Why do you need to stack your corner?

There are two ways to learn:

 

1. The ‘learn as you go’ method where you make your own mistakes and re-invent the wheel to grind out slow and laborious progress



2. The fast track where you learn from others and refine tested ideas to make fast and effective progress

Fast Track

All the extremely successful people I know, doctors included, tend towards using the fast track, and being a bit stubborn we also slip back to using the first method, get slapped, and are reminded why we use the second method!

 

If something has been done well before then the smart thing to do is to learn from that, then aim to improve upon it. By trying to reinvent the wheel you place yourself at a massive disadvantage because you are starting well behind the pack.

 

When you become successful you will have learnt this, and you will learn this if you want to become successful.

 

The question is: How expensive do you need to make the lesson?

 

When I started MedRecruit I thought I was a wunderkind and could do anything better than anyone. I decided there was no IT platform good enough for my business so decided to build one from scratch. I gave away 20% of my company, and half a million dollars and five years later, I bought back the 20% for a huge amount of money and threw out the system we’d built. Then I spent $150,000 on an off-the-shelf product that we customised to do exactly what we wanted.

 

Lesson learned.

 

There are people much better at many things than me and I’m now happy to admit that and to learn from them.

 

So the first reason to stack your corner is to ensure that you are taking the fast track to success, which isn’t just a fast way to disaster.

 

That’s why you’re reading this. You are looking for the fast track and that’s smart.

 

There are two ways to learn:

 

1. The ‘learn as you go’ method where you make your own mistakes and re-invent the wheel to grind out slow and laborious progress



2. The fast track where you learn from others and refine tested ideas to make fast and effective progress

Fast Track

All the extremely successful people I know, doctors included, tend towards using the fast track, and being a bit stubborn we also slip back to using the first method, get slapped, and are reminded why we use the second method!

 

If something has been done well before then the smart thing to do is to learn from that, then aim to improve upon it. By trying to reinvent the wheel you place yourself at a massive disadvantage because you are starting well behind the pack.

 

When you become successful you will have learnt this, and you will learn this if you want to become successful.

 

The question is: How expensive do you need to make the lesson?

 

When I started MedRecruit I thought I was a wunderkind and could do anything better than anyone. I decided there was no IT platform good enough for my business so decided to build one from scratch. I gave away 20% of my company, and half a million dollars and five years later, I bought back the 20% for a huge amount of money and threw out the system we’d built. Then I spent $150,000 on an off-the-shelf product that we customised to do exactly what we wanted.

 

Lesson learned.

 

There are people much better at many things than me and I’m now happy to admit that and to learn from them.

 

So the first reason to stack your corner is to ensure that you are taking the fast track to success, which isn’t just a fast way to disaster.

 

That’s why you’re reading this. You are looking for the fast track and that’s smart.

 

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