Category Archives: modeling your heroes

Stock up your utility belt

Batman’s utility belt has to be the coolest thing about him. Think about it, he has it on him at all times. And he has everything he can eve need on it (including the option to call the batmobile). I like to do the same (not beating up criminals in the night, just be prepared).

Collecting as many skills as I can is my utility belt. I’m a cook, computer technician, salesman, website builder/designer and the list goes on. This is not the Moshe is awesome post, this is my way of saying I can find work no matter what. Having just one skill no matter how good you are at it is risky. What if something happens and you can’t do your job anymore? How will you service?

Having another skill to fall back on can save you. Being able to pivot to another position in another business, or just support yourself with a part time job till your company can support you is just as important as not putting all your money in one place.

It’ easier than you thing. Just go for something that interests you. If you like something learning it doesn’t seem like work, it’s fun. Use that to your advantage.

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Never meet your heroes

This is one of the biggest piles of crap I ever heard, let me explain why. The idea of not meeting your heroes has some logic to it. The idea is never to meet people you idolize so that you won’t be disappointed when you find out that they are people just like you.

But isn’t that the point? Wouldn’t it help you to see that your heroes are regular people? wouldn’t that help you understand that you can do everything they can? My issue with this idea is that it allows people to hide behind the “I’m not as good” excuse.

You have no excuses. There is literally nothing that you can’t do. I think that meeting someone who found a way to reach his goal and finding out he has fears and failures just like you do should empower you.

After meeting your heroes and finding out they are just as screwed up as you are. What excuses will you come up with? Now we can tell the difference between those with low self-esteem and those that are just fooling themselves. No one has ever lost without giving up. So long as you didn’t throw in the towel not even death can take your determination away from you.

So don’t be afraid to meet your heroes, and don’t be afraid to be better than them.

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