Have you ever heard that teaching others is the pinnacle of success? To hear most people talk about teaching, they only tell who has taught them, and not who they have taught. Teaching takes time and energy, no doubt. If you know something helped you, or you learned a valuable skill, wouldn’t you want to teach others? Isn’t that where it gets better?
You may agree, but you also may NOT agree. The trouble with this is that you don’t realize just how valuable you really are. Once you learn a valuable skill, you become powerful. The big question is what you do with that power once you have it. How will you use it? Using it for greed won’t get you anywhere, and as you see in the “give jar day” on Project AWOL TV, it’s absolutely critical that you learn to give back.
How will you spend your time and your money? Will you reach out to others and teach them? Or, will you be selfish and hold back and try to hoard information? Today, I want to touch on how powerful teaching others really is, and how it could actually better your business more than you can imagine.
Teaching Others Helps You Learn
One valuable lesson I’ve learned in building a business online, is that in teaching others, which I don’t believe to be my strong suite, is that I learn more. I don’t know nearly enough, nor do I claim to be an expert yet, but what I can tell you is that I have amazing mentors, and I have to be on top of my game to help others.
I don’t like it when someone comes to me and I cannot give them an answer. I feel so unprepared, and I’ve been in this position on more than one occasion. So, to keep up my standard of business, I make it point to learn more and master my craft if you will. You won’t ever hear an industry leader like Mark Hoverson say that he can’t find something out. Even if he doesn’t know, he will put you in touch with someone that does.
- There are few thoughts behind WHY we learn more as we teach others, including;
- To teach, you have to prepare better and educate yourself more ahead of time
- Repetition alone can help you learn more and learn better
- Interaction during teaching helps give you feedback and learn from others once again
- Feedback could introduce new content (blogs, articles, videos, etc)
Now can you see why so many people benefit from teaching? There are so many reasons that it’s helpful in the learning process for you, even if you are doing it to help others learn more about what you do.
Teaching Others Will Grow Your Business
Consider that teaching others also does one very important thing for you; it can help you grow your business. Consider that people that learn from you, now look to you as an expert. You should position yourself as an expert, otherwise you won’t get very far.
You don’t have to be flashy or put up photographs of stacks of cash online to get people to listen to you. In fact, people are tired of that. What they want is the real knowledge and “how to” so that they have a foundation for starting their own business. Teaching means you give them instruction, and that you are there to answer questions when they need your help most. When you do this, you create value.
Value goes a long way, and it sets you apart from all of the hype marketers out there. Which one would you rather be? I think I know the answer, but the truth is, you’ll need to work at it. This is your business, and it’s not just push button wealth.
Would you like to learn more about how we do this? Would you love to have access to mentors that teach and show you the “how to”? Let’s connect, and I’ll share more with you about “teaching others” and how you can prosper in your life and business today!