Have you been asking yourself these questions:
I attended a mastermind where Kevin Eastman, former NBA championship coach, was a guest speaker. I learned a lot from him and my favourite were 3 different ways you can be THE best or be YOUR best.
Who is Kevin Eastman?
Let me tell you a little bit more about Kevin.
Here are the 3 different mic drop moments Kevin Eastman had that I’m implementing in my business in the next little while.
The 3 ways you can be your best
Where does that “be the best come” from? Well, he has a book that is called “Why The Best Are The Best”, it’s a great book. I've got a copy of it that he autographed.
First: Remind yourself there’s more inside of you
He calls this the capability gap. Have you been feeling like…
The “be more” piece doesn't mean you're not enough. It's that you can get to the next level of success. Just like if you were in sports playing in the little leagues you could go play at the college or varsity level. Then you move into being semi-pro or a pro. There are different levels and the goal is to be your best self at each of those stages.
But the problem is something that holds people back from reaching their full potential.
Is one of these stopping you from getting to your full potential? To learn more about clarity, confidence, and action I've got lots of other podcasts, trainings, and blogs on the topics.
That capability gap from where you are to where you could be, we want to move through that faster. One of the ways I get through this is by having my own coaches. Now it could be sports coaches because I still play soccer. It could be physical in another way like my Pilates instructor. It can also be in a business coach, a life coach, a consultant, or an advisor, whatever it may be, and having someone believe in you.
I'm curious, what will help you reduce the capability gap? What will help you to get to that place of feeling, “I am actually being my best”?
Second: You get your rep through your reps.
The full meaning of that is you get your REPUTATION through your REPETITIONS. You get your rep through your reps.
Think of something you’re doing in your life or in building your craft. If you're really good at graphic design, and you're doing it over and over, and day after day, after day, after day, and people are seeing your work out there, they start to see the repetition of what you're doing. They start to see the consistency of what you're putting out there.
Maybe you are a hairstylist or you are a home designer. As you work with more clients and do more hair or more homes, or whatever it may be, you're getting better and better and better.
You start to get a reputation for the work you've put out. If you're a speaker and you're doing more talks, whether they’re paid or not, the repetition not only gets you better, but increases how people know you. It's social proof. They're seeing you out at work, seeing you have the clients, seeing you talk about it.
That's the other piece - make sure you're talking about what you're doing. But by doing the repetitions of this, you're going to get better. People will look to you as the expert.
Now, what do you need to be able to achieve this?
What I see is you really need a growth mindset. You need to not think in the closed mindset of, “Oh, well, I can't get any better” or “I'm as good as I'm going to be”. You really have to think, “I can get better, and I'm going to do so much more so that I can master this”.
You can go wide in your expansive knowledge, in your offerings, or you can go deeper…
Doing it over and over and over and over again. It reminds me of watching Chef's Table on Netflix. There's this woman who spent around eight years coming up with the best pizza dough where she lived in the United States because she was trying to make it as good as the ones in Italy. It was crazy how much work she put into mastering this skill. She had lots of reps, and she got a really good reputation.
Third: Hard work is the price of admission. It's the unrequired work that gets you success.
Everybody is working hard these days.
Have you felt that…
Well, you've just entered the game. That's the hard work piece that is.. “Just the price of admission,” Kevin Eastman says. It's the unrequired work that gets you to success. The things you do that no one expects you to do.
What is the unrequired in your industry or in the service that you provide? How will you stand out compared to your competitors? Not from a sports perspective, but in your life. What is the unrequired work to be the most amazing speaker, coach, or whatever it may be that you are doing? Stick with that thought for a moment. What is the unrequired work? What would make you stand out?
Then to the next level of that, what would be going above and beyond? What's something that no one else is doing? What's the innovation in your industry, in your product, or in your services that will help you not only stand out, but get a larger market share? Because people are going to see how you are the best because you're doing it at this top-notch stage.
Those are the three mic-drop moments I heard from Kevin Eastman. He’s an inspiring speaker, funny, super humble, and really knowledgeable.
Let me reshare them. I encourage you to try spending at least two minutes on each one and write down your thoughts on each.
Then after that, pick one that you're going to implement. Share your answer with me in the comments below!
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