The Charge Review | Chapter 3 | The Drive For Competence
The Charge Review Continued
Join me as I continue my series on Brendon Burchard’s The Charge!
The Drive For Competence
Have you ever done something whether for work or a volunteer project and just felt like you didn’t know what you were doing? Have you ever just felt that maybe you’re not smart enough, not good enough, disappointed in yourself? It is one of the worst feelings in the world. Nothing can deflate someone like feeling stupid or defeated. I personally think that is the crux of failure. The way we feel about our competency can make or brake our future.
This chapter of The Charge was very interesting. I had not thought about competence in this way before. It put into words something I had known from experience in my own life. But I had never thought about how important feeling competent was until I read this chapter.
Have you ever not really known how to do something so you procrastinate more and more until you are so far behind you just want to give up?
Have you attempted things and not really known what to do while you watch others soar past you? My heart breaks when I see this kind of dejection in people.
But here is what became crystal clear as I read this chapter of The Charge: We don’t like to learn things we are not interested in. We NEED to learn things we ARE interested in. We need to succeed in those things we learn about and become a leader in that area.
Now before you go enrolling in a computer programming class, think it through. One of the main takeaways of this part of the book was that we should not attempt to learn something that doesn’t set us on fire. We also don’t need to become a rocket scientist. A simple example Burchard gave was that you could challenge yourself to “learn to cook a new vegetarian dish every night for sixty nights.” You see? This isn’t about creating a new solar powered car (although hey if it is your passion we could certainly use one!!), it is about finding where your passion lies, and then really mastering certain parts of that passion so that you feel competent and knowledgeable about that subject.
Another part that was particularly important was that we all need to realize just how much we have already learned and accomplished in our lives. We all have incredible achievements to feel proud of. I believe you should start there and recognize how many great things you have done in your life. Then you start from a place of confidence. As one of Burchard’s students said, “I’d just never integrated my successes into my mind.”
Create your “Winning List” – then decide what areas you really want to push yourself to become more competent in. Pick the most important thing and then stick with it, learning everything you can until you feel satisfied that you are a leader in that area. Give yourself credit for progress, not perfection.
Remember competence means feeling accomplished.
We all want to know we are contributing to the world and that we have mastered certain things that are important to us.
Why is this so important for network marketers? How does this apply perfectly in the formula for success in MLM? As you know, I’m a huge fan of network marketing. I believe it is the best business in the world. It is the one business where you are constantly pushed to grow and learn. It is the business where your leaders will teach you how to become a leader yourself. The drive for competence is a huge part of succeeding because it is the people who constantly learn and then master the skills of relationships, marketing, training, encouraging, leading and more – that go on to achieve all of their goals and dreams.
I love the suggestions Burchard makes in this chapter and the homework was very thought provoking! If you have read the book, I would love to know what you thought about this chapter and if you haven’t read The Charge yet, make sure you add it to your list… as you can tell I highly recommend it!
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