts to the humanity.

  • It’s astonishing to think I just found out about you recently. I truly am fond of your words and feel obligated to implement your approach. Currently reading your 5 AM club book and may I add, phenomenal thus far. More power to you and please continue to promote the mindset of granularity across the masses. I’m sick of superficiality taking over the workplace, my relationship, and my planet.

  • Amazing and very inspiring especially to listen to first thing in the morning.
    My question is, because everyone else is so rushed and superficial, how would they slow down to appreciate your granularity? Would your efforts be overlooked especially if these people are your superiors at work. Would your efforts go in vain? And you think What’s the point? I’m still going nowhere and then you resume on the superficial wagon like everyone else…?
    Would love to hear any of your thoughts!

  • Actually I learned from YOUR message:”the tools don’t matter, stop blaming the tools”. I was trapped in choosing the “right” tools, the “right” courses, the “right” books… I now realize I need to work more on myself, as i’ll get better, i’ll find better tools to help me.
    Thanks Evan:)

  • Mastering urself is true Power! One major cause of failure is delving into too many things at thesame time. According to Myles Munroe if u chase two rats at thesame time one will escape. The temptation of new ideas must be properly managed. Becos it is a sign that u are completely impatient. Plant, water, cultivate, wait for time of harvest, then harvest. Allow to it to work for at least two seasons. If u get frustrated still then it means it was never your passion before skill. It was ur skill before your passion. Wrong mode of choice. Though ur passion may not always lead to high income targets. Just make sure that skill can make a balance of money and passion. Then patience will follow. Else u will keep changing biz ideas out of frustration. Thanks Dan! I learnt this from your numerous videos.

  • Sir Robin, thank you so much for sharing your inspiring video. On How to master your craft to make a world class will power by working hard on the important things that really matters through deep focus, patience and persistency that leads to sustainable magnificent results.

  • 4:57 -‘the mass mediocratization of humanity’.this is really frightening and it’s happening in full swing in india.sir you just opened my eyes.i read your book ‘the monk who sold his ferrari’ and i became an instant fan of yours.and now,after watching this video,i have become your worshipper. you are great.������

  • It is the attention to details that is key to progression and development. Not to be confused with perfectionism. This, I believe is what I understood from the motivational talk. ��

  • Robin Sharma is the Indian Paulo Coelho. So overrated. The superficial part was great example of projection. Just because you think a long time doesn’t mean you are smart. Robin thinks out of enjoyment and distraction. It’s what Einstein warned us about.

  • DAN I HAVE A QUESTION,
    YOU ALWAYS SAY THAT DONT CHASE MONEY, MONEY WILL CHASE YOU IF U CAN ADD VALUE TO THE MARKET PLACE,SO HOW COULD A PERSON CAN ADD VALUE TO A MARKET PLACE WITH THERE BUSINESS? I AM TRYING TO START A DROPSHIPPING BUSINESS SO HOW COULD I ADD VALUE TO THE MARKET PLACE?

  • I love the clip with Macklemore! Ten thousand hours even is a great song of him. 😉 I believe my perfectionism will help me to one day master my craft, but I’ll need to take care of the right ballance… I still don’t know my craft, but I am extremely confident in myself that I will discover it soon.
    I believe in the message: master your craft.
    ♡Anna
    p.s. a few days ago I placed a wall tattoo in my room with the world map on it. I put up a trigger: everytime I look at it (quiet a lot, I felt in love with it ^^) it reminds me to think and dream bigger and bigger. Than I take some action to it.

  • Your video is AWSOME,and make their buisness 100 % better in the craft if they implement your stragies lots of love and respect chris

  • Hello Dan
    Hope your doing well
    Many people are talking about the next financial crash. Can you do a video about your opinion on it and how to prepare for it? Thanks

  • Really great advice.
    I would love to recommend a movie to you that is on YouTube. It’s about spirituality, nutrition, values, compassion and more. So everything else but superficial.
    I hope many people watch it. It’s called HOPE.
    DEAR MR. SHARMA, especially I HOPE you watch it. Thanks

    https://youtu.be/J0YHjPHm-Sc

  • I agree, lighthearted & superficial everywhere you go… This is why I truly believe in being connected to your purpose. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  • I am 15 and I am going to use 20 20 20 formula. I hope it will really help me to become a great performer in my field and also a better person. Thank you!

  • This really resonated. So often through out my career I have heard the phrases that will do, just do enough to get by, and it frustrates me so much. I want to do my best, to prepare as well as I can, to deliver exceptional service to clients.

  • Robin is INCREDIBLE. His videos were the spark of my long journey to self-mastery. I am so grateful for access to this content. Thank you so much for your commitment to bringing such high value content to your audience ���� ❤ you are deeply appreciated.

  • This is so great! My entrepreneurship professor always told us to just get started and jump into a project no matter what tools you have access to. He told us of a story of a student who wanted to create an app for party planning, but didn’t know how to create an app or the money to fund its development. The professor asked the student, “Why do you need an app to start your business? You have all the tools you need right here,” he said pointing at the student. These are true words of wisdom. Thanks Evan!

  • People struggle with the thought that I am not talented… they dont see the 20 years of practice behind what I do.
    Thanks for this

  • I would say I’m good at writing. I write my blog since I was a kid, I wrote so many stories, poems and songs during my life, but I keep working hard to take it to the next level. I want to produce more and more better content, would like to write a book take courses of creative writing etc. �� thank you for believing in me Evan! ����

  • G factor matters quite a bit check out Richard Haier. Also, I find figuring out how to get excited about the stuff that sucks helps quite a bit too.

  • Looking for more of my #Entspresso videos? They are now on their own channel. You can subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBZulgNQlMq2Uwxp3mnPhwg?sub_confirmation=1

  • I’m having trouble finding what am I good at. seriously, it’s challenging to find the thing that you really good at. my first priority is to find what my strength is. once I find it, i’ll double down on it and become master of the craft. wish me luck friends.

  • Hey Evan! I love your message. And I just recently got reintroduced to your content. Obviously, with my most recent video I’m motivated by Gary Vee. In 2013, you posted a video with your love and belief in artists. This is what I’m great at. This is who I am. No matter what I do. Many don’t even know I exist. But, I will continue to share who I am to the world. Hopefully, giving value along the way. Stay positive, an have an espresso on me. TY & Big Huggs!

  • I started working in Finance in 2007. I have a degree in Finance, My sister works in Finance. And I’ve had countless conversations about budgeting, investing, making money, wealth, etc.And yet I feel as though I’m still a beginner that has lots to learn. Perhaps that is what makes me good. #BTA26

  • Master your craft principle doesn’t really apply in most mobile games…lol..
    The more money you spend to purchase the good and correct ‘tools’, the higher chance you can win in Golf Clash….;-)

  • I’m not asking you to never put it in a video again.. just saying that I absolutely hate that espresso song. I pray for mercy every time I hear it because it gets stuck in my head. Actually, I am askingI’m just not expecting any change. Great work; thank you for keeping prolific all these years.

  • Mike! You’re so valuable in this podcast space! I feel like you might get categorized as ‘fitness guru’ a lot, but you’re so much more than that! I really love your and Tim Ferriss’s podcasts for exactly the same reasons you both ask the right questions, you pick the right people to talk to and conversations are structured in some type of way and you both focus on bettering yourself. You’re not just rambling and spouting whatever comes to your mind at that moment (like Joe Rogan, I enjoy that too sometimes). I’ve learned so much from you, I love the fact that you read good books and I’m definitely reading Geoff Colvin’s book too. Loved it!

  • ❤���� This! It’s true, it’s 100% on the person. This comes right back to taking 100% responsibility! A tool is helpful but if you don’t #hustle and #grow, you’ll fail over and over with no understanding why? Right? Good better best, never let it rest until good is better and better is best!

    I’m constantly writing, drawing and have never stopped but continue to grow and refine.

    Thanks for this Evan, also, morning #BelieveNation!

  • Yes! Master your craft. I’m hustling everyday to put my 10,000 hours in to master my craft. I’m an artist & a writer and I paint and write every. Single. Day. Without Mastery there cannot be success ❤��❤��
    #BTA10 #Believe #Focus

  • I have patience with different personality types and cultures. I am bilingual by learning Spanish and am qualified Medical Spanish Language Interpreter.

  • What is the biggest problem you’re facing
    in your life right now?

    Comment below. I might just make a video
    and solve that problem for you.

  • M good in sales & I love selling!!! Thankx so much Gr8 tips!!! Be Good in ur craft!!! If you work from home who like wearing formals!!!

  • Evan you’re a life saver man. Cause I’m hustling 120% 24/7
    Please send me a link related to had Hustling/Grinding 24/7 I Know you might have.
    Much Love And Appreciation #DanileTshazibane

  • I’m shoot my YouTube videos with only my iPhone. I didn’t let the lack of a professional camera stop me from pursuing my dream. ��

  • If you want to make thousands online quick and fast!! i made 5000 in my first month and am looking to scale up to 15k in my 2nd month!!
    http://aspir.link/c1/?da=eu941&t=&t

  • Evan help me you chose me as winner your team asked me to email lilly for the session i emailed but didnt get the reply. Please i need the session so badly. Cool video tho,always at the right time

  • I learned from both of them and I wanna say Thank you for showing me what it takes to perfect your craft and master it also thanks too Both.I’mma put it in my mind.

  • i’m digging these #OneRule videos…

    hey, remember Evan… nowadays you can hastag your videos, not just in the title BUT it seems to be a new youtube function that’s been added recently. two or three, that seems to be the norm.

  • Oprah, Damon Dash having potential is B.S if you don’t realise it.. tools don’t make you successful, get better at what you are good at. Loved it..

  • Tim Grover. Awesome advice. I always look to learn from other writers but underestimate what I can learn from successful people in other professions. My goal is to work with top executives on writing their books. However, my work with other great entrepreneurs, employees, students, and more is all part of my development. It is work that should be taken seriously.

  • #BTA09
    Great Advise, Its not about the tools, My self, i need to use my Passion and Vision and not be afraid to show people what i am about

  • Love love love your channel, your enthusiasm, your content!

    Suggestion: Lose the intro songit is a complete mismatch to what you offer. It’s so wanna-be thug. Yuck. There’s soooooooooo much great music out there, so many choices that would be a better fit.

    It’s my bet that that intro loses some (a lot!) viewers for you bc it’s SO different than what you’re giving your audience. Luckily, I heard your message and info before hearing that obnoxious BS intro “music”.

    It’s all in the details…

    Thanx for all you do and give!
    Sincerely,
    The Peeved Professor ��

  • My fav….Oprah (of course) and Gary Vee. Although Evan’s words about tools was also completely complementary to what Gary was saying. All great. Thank you.

  • Gary showed me that piece I’ve been looking for. You expanded on it.. The tools are great, but honing the craft is the point. I’ve been spreading myself thin trying to figure out the tools, (how to package and deliver) and teaching myself how to be good at business and wanting to do everything; write books, speak to groups, teach..I’m losing my goal in the whirlwind of busyness. I’m figuring it out. My clients, my family, and I will be a lot happier with how I’m going to switch things up. Thanks again, Evan. #BTA3

  • I enjoyed all of the messages. I strive daily to be the name I call myself, Coiffeuse Extraordinaire. I want to be the best hairdresser anyone knows. Not only in the practical aspects, but in the science behind the chemistry that I use. I constantly take classes and practice my craft.

  • This is so true, I do this each and every day. Then on top of that I teach others what I’ve learnt, in my style. Passing that knowledge on is just as important �� thanks Evan

  • I hope you read this…I want to thank you so much for your Spanish channel, I have learned so much and get inspired and motivated with your videos so I wanted to share them with people I love who don’t speak English and now I can, thank you from the bottom of my heart…love from Perú

  • God is in the details! That is where the glory or full success is. Wisdom gives us better awareness to make the choices that are best not just good. However, the success is in the followthrough.

  • Oprah’s was more “feel-good” but I resonate more with Gary Vaynerchuk. “If you don’t love sales, you have no chance” because “there’s so much rejection.” I need to learn how to love sales. I hate sales now, but I have to learn to love it. #BTA 20 ; #MonthyRejections 20 ; #MonthyFailures 1

  • You’re the best and keep up the good videos
    I am watching your videos one by one and in a few weeks i will comment the progress of my business

  • It’s so funny sometimes to listen to Dan Lok speak in this very zen manner knowing who his mentor is, Mr.Pena, and the way he talks about this.

  • Amazing and on-point video as always! Mastering my own craft has helped me to be where I am right now. I am very lucky to have access to people like you, Dan who shares their best practices to help people in the online industry. I get motivated by your videos and how true and relatable they are. I am into affiliate marketing and managing my online business at the same time. Thank you for reminding all of us to always believe in ourselves and with what we can do.

  • Very nice video (a break from the formal wear and pocket square), love your clothing, the background soundtrack, the general mood of the video and most importantly the message which when heeded is the power for breakthrough!

  • I love your Videos Mr. Lok. Thanks for sharing with us your information. At the moment i am fighting trough the process how to invest money. Keep going!:-) Greetings from Germany!

  • Dear Dan, I’m currently on the pursue of fitness industry. I would like to know is that people’s will only listen to what you’ve to say when we got the ideal body? or i just can start provide value starting from now?

  • If I quit college, I don’t really know where to get start and learn about high income skills… for example, if I took course from college about finance they give us knowledge but without going to college, where should I get info from?

  • A great video Dan! Your right, focus all your energy into your craft. This is the way for a meaningfull and a very happy life! Do it now, don’t wait. Learn more and keep learning, growing!!

    Thank you Dan.

  • Hi to you Dan, if you are reading this, I want you to know something. While I was watching this video a solution to a problem popped in my imagination. You are an inspiring guy. If it comes to fruition I will make a video about it.

  • Hey Dan,
    Been watching your videos a while now and I love your content! It motivated me to launch my own webshop, where I sell animations, from transitions to background loops. But I just keep adding stuff but I don’t see any results. Ialso keep changing the site.. I have almost no visitors and I have no clue how I get out of this loop.. What advice could you give me, to reach my target audience? How do i go from a site… Towards a thriving one?
    Shane

  • Great content. It’s amazing for me that I’ve stopped last night reading book 5am club on the page 88. I understand this 3 step formula even more now! Thank you Robin.

  • Thank you Dan… Your vedio is the first thing i watch every morning and yes it is bringing lots of energy and difference in my life. Thank you.

  • Dan i have an automobile website advertising business for posting used and new cars. i started not long ago.I am trying to get contracts with dealers to advertise their used cars but i am struggling in something. whenever i meet with the marketing person i pitch to them our website and what we do and basically everything, they all like it and they seem impressed but as soon as we exchange business cards i never hear from them again. i hear the same thing which is we will discuss with the management and so on. then when i phone them up they dont answer or when i call the reception i keep hearing they are busy this and that. I have sent them brochures which i only send after i give them all the info and make sure they like what they are getting. i spend time practicing my pitch, how to pitch what to wear during the pitch and also used your tips like the way you speak, body language and much more, like i said they seem very convinced at that point and give a lot of positive feedback like yes i like it a lot iam sure we can figure something out let me discuss it with my management and boom i keep following up no response for most of them or they dont answer the email or calls. can you please tell me why this is happening iam trying to get contracts with big dealerships because our website in ranking i could say is the in the top ten in my country.

  • Thank you for making this video. I’ve just decided to quit university to pursue my dream. But at the same time, I still have a lot of inner conflicts worrying about my future. Really need to take actions to master myself.

  • Thanks Dan! You inspired me with your Life and your videos! You taught me that if the Big man is the big man…. it’s because he does one video a day and he is out there on social media. Now if I no longer want to be the little Guy, I need to start posting one video a day online! It’s been a month I have been doing it and thanks for giving me the inspiration to achieve that! I have set myself a goal of 365 videos in 1 year. Think I can make it?:)
    I will.
    Mic.A

  • I’m not sure about trying to master weaknesses tho, that’s the best way to become mediocre. But you’re right Japanese culuture is on an another level when it comes to craftsmanship.

  • Hi Dan, as a new entrepreneur, at what point would you say to start working on personal branding. Gary vee says to work for years before starting. What do you think? Thank you.

  • conversations are superficial because MANY people are more calculating than I realized, in business and even outside of work.
    They put their attention toward people that they think can help them and will often act differently once someone with money or power comes around, even if it isn’t an important social interaction, it just becomes a habit and I don’t think a lot of people are even aware they are acting this way. I am not superficial, but I am not a genius either. Just do what I can to get by in this life the best I can.
    I think a lot of people put way to much effort into a job, not realizing jobs often come and go and its often outside your control. Even in sales, you might have a downturn in the industry, or have a sales manager that plays favorites. i had a friend who used to look up to a sales person, as if they were something special because they made the most money, then years later it was revealed this sales person had a person connection to the sales manager. no matter how hard the other sales staff worked, they weren’t going to get more success if they stayed.

  • My biggest problem in life right now is overcoming my fear. Although a job is the worst way to make income but it has the least amount of Risk. I may be only making $216 a day working 8 hours, but that is guaranteed income unless if I get laid off or fired. My high income skill that I haven’t mastered yet is stocks. I have buying power of $173k so that means I can buy 500 to 1000 shares of facebook and if it goes up $1 I make $500 to $1000 or if it goes down then I lose $500 to $1000. I do not have the confidence to enter the market everyday, which is why I need to work on my fear. The fear of losing money is what is stopping me from being sucessful.

  • Sir, you learn to best but make a video together subtitle because sometimes I can’t understand I requested special for you
    Please����

  • Dan, your videos are changing my life. Thank you so much.
    What is your opinion on using rage and anger as motivation? Im a D1 track athlete and I am going to represent the USA in the 2024 Paris Olympic games in the steeplechase. And i tell people that all the time. Being so, lots and lots of people say to me I’m not good enough, not lucky enough, i dont measure up, I’m a nobody.
    Those people piss me off. And i use that rage to drive me in training even harder. And in my entrepreneurial ventures. Is this wise to use negitive emotions as my drive? Should i find another source of motivation? Or is anger as good as any?

  • Dan Lok, you are a genius honestly. The value of your content, the overall value that you provide, the careful selection of videos you produce, the length of the videos, creating videos that people actually WANT to see… it’s amazing. Well done sir!

  • At the end the staff must of signaled you to get off the counter, hopped off quick as hell lol. Great video, i love your work, you’ve given so much knowledge thay ive been able to apply over the last 9 months. Thanks boss man.

  • The entire video was on point! What really drove the nail was Gary Vee and you Evan! Tools will never save you. They are good but the hard work comes first! -thanks Evan.

  • “Mastery is the path of patient, dedicated efforts with no attachments to immediate reaults.” Love how you left us with a lil food for thought/quote at the end Sifu.�� Its been said that it takes a minimum of 10yrs to master something. I agree.

  • Yeah sadly whatever skill you have, you have to take it professional level if you want to get paid for it. Especially now with things like go fund me and patreon, you are only going to be noticed if you are consistent and stand out from the crowd with quality through social media on the artistic side. And also with also these Instagram influencers saying that I became a millionaire by 25, 24, 23, 22, it only makes young people more impatient and they start looking for shortcuts to success when there is so much beauty and human societal value on mastering a skill or skillset. So yeah I’m mastering a skillset, I prefer to tell my grandchildren that I accumulated my wealth by becoming a professional than looking for a shortcut.

  • In USA we base to much of our life on how others think of us this a tough country at times even though we have so much we block it out like we have nothing

  • My biggest problem is my tendency to overthinking (ex is this the best solution?, Am I right?, what if its goes wrong, how is my performance compare other), right now I still try deal with it like saying screw with it or just do it. But I like to hear it from someone who I want to be like hehehe

    Peace from your fan in Indonesia

  • Deliberate Practice! This video brought to mind 2 experiences.

    My wife and I decided in middle age to be ballroom dancers. We did much deliberate practice, took at least a half dozen classes, had a group of dancing buddies with whom we went out dancing regularly (sometimes every week). Amazingly, strangers would ask my wife and me if we were professional dancers! Of course, anyone who was a professional dancer would not have thought so, but it was fun. As you have said of yourself in this video, you can’t really enjoy something until you are good at it. We got good enough at dancing to LOVE it.

    The other thing I did a lot of deliberate practice with was weight lifting which I took up at 56. I started to go just for health reasons and then it became a passion. I made it a practice to go to the gym 7 times every 2 weeks and, in between those times, I walked or swam. Many people asked me how I kept motivated and I replied that I wasn’t particularly motivated: I just loved being in shape, I loved lifting. (My ego got involved, too, as people began to notice me and said something complimentary.) So, this was another example of deliberate practice.

    Great video.Thanks.

  • Hi Dan, I’m currently studying retail sales in order to just get off my ass and get an income. Everything of yours I’ve watched on sales has echoed and expanded on what’s in the course so I feel armed with great fundamentals to build on. The reality is I’ll screw it up once in a while. This excitement won’t count for shit until I apply the knowledge and take a few hits. But I’m sick of being a grunt. I’m fucking starving and for once in my life I want to get back up, dust myself off and fight.

  • I am running a fitness studio..its a common problem as to how do i attract targeted clients or how do i find targeted clients. a little frustrated now.. if possible please make the video on this sir. thank you.

  • This was fantastic. Patience and focus are some of the most important qualities you have, they are steps to making excellence a habit