Take a bunch of kids, each with unique individual backgrounds and culture, put them in one building and teach them all the same cookie-cutter curriculum. And what will you get?
Some kids will excel in Art, some will excel in Math, some will excel in Home Cooking, and so on – but will struggle in other subjects. Why? Because of their unique background and culture.
So let’s put this in a business filter. Because I always put stuff in the business filter.
You’re struggling to get your business off the ground. Maybe it’s marketing. Maybe it’s closing. Maybe it’s getting leads. Maybe it’s not being able to create content.
Believe me, you can still learn these skills but the content is pretty much cookie-cutter information. Some you’ll get, some you won’t.
For instance, maybe you’re really good at bringing people together. Maybe you’re good at communication. Maybe you’re good at building teams. Those were my starting skills when I started my business back in 2013.
What ever the struggle is, I think a cool exercise is to go back in time and take a look at your childhood and find what you did right and what you didn’t do right.
Those are your strengths. Start there! Next step, learn how to monetize them while simultaneously learning new skills.
That’s better than beating your head against the wall AND trying to keep your business alive while struggling in a cookie-cutter job you hate.