Improvement Pill here.
A couple of months ago I was at a conference for entrepreneurs,
而 Caleb Maddix 的父亲在台上发表了演讲
and the father of Caleb Maddix gave a speech on stage.
我当时并不知道 Caleb 是谁
Now I didn’t know who Caleb was at the time,
and I’m assuming most of you don’t either
so I’ll give you a quick rundown.
Caleb Maddix 于2001年出生
Caleb Maddix was born in 2001
and made his first million at the age of 16.
He actually started his journey as an entrepreneur
much earlier than that, at the age of 12,
when he published the best-selling book, “Keys to Success for Kids”
He’s pals with some of the most well known self-improvement legends,
比如 东尼·罗宾斯 阿诺·施瓦辛格 加里·维伊
like Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gary V, just to name a few.
and there’s even a video of him closing a $10,000 deal
on the phone when he was just 14.
So just hearing all of this made me very curious.
How is it that this kid was able to reach such high levels of success at such a young age?
I mean seriously, when I was 12,
I was still hanging out in the park playing tag after school.
Back then, I never thought about my career,
or what I should be doing with my life.
Not to say that there’s anything wrong with enjoying one’s childhood,
但这件事让我深思 Caleb Maddix 为什么这么成功呢？
but it really makes you wonder: how did Caleb Maddix become so successful?
他的父亲 Matt Maddix 在台上讲的就是这个
And that’s exactly what his father Matt Maddix talked about on stage.
Now Matt is a single father.
他和 Caleb 的母亲在 Caleb 还小的时候就离异了
He and Caleb’s mother had some sort of falling-out early on in Caleb’s childhood,
因此他被迫独自把 Caleb 带大
so he was forced to raise Caleb all on his own,
which is an extremely hard thing to do,
because, well, kids take up a lot of time.
You have to entertain them and keep them busy
or else they go crazy.
问题是 Matt 是一名公共演讲者
The problem was, Matt was a public speaker.
His job involved traveling around the world giving speeches on stage,
虽然 Matt 会把 Caleb 带在身边
and although he would bring Caleb along with him,
但他工作时还是不能让 Caleb 闲着
he still had to keep Caleb busy while he was working
于是 Matt 决定
so here’s what Matt decided to do:
在 Caleb 只有6岁的时候告诉他
when Caleb was only six years old Matt told him
that if he could finish reading “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield,
which is a 500 page book,
he would get $20.
That’s a lot of money for a six-year-old.
果不其然 Caleb 受到了巨大的鼓舞
So needless to say, Caleb was extremely motivated
and he finished the book in only a couple of weeks.
Matt decided to keep this tradition,
and continued to offer $20 for every self-improvement book his son read.
正是这一动作 让 Caleb 年纪轻轻
and it’s this one action that caused Caleb to reach
the levels of success he now has at such a young age.
See, the amount of success we have in life
is directly correlated with the quality of teachers you learn from,
because if you think about it in theory,
it’s your teachers’ job to help you succeed in life.
That’s kind of the point of going to school, right?
我们之所以学英文 数学 历史等科目
That’s why we learn things like English and math and history,
because this stuff is supposed to help you.
But the thing is, it’s the quality of your teachers
that ultimately determines how successful you become.
if you’re learning from average Joe Shmoes who just happen to get teaching degrees,
the majority of which teach from a textbook, not from their personal experience,
all you’re gonna learn is how to be as successful as just another Joe Shmoe on the street.
If you want to outperform others,
如果你想比一般人更健康 更富有 更快乐
if you want to be healthier, wealthier, happier than the average person
you need to learn from the teachers who are known worldwide as experts in these areas,
who know how to do things better than most other people.
You should not focus on learning from your average school teacher or professor,
because for the most part,
all they’re gonna teach you is how to perform at an average level
Learn from the average, and you will become average.
Learn from the successful, and you will become successful.
Now you can learn from the successful in a variety of ways.
You can watch their videos, listen to their podcast,
但我个人认为 阅读他们的书 才是学习的最佳方法
but personally I think the best way to learn is by reading their books,
more specifically, by listening to their audiobooks,
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我使用 Audible 已有几年时间了
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I’m currently listening to “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins,
who is hands down one of the best teachers on this planet when it comes to willpower.
So definitely check it out.
Besides that guys, stay tuned!