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  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

  • Do you want to learn a new language?

  • Or maybe you want to learn how to start your own business,

  • or you want to learn sales and marketing and

  • many different topics in business.

  • Now, today I'm gonna share something with you

  • that has profoundly changed my life,

  • and that is how do you learn properly?

  • I believe there are only three main ways that you can learn.

  • The first way is learning from yourself.

  • People call that the school of hard knocks.

  • Learning from your own mistakes by trial and error, right?

  • Where you make enough mistakes that you will learn from it.

  • And that's perfectly fine.

  • Now, a lot of people learn this way, and the problem is

  • it is very, very costly and it takes a long time

  • for you to learn anything, but if you are

  • persistent enough, if you're determined enough,

  • and if you are resourceful enough,

  • you could figure things out on your own.

  • In fact, comment below, have you ever tried

  • to learn something, it's just, no one ever taught you,

  • but you just kinda figure things out on your own.

  • But it took a long fucking time.

  • And you made a lot of mistakes and

  • maybe even cost you a lot of money.

  • Comment below if you've ever done that before.

  • Now, that's learning from yourself, which is fine.

  • There's some pros and cons.

  • The pros is, you can learn from yourself,

  • there's no barrier of entry, you can learn it

  • any time you want and it is free, right?

  • Learning from yourself.

  • The downside is, it costs a lot of money, sometimes it

  • costs a lot of time, and it's like the saying,

  • if you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

  • Right, it's very, very true.

  • So, learning from yourself.

  • The second way that you can learn

  • is learning from your peers.

  • Learning from your peers.

  • So, learning from the people, kind of,

  • around you, maybe the same level.

  • Now, the problem is, learning from your peers

  • is sometimes you learn the wrong fucking thing.

  • They kind of, they tell you about this, tell you about that,

  • they have an opinion about everything, and because

  • they're your peers and you like them they like you

  • and you listen to them, then you thought, you know what?

  • Yup, I guess that's the way how to do it.

  • Comment below you had this experience, right?

  • You learned from your peers, you listened to them,

  • and it's like, oh my god, that's like the worst advice ever.

  • And you implement those advice and eventually took action,

  • and you're like, that's exactly, like, that doesn't work.

  • That's not how things work.

  • Now, the biggest problem with learning from your peers

  • is this, I want you to imagine this, okay?

  • Let's say you want to learn how to speak Chinese, right?

  • You wanna learn how to speak Mandarin because China

  • is booming, you wanna learn a new language, okay?

  • And you and your friends get together.

  • And you don't know how to speak Chinese,

  • and he doesn't know how to speak Chinese either.

  • So, imagine this.

  • You're both locked in the room.

  • And you're locked in a room for 30 days.

  • And I say, okay, I'm gonna come back in 30 days.

  • Now, chances are when I come back, what are the chance

  • that you knowing how to speak Chinese after 30 days?

  • Zero.

  • Why?

  • Because you don't know, and he doesn't know.

  • How could you have two people who don't know something

  • and suddenly, when you put them together, suddenly,

  • magically, they will know it.

  • No, that's not how life works.

  • Now, that is little bit an extreme example,

  • but it's not so extreme.

  • Think about this.

  • In terms of success, in terms of creating wealth,

  • in terms of creating, like financial success in business.

  • A lot of people, a lot of you,

  • you take advice from your peers.

  • And they tell you, hey, you shouldn't do sales this way.

  • You shouldn't get your customers this way.

  • You shouldn't grow your business this way.

  • You shouldn't invest your money this way.

  • You should invest in this way and that way.

  • The problem is, you and them, you are the same level.

  • You don't know what you don't know.

  • How could they possibly teach you?

  • And why the hell would you listen to them?

  • When you're at the same level.

  • Two people who don't know something getting together

  • and now they learn from each other?

  • Can you see?

  • It is a mess.

  • It is a disaster, right?

  • It's just back and forth, back and forth, lip service.

  • The third way that you can learn, which I believe

  • is the most powerful way to learn, which is also

  • the way that I have learned over the years,

  • why I'm able to accomplish what I've accomplished

  • at a young age instead of age of 50, 55, and 60.

  • And that is learning from a mentor.

  • Learning from someone who's been there

  • and done that and continues to do it.

  • Imagine if you are an athlete.

  • You want to learn how to play basketball.

  • Yes, you can learn from yourself, yes, you can

  • kind of play basketball with your friends.

  • But if you want to be a professional, guess what?

  • You need to get a mentor, need to get a coach

  • to show you exactly what drills you need to practice

  • on a daily basis to get better.

  • What are some of the exercises that you have to do?

  • The coach, he's watching you, he's correcting you, right?

  • He's shaping you, he is molding you.

  • He's helping you to get to that next level.

  • That's the power of a mentor.

  • I am where I am today, yes, I have

  • made a lot of mistakes, absolutely.

  • I have learned from other people.

  • My peers, yes.

  • But, I am where I am today because of my mentors.

  • I learn from my mentors.

  • Partially what makes me a mentor to so many people,

  • millions of people worldwide is because I'm a great student.

  • I'm a great teacher because

  • I'm a very, very dedicated student.

  • I'm always coachable.

  • I'm always, always hungry for knowledge and for more.

  • More insights, more distinctions, just more perspectives.

  • I'm hungry for that.

  • So if you've been following me for some time now,

  • and I can see your comment on social media, on YouTube.

  • And you asking me, Dan, can you be my mentor?

  • Dan, can I attend your workshop?

  • Or can I learn from you, can you help me?

  • I have created multiple programs that could help you.

  • I've got many, many ways that I could help.

  • But you see, on social media, watching a video

  • from me, that's not mentorship.

  • Because to me a mentorship there has to

  • be that interactive component into it.

  • So you think you're learning a lot, which,

  • I have millions of followers on social media

  • where they're learning a lot from me

  • just watching my video, but then that's the outsider.

  • My insider, more inner circle students, the ones that

  • are my private students, they are learning from me.

  • I'm a mentor, I'm a see through to them.

  • So if you're serious, very serious, not interested,

  • but you're committed to learning and

  • you really want me to be your mentor,

  • not thinking about it, not someday, but today.

  • Click a link here or somewhere here and

  • go on a seven week mentorship with me.

  • By the end of the seven weeks, I promise you,

  • it'll be the best decision you ever make.

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How To Learn - The 3 Main Ways

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