Not everybody’s cut out for awesomeness. Deciding to become awesome (or a virtuoso, someone who’s at the top of his craft) is the first step to leading a better life — and that’s good for business. While the journey to awesomeness is different for everyone, there are things all TruMethods members should consider before transitioning from coaster to virtuoso.
At Schnizzfest this year, Mike Rayburn, a motivational speaker and an extremely talented guitarist, took center stage to encourage TruMethods members to be awesome. He challenged us to reconsider our goals and reevaluate our outlooks on life. If you want to get more out of life, remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. Think about the way you spend your time, and ask yourself this: “Am I driving with the brakes on?“
If so, it’s time to take off the breaks and become a master at what you do. “In your world, become a virtuoso,” Rayburn told us. Make the decision to be the best you can be every single day. Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, figure out how to get the most out of your talents. What can you do now to put yourself on the path to mastery?
You’re putting yourself ahead by committing to becoming a virtuoso. Think about it: Many adults don’t devote enough time and effort to seizing the day. They don’t strive for excellence, right? Some of your peers are probably okay with the status quo. They feel they’re good enough, but not you. You’re awesome. You want to hone your skills daily.
The opposite of virtuoso isn’t failure; it’s competent, Rayburn said. There are plenty of competent people in the world (you could probably name a bunch off the top of your head right now), so don’t become another one. Don’t choose to blend in. You’re better than that; we all are. Once you make the choice to become awesome (or a virtuosos), you’ll see things change for the better. Your influence will not only grow but also thrive.
Doing “really well” and being a virtuoso are two totally different things. Don’t get stuck doing something over and over again just because it’s working. Don’t forget: The path to becoming a virtuoso is scattered with challenges. Being able to overcome obstacles is what will separate you from your competent peers. Sadly, if you’re doing really well, but you’re not striving for your best, you’re more than likely just coasting — and Rayburn said it best at Schnizzfest: “The problem with coasting is it only happens downhill.
So, how does one become awesome (or a virtuoso)? Well, awesomeness is different for each of us. To discover what it means to you, take out a sheet of paper and write the following question: “What would it take for me to become to be a virtuoso?” What would it take for you to be awesome at what you do. Take some time to answer the question. Afterward, there’s only one thing to do to get the ball rolling — take action.
Becoming awesome takes time, but it’s well worth the effort. Strive for excellence by devoting your time to achieving mastery, and your business will thrive as a result.