Now, I’m not traveling with my family living the Author of My Own Story lifestyle, and so I apologize if you’re watching this and you’re seeing dimly lit lights or if you’re hearing this and you hear a baby crying or talking in the background. We’re having a great time with my family.
One of the topics that came up was knowledge is power. Now, for me at least, when I was a kid watching cartoons, there used to be a commercial that would come on and it used to say something like, “Knowledge is power.” Now, if you remember this, I know there’s a lot more to that, but that really stuck in my head, and they used to play it over and over again. Oh, that’s coming to me now. “It’s great to learn because knowledge is power.”
Now, we’re talking about what I have experienced over decades is knowledge isn’t power. Really, it’s action and knowledge combined together that gives you power. Knowledge itself is potential power. The reason I say this is how many times have you read a book, been inspired or gone to a seminar only to come home a week later and then just pumped and, a week later, just died off, and you just didn’t take action.
I’ve read countless books especially in my early 20’s and teens that I just didn’t take action on, or I’ve gone to seminars. I’d do this. Or I go to seminars and I’m just like, “Oh, this is great. I’ve learned something about my business. I’ve learned something about relationships, personal development, health, and wellness,” and just not taken action on it. This is a really, really, really good example of how knowledge can be potential power. Right? You go to these things, whether it be a corporate retreat or something else, and come back from it, you get expert advice.
Now, these daily growth hacks could be a perfect example for you. I hope they’re not, but maybe they are. Maybe this is your wake-up call. Maybe you hear one of these while you’re working out or driving or commuting on the train. I don’t know. I hear from a lot of you, so I know there are all kinds of different places, but you listen to this and you say, “Huh, that might be a good idea. I might actually try that,” and you get home and you don’t do anything. Your life takes over. Your husband, your wife, your kids, your roommates, whoever it is, starts talking about you and life just takes over and you just forget that actionable step.
This is why knowledge is potential power. This is also why people with some of the best degrees, some of the highest education end up working in low-level jobs. They have the knowledge, but they don’t take action. They don’t actually take action with the knowledge that they have.
What I want to put out to you today is where … in your Five to Thrive, where do you have the knowledge, but you’re not taking action. Where is that? What I want you to do is grab your journal. Grab your journal and, if you’re working out or doing something else, that’s okay. You can take notes on your iPhone, and if you … Hopefully, you have a voice recorder. You can also take notes there and write it out.
Where in your mind have you had the knowledge, knowledgeable skills or resources that you’re just not taking action on? Where in your body? Is there something you know? Do you know the best workout? Do you know somebody you can contact? Do you know what you should be doing and just not doing it?
What about your soul? Where are you not doing meditation, setting a quiet time, practicing your religion, whatever it may be for you? Where in relationships do you have knowledge? Do you have something that you know that you can give?
Some of that relationships could be sharing these daily growth hacks or something else that you’re enjoying, and then where in your business? Where in your business is there something you know? [inaudible 00:03:26] business owners, if you were your own consultant, if you went in and you were consulting for yourself, what is the first thing you would change?
That’s what I want you to take action on, and, of course, now that you have some insight, take action now because, remember, just knowing is potential power. Knowledge and action together is what gives you power, and that’s what allows you to live the Author of Your Own Story.
Now, what I want you to do, of course, is share this with three people. Build your tribe. Build your tribes so you guys can have conversations like this, conversations that matter, and also accountability, so, when they look at you and they say, “Hey. Hey, Doug, you got this knowledge. You got this new tip. How are you taking action on it?” Accountability partners really can help you out.
Now, if you don’t know anybody, go over to authorofyourownstory.com, click on the community button, and we’ll set you up with accountability partners and with people that are just like you, people that are actually striving to be better. That’s how you get to the next game. That’s how you elevate.
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We’re also doing recordings with people and interviews with people that are actually living the Author of Your Own Story lifestyle. Why? We’re doing this to inspire you. We’re doing this so you can see other people from all walks of life and how they’ve broken the chains and broken the barriers and elevated and living their lives with limitless potential, and that’s what I want for you.
That’s it for me today. Of course, as always, go out and be the author of your own story.
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