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Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? Maybe you consume countless podcast episodes and always end your day reading some kind of professional development book. Knowledge is power, right? Well, that is until it’s not. What I’m saying is that when we spend so much time taking in new information but not actually doing anything with it, it begins to hinder us from taking the next right step.
In my recent conversations with talented and smart individuals, many are struggling with shifting from knowing to applying. They have incredible knowledge, ideas, and solutions to problems. Despite these ideas, they aren’t applying them. They aren’t taking action. Over the years, I have learned that there’s no reason to take in information if you aren’t going to implement it. In other words, until you’ve applied what you’ve learned, you haven’t started the forward motion towards improvement.
You may not realize it, but that idea that you’ve been sitting on — you know the one — well it has the power to improve and maybe even save another person’s life if you take action on it. If you applied what you knew, something could be made better somewhere in the world. I just know it. Unfortunately, too many get stuck. They tell themselves stories that aren’t true such as “It’s not the right time to act on this”, “I don’t know if I’m ready” or “I just have to hire the team before I can start this project”.
While some are stuck in a place of confusion and tweaking and “this before that”, the successful and fulfilled leaders of the world are taking risks and imperfect action. It’s natural to feel the need to acquire more and more information because you think you don’t know enough to get started. It’s unpredictable. But there will always be uncertainty and unpredictability. Now is as good a time as any to make your own rules, apply what you know, and take the leap towards moving the needle on what you are meant to do.
In this episode I share:
- A simple tool that has been responsible for multiple million dollar careers, sales, and business growth when applied
- Making the important shift from knowing to applying and distinguishing the difference
- How to spot 3 key stranglers that may be stopping you from forward motion
- The ONE simple step that will move mountains in your business and life
- How to get started on the meaningful project that’s calling you
- Defining the revolutionary concept of taking unverified action
- Tune into the previous episode, How to Make Work Life Fulfillment A Reality For Women
- Learn more about the Playing Full Out Revolution.
- Connect with Rita on Instagram @rita_hyland_coaching
- Connect with Rita on LinkedIn
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About Rita Hyland
With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.
Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.
Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.
When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.
Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.