In 2017 (around November), I bought a punching bag.
I think the cost was around N30,000 or so
I also bought 2 pairs of boxing gloves to go along with it.
I got them because I wanted to start boxing as a way to exercise and get in shape.
But you know what?
Up till this month, I didn’t do much with the punching bag.
This month (June 2019), I decided to get myself a personal trainer.
His name is Joshua but we call him Anthony Joshua
That is because he is a trained boxer + his name is Joshua
He trains me on fitness and boxing between the hours of 7am – 8am, 5 days a week
And the guy is ruthless like all personal trainers should be
Ever since we started training, there are 3 lessons I have learnt that also applies to business
LESSON 1 – Get a coach that will show you the right thing to do and even push you to do it
Here is the thing.
I have been trying to be fit on my own for more than 2 years now
I went to Google to pull some workout plans
But you know what?
Nothing has been achieved so far.
That is because, I am probably doing the wrong workouts
Or doing them the wrong way
Or not doing enough of them because it is hard to push yourself when you are the only one
But ever since Anthony Joshua started training me, I am beginning to see amazing and fast results
And he pushes me
For instance, on our second week, he forced me to do 100 pushups
And I was surprised that I did it.
I never knew I had that type of energy in me
The same thing happens with people who are trying to do business
Many people just go to Google and get unproven information
There are certain things in life where you need strategy and experience if you want amazing results
One of those areas is business
Getting an experienced mentor or coach to help you will save you millions of hours and wasted efforts
Of course, it will probably cost you some money but what you are going to get will be much more than the money
Because of this, I am paying a guy I met on twitter N100,000/hour so that he can give me some guidance about our real estate business
Maybe we will eventually spend 3 hours
This is because what I am going to learn from him will save us from making stupid mistakes and get us the results we want faster
We also had to pay a farming consultant a good sum of money to help us with our new farming project
People with a poverty mentality never understand this
They always think the money they spend to buy a book will only make the author rich
So, they go and spend the money on food or clothes or something else that doesn’t add to their intelligence of bank account
If you are on my newsletter list and you still think this way, I pray God will deliver you.
This LESSON 1 is simple:
The best way to achieve your goals in any area of life is to FIND someone who is an expert in that area and get them to show you the right things to do to get the results you want.
Then model those things and you will get the same results or better.
In the next part, you will learn the second BUSINESS LESSON from my trainings with Anthony Joshua.