Personal Development, Business, Finance, and Investing for Everyone
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Be A Lifelong Learner
Be curious. Seek out and take advantage of every opportunity to gain more knowledge.
There’s the word "Shoshin" (初心), which means "beginner’s mind", which is an open, receptive mental state of learning. Having a beginner’s mind means that no matter what you already know or how much experience you have, you show up with an open mind.
This means you:
When you have a beginner’s mind, this open, curious mindset will help you:
Another way to approach this is to think of yourself as a “line cook”. In a restaurant, a line cook is the foundation of food preparation.
They make sure ingredients are ready, recipes are made to specifications and the kitchen is clean and orderly. They follow a trusted process to create delicious food consistently.
They don’t (yet) have the experience, mastery or experimental freedom of the head chef, nor (yet) the vision and creative genius of the restaurateur. They can’t (yet) improvise or create their own culinary masterpieces from scratch.
Only after years of practice and following someone else’s recipes do they experiment with new ideas. Great cooks are confident in their own creations, but it’s only because they have mastered the fundamentals.
Being a great entrepreneur, a great investor, a great coach, a great teacher, a great athlete or what have you, is just like being a great chef—it takes a lot of practice. Not just months—years. Future mastery requires being willing to follow a recipe, a series of steps or formulas—all with a beginner’s mind—before riffing off new ideas.
No matter where you are in your journey, embrace a beginner’s mind, practice acting like a line cook and follow a trusted recipe.
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ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Hi, I'm Ralph Gregore Masalihit!
An RFP Graduate (Registered Financial Planner Institute - Philippines).
A Personal Finance Advocate. An I.T. by Profession. An Investor. Business Minded. An Introvert. A Photography Enthusiast. A Travel and Personal Finance Blogger (Lakbay Diwa and Kuripot Pinoy).
Currently, I'm working my way toward time and financial freedom.