There have been some strange arrivals here in the last couple of weeks … First of all, a Scotsman sent me a knife in the post…
Normally, I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a good thing … however as it was a traditional Sgian Dubhs (pronounced ‘Skean Dhu’) – sent by my good friend Ali Campbell as a present for my recent Birthday, I was actually rather impressed.
It came with a note saying it was to help me become ‘More Scottish’ – though it had no instructions as to which parts I had to cut off to make that so… 😉
Secondly there was a much appreciated box of Quality Street addressed to my Minions – as an apology for ‘asking all those stupid questions’ – now whilst gifts of chocolate are always welcome, I would like to take this opportunity to re-iterate that there is no such thing as a stupid question…
I am fully aware asking for solutions to what might appear to be the simplest of problems might seem embarrassing or silly, especially when you’re asking it in front of a roomful of people, or directly to someone who you might consider to be an expert … but it is a necessary part of the learning process.
Or to put it another way – what is more embarrassing – asking a question that makes you feel uncomfortable, or missing out on making £1000, £2000 or even more each month for the sake of finding out just one thing you didn’t know?
Asking ‘stupid’ questions is all part of the learning process, I’ve done it – I can assure you that every single person here at HQ has done it (and will freely admit to occasionally still doing it, too) because that is exactly how we find out things that may escape those who simply assume things … and in doing so limit what they can achieve.
For instance – with my ‘Cash Curator’ system, we still have people asking what products they will be ’selling’. They may also even have trouble getting their heads around that, with this particular system, you don’t have to sell anything to anybody, ever … that you don’t need to be ‘salesy’ to succeed – and that, although it is done online, all works around a simple principle that has been working for at least the last 50 years, long before the internet even existed.
So, never assume you know the answer, that something ‘must’ be this or that based on what you know already … and that the most simple, vital piece of the puzzle, the one piece that is the difference between where you are and where you want to be might just be one ‘stupid’ question away…
Until Next Time,