Thousands of Hours
The music boomed throughout the auditorium. The audience clapped in sync propping up the beat.
My mind calculated a dozen possibilities. The only thing that fueled my tired body was my competitive nature. But not against the other guy who was clearly winning and more experienced. I was competing against myself.
“How could I outdo my last round?” played on a loop inside my head.
My opponent finished a set of astonishing moves. I paused for a few seconds. No, I didn’t freeze, nor did I stumble. I calibrated myself to the music and made sure to feel the rhythm deep in my bones.
Then I danced.
I didn’t use any complex moves. On the contrary, my flow was extremely basic. I summoned the techniques I learned from my first year of breakdancing.
The only weapon I could leverage at this point was timing. So I danced accordingly. My movements amplified hidden notes and sounds–the kind you only notice when you listen with intensity.
The DJ abruptly paused the beat and I jumped into a one-hand freeze. For a handful of seconds, which seemed like an eternity, the music and I froze together. And when the beat suddenly broke the silence and dropped into a different rhythm, so did my body.
The crowd went wild. Clearly, the right timing coupled with foundational moves handed me victory.
Making it look easy
Chances are that you’re really good at something, maybe even great at it. Perhaps you’ve mastered a skill others admire you for.
For a handful of years, I traveled around the US competing and performing as a professional breakdancer. It’s been a decade since then, and just like many other retired breakdancers, I can still get down on a dance floor given the right conditions 😉
“You make it look so easy. You should teach me!” is a remark I’ve heard throughout my life.
But you and I both know it’s not that easy. What people are seeing is the result of A LOT of time, practice, and discipline.
Fast-forward to the last 3-4 years, and I’ve had the chance to travel around the US again. But this time for business.
I’ve met all kinds of entrepreneurs across the nation. And there’s one thing I consistently found to be true in those who have achieved mastery and are fulfilled:
They invest thousands upon thousands of hours into their internal growth.
They understand that they can only build a business to the level of their personal development.
Why am I telling you this?
Over these last few weeks, I’ve helped you understand key aspects of Authentic Pivots. The teaser videos we’ve dripped are there to give you a taste of the quality you can expect from us.
Here’s the bottom line:
If you’re committed to your personal development as an entrepreneur, then you can count on Authentic Pivots.
We’re committed to creating content that helps you in your business journey. We’re aiming to inspire and teach you real principles–the kinds that make all the difference in the end.
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