Monday, December 5, 2016

5 Lessons That Stand Out to me from "The Sell" by Eredrik Edlund.

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter." -Bernard Baruch
As I have been building up my confidence over the last couple years this is one of the hardest things for me to do.  Usually I will build in my head "what will people think if  I say this or that".  Since I started this blog and youtube channel that is going away faster than before but I often still feel that way.  On this blog and my youtube channel I always talk about things that help me and that I think can help you.  It may not be for everyone but those of you that enjoy the content or find some value from it love it, and I thank you for that.
5 Lessons That Stand Out to me from "The Sell" by Eredrik Edlund.Sleep.
This is something I often have trouble with.  I find myself sleeping a lot later than I know I should, even if that means getting 8-9 hours of sleep.  I will even feel tired throughout the day because of it.  In the book Eredrik explains how sleep is the most important thing because it describes how productive our next day will be.  If you are like me falling asleep before 12 can be hard to do.  With all the distractions we have it is easy to find yourself going to bed hours later than you want or need to.  He even wears earplugs to sleep to block out noise! As I kind of slack on how early I need to go to bed this is something I need to work on.  How can you improve sleep?
Listen more than you speak.
The hardest thing as and introvert from my experience to do is this step here.  As an introvert I am almost always in my head with "what will I say next" instead of paying full attention to the person I'm talking to.  I know its hard to do because most of us care about what we have to say more than the other person because we think we may be judged if we say the "wrong" thing.  In reality from my experience as well I find that if I listen to what the person I am talking to is saying that I can respond more to them instead of some random thought I have I am having at that moment.
"My people philosophy"
To sum it up he says to make people feel appreciated.  This is much bigger than just a sale but something we should continue or start doing for the rest of our lives.  You never know when someone could die that is close to us, we must appreciate everyone that comes into our lives.  Their time means just as much as yours and the more you show appreciation for those around you the more people will appreciate and respect you as well. What goes around comes around.  We all want to feel appreciated, to do that we must first make others feel that way.
When something bad happens don't play victim.
Crying about our problems is the easiest way to not have to worry about them.  Obviously if our problem is someone else's, or the weathers "fault" that we didn't do something or showed up late for something important we don't have to take the blame and try to fix the problem.  Why would you fix something that you feel is someone else's fault? 
Playing victim is a bad road to go down, the more you do it the easier it gets to place blame on others or even things.  I remember when I was a kid I would always blame the object if something fell, saying "it just fell" instead of saying I knocked it over or dropped it.  It was always something small but you get the point, I was playing victim.  If you do something wrong, admit it and fix it, that is a big step for growth, its simple to take the blame for your actions but may not be easy at times.
Closing thoughts.
I hope you learned something from this post.  Tried to include as many things that I need to work on hoping it will inspire you guys to work on these as well for a life of greatness, which we all deserve if we put in the work.

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