Do you practise what you need to be good at?

Usain Bolt ...Practise Gets Results
I just watched a video of Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling-author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" talking with Valerie Khoo of the Sydney Writers Centre.

(Given the millions of book sales he has under his belt I thought I might get a few ideas that would help get my book flying off the shelf or downloading at the speed of light.)

What I did get was something to think about. In the interview Kiyosaki says, "the average person doesn't practise enough." And he refers to how the Beatles played for very limited money for the time they were based in Hamburg for just over two years. It's widely accepted that the practise they got and how often they played helped build their reputation and ultimately contributed to their success.

Usain Bolt, 5 times world and 3 times Olympic Gold Medallist Sprinter, has a mix of good genetics and raw talent and a well-known loathing for training. But he does it. As do every one of the athletes who are serious about success. Because Practice Gets Results.

Yet for those of us in business we expect to be at our peak performance all the time, every time. Rushing from meeting to meeting, presentation to presentation, report to report. With no practise in between.

The reality is you do need to practise to be good at something.

The habit we need to develop is to build it into how we do what we do.

I like to write. So this blog certainly gives me some practise (well it would if I posted more often!). But there is always more I can do.

How can you build practise into what you do?

Love to know your thoughts. Let's chat...

- Karen