Becoming Entrefied

ENT 42: Experience is Overrated

January 22, 2020 Patrick Hughes Episode 42
Becoming Entrefied
ENT 42: Experience is Overrated
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Becoming Entrefied
ENT 42: Experience is Overrated
Jan 22, 2020 Episode 42
Patrick Hughes

Just because you have “years of experience” doesn’t mean you have any real experience.

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Just because you have “years of experience” doesn’t mean you have any real experience.

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Are you ready to be entre Vied? Let's break free of the life we're told to live, create freedom and well, by adding value to others, live, challenge traditions, challenge authority and get on terrified. Hey, guys, welcome to show your host Patrick here today. Today's a pretty controversial episode. If you agree with me, that's awesome. If you don't agree with me, then that's awesome, too, because that means you're thinking for yourself. And that means you're an independent person. And I applaud you because not a lot of people are able to do that. So still, in that straight out of the gate, they're throwing a good right hook. Um, So, look, if experience equalled success than every person with 10,000 hours in their field would be a millionaire, they would be the better. I mean, if you look at it that way, if you look at experience is the equipment of success, then everybody would be the best in their field. And yeah, I got a lot to talk about on this topic here today. So strap in, get ready for the bride. If you're If this is your first episode, you're wanting, you know what is this guy talking about? What is he yelling me about? Well, I'm yelling you about entre find your entre fied. We help you create success by I think about it, other people's lives in situations but taking action, challenging possibilities and making logical choices toward your goals and dreams in order to achieve that next step. Essentially, we're just here to help you achieve that next step. No. Whether that's, you know, open your business, double your profits, make your business larger Goto and L C from a soap opera partnership or go from L C two c Corp and escort whatever that is. We're here to help you get there, and we're here to make you better as a person. Now, this show is more geared towards the mindset because at the end of the day, that's what makes you rich. It's not about your experience that doesn't make you rich. It's your mindset, which I guess, you know, in some ways I'm gonna contradict myself a lot, probably because this is such a controversial topic that I see a lot and people are like, Well, he's got more experience than that guy. We should be a kid but I just don't I just don't think experience is I think it's overrated. I really do. So if you disagree with me, head over to, um, Apple Podcast dropper. Review. Li review Head over to Patrick. Used 9000 on Facebook. Slap of messages on the wall. Be like, Hey, bro, you're wrong. I'll be like, Okay, All right. And then we'll talk. All right, We'll talk. So I just want you to a little backstory here. What made me come up with this idea and what it made me came up with this idea was people like this guy. Mark Zuckerberg. He he was the youngest billionaire, Basically until Kali Jenner came off. I don't count her because, I mean, she had a hand to her. But Mark Zuckerberg he was just a college dude who just college. Dude. He became a billionaire in 2008 at the age of 23. He became a billionaire 23. Now, if you tell me he had a lot of experience or 10,000 hours, he didn't. He didn't He just had a vision. He had a dream. He executed it and he profited off of it. And guess what? He's still running it today. So, honestly, what what experience did he have? I mean, he he didn't really have a lot. And you could argue there's out liars like, Oh, he's just now a liar. But I don't believe that. I don't believe that. And I'll tell you guys, why here in a minute? I just want to point out that Facebook's been rolling since 2004. So did take him four years to reach that stage. And, ah, you know, he was 19 at the point when he started working on it. Like I said, he had probably four years of experience. How many people have for his experience in their job of their career, field or business, And then they shoot from, you know, $1000.3000 dollars a month to a $1,000,000,000 in net worth. How many people do that? Not a lot, Not a lot. Now. People with 40 years don't even do that. And just because you have years of experience doesn't mean you have any real experience. Yeah, there's so many people that say I've been doing it for 10 years, and then you go to work with him and you watch what they do. They just sit on their phones all day and text, and they hide behind the title like a shield. They say I've been operations manager for 10 years, and then they only managed one person or the company they managed that went out of business or the company they remain DJing at wouldn't doing too hot or the business they had wasn't profitable. I mean, there's so many you Just because you're doing something that doesn't mean you're doing it well, doesn't mean you're doing it right. And that's a big problem. I see a lot people all the time. Yes, a guy. What they do. Hey, man, what do you do for what do you do, man? Oh, you know, I work, you know, Amazon. I'm a production manager. What does that mean? I don't know what that means. People hide behind their titles like shields. You asked me what I do. I'll tell you what I do. I say I add value to people's lives by helping them create different types of mindsets, helping them open their mind, helping them explore different ways to approach problems and create value for other people. to make their business better. You know, I'm not going to say some stupid like, Oh, you know, I work for Ah, you know, I'm an administrative from my business. Ah, you know, whatever. I mean, there's no you just hide behind the title and, man, I'm getting really, uh I'm really I feel like I'm really getting a very up in people's face today with this episode. I don't do this often because, you know, I know it's really coming off pretty hard to hear these words, but I'm gonna throw it out there today and I'll give you some examples of myself because you got to use yourself in this example. I started working when I was 20 years old for the state government of Tennessee. At a school system, I worked for nine different schools, and the way I did it was I joined the Army. When I was 18 the guard and I went to I was a computer guy for the Army. I t. And I had that experience and I was going to college at the time, and I applied for a job. But the Board of Education for the City and they hired me, so I became a state and bully. And that's where I actually met Jeff, the guy. You here on the show all the time. Hey, and don't let him hear this podcast. He's all about experience. He's all about it, and this is something we've never really seen that on. And that's okay, because that's what makes friendships good. Because if you both agree on everything that everything is, this or everything is that it's not really a friendship, it's just kind of Ah, well, it is a friendship, but it's just kind of like there's no riel growth there because you're never striking iron against our and it's always, you know, there's no sharpening of anything because you're not challenging each other in their relationship. And that's why I think Jeff and I have remained friends for years and years and years and will continue to be friends because we do strike iron against our and that's a good way to grow. Um, and here's an example. Perfect example. But my boss at that place at that Board of Education place for the nine different schools and areas he was making 55,000 bucks a year this was in a smaller town. I started making more money than him in two years. Only took me two years to beat that. And here's why he worked at that same school system for 42 years. Guys, 42 year, I think it was 40 maybe 44. He worked there basically his whole life. And he would always, you know, he would always be like what? I've been doing this for 40 years. I'm good. But in reality, he was. So he had been in that field for so long in that same position that when you took him to another place, he he was so out of touch because he was not, you know, he wouldn't in the game, Really. He was He was so accustomed to the set up of that location. And I'm not talking bad. I mean, he obviously was good at what he did, because that's how I stayed there for that long. But I'm saying, once you get comfortable, you stop growing. And once you stop growing, I mean that. I mean, you kind of can't just sit there and become stagnant. Stagnant. So what I did was I moved after working there for two years and took a new position, making the same out he was making, um, And near closer near Nashville, Tennessee, and Franklin and ah, well, you want to talk about hard? You know, I had learned stuff there. After my two years. I thought I was hot stuff. I went in there. I was like, Man, I'm pretty good at this. I got destroyed, man. I didn't know what was going on. It was a really hard job. It was a really hard job. Worked there for a year. And I tell you, it was rough. It was rough, But I grew up. I grew as a person. I expanded it well, maybe wanna chase business opportunities Maur to add more value people's lives because doing what I was doing was awful. But my favorite part was meaning the people. So what I would do is I would drive around to all around Middle Tennessee and I would meet basically CEOs of companies and points of contact that are high up. And I would look at their infrastructure on their cables and their servers and routers, and I would kind of, you know, see where they could be improved. I would do network test all that and I was meeting CEOs of companies, and I don't know what it is, but I just started almost interviewing him. Every time I go into their office, I would ask them questions that I always wondered, you know, I wouldn't ask run of the mill questions, like, you know, something stupid about football. I would ask something like, Hey, man, how did you get here? Where did you begin? Where did you start? What is your mentality? What? How did you How did you build this? Yeah, I was so intrigued by these guys. There was one guy I met. He started selling. He started buying these little puff balls with cream in the middle that we're going out of date from a store, a general store, and he would put him in the back of his pickup truck, and he would sell him out of the back of his truck. And eventually he started making a lot of money, and he started buying more pallets of these things. And eventually he bought a hey would start buying, um, you know, palates from the store and then east, and then he eventually save enough money to buy a semi truck. And then you start hauling the semi truck load from Middle Tennessee to Knoxville. He's Tennessee and back, and he would haul those truckloads. And eventually he bought a warehouse. And then eventually he hired people. And now he has, like, three warehouses, thousands of items. He And he told me at that time this is blood. Three years ago, he told me he had bought air. He just landed a $20,000 month contract, would like Home Depot. And so he was just getting their furniture that had Nixon. It dings in it, and he was bringing it to his shop and reselling at Brand New. And they awarded him the contract and, you know, just crazy. It was crazy. God lived a crazy life. He put in a lot of work, but you noticed that he took steps. It's always about that next step. What step are you on right now? You just beginning your business or you just now interested in business. What is it? Are you just now that mindset part of your business or you deep in the game? You've been doing it for years because there's a lot of different steps you could be on with. The main point is, is identifying that step? Because oftentimes what you lack in experience, you can make up for with hard work, dedication and relentless execution like a set of Mark Zuckerberg. Clearly he was He was involved with Facebook's creation for four years. He was dedicated, he stuck with it and he showed that he wanted to go to the next level and it paid off. I mean, even even Bill Gates. He became a billionaire. Duh. At 31 night, back in 1997 and he's stuck with it. He stuck with the creation of Microsoft all off. So you just got to really stick with it, Guys. What? You don't have an experience you can make up for with your hard work. All right? If you still work for someone and haven't started your dream job, all you gotta do all you gotta do is just keep looking for that next step. Perfect example. My friend. He was 35 years old back a couple of years ago. He was 35. He graduated from college with second bachelor degree in computer programming and before he had, like a pre law degree like pre what is called. But he was like a pre law guide. He had a four year degree in pre law, he said he never used it in his life. Annie. So he went back. He spent five years going back to learn computer science, and in 35 this guy went from not, you know, working at some kind of I don't know where he worked at the time, but he went from working at the post office. I think two landed a job at some military bases. A deal, the employees and next thing you know about two years later, he got a job in NASA. Alright, he's working in NASA and then he gave up the job at NASA for a new job on another base somewhere, making like 20 Grand Maur. They're like, Hey, we'll give you $20,000 more than NASA and he was like, Oh, okay, so if you're in that job, if you're if you're in that job and that your real business is working, then just be mindful that if you're changing, you're getting new growth. New lessons, New experience. You're you're getting me hard work, dedication. You're getting the right kind of experience because I got with 42 years of experience. His experience, in all honesty, was probably about 15 years, maybe 10. And then after that, he fell off the wagon. I mean, because he was getting the same stuff over and over and over it, you know, it started becoming less valuable every year that he was there because he was tottering off the edge. So when you're running a business in this or that, you have to constantly be in the game learning continually reading. And that's one of people that knock on, you know, self development mindset, business when they knock on those things. And they say while you read too many of those or you're always to read that too much, you have to go back and revisit these things like a relationship with your spouse or your Children. You're not just gonna you know, I'm just gonna give a month, 30 day challenge of being with your spouse and then don't talk to him for the rest of the year. The other 11 months, you're going to give your spouse every day, some kind of quality, some kind of some kind of something from you. You have to put in time every single day. And if you do the same thing over and over and over, if you take them to on the same date every weekend, the same movie theater every weekend, eventually it's not gonna be a CZ effective as when you first started dating. So look at it that way. In your ways of your job or your business, your life, your relationships. You don't do the same thing over and over and over to every week because eventually starts having less effect, less impact on you and you don't grow as much. So experience is overrated now the right kind of experience experience of changing it up, having a realty, true mission statement that you're following in life, having something that you're doing that is different than other people changing it up, not doing the same thing day in and day out. That is not experience, that is, you probably stop getting experience after a couple of years, and then you just really just live in the motion after that. So I just want to give you guys. Main point. You don't need hundreds of hours. You don't need thousands of hours to have a successful business. To become a millionaire, become a building. You don't need thousands of hours and something you just need to pour and Maur effort. If you lack the experience pouring more effort and change it up, don't be afraid to do something different. Learn something new, and here's your action sets for this episode for today. Identify your experience and what you lack in order to take your business or yourself and yourself to that next step. That next level. So identify your experience and what you lack in order to take your business and yourself to that next level, right? If you give 100% you don't have to look back. Guys, keep that in mind. Keep going. What, You don't have an experience you can make up for with effort and being relentless. Guys keeping that focus following that course into your successful All right, get out there, be relentless, get some experience and crush it a c tomorrow. Are you feeling entre fied yet? We hope so. For more information and news updates, check us out at www dot entre five dot com for contact Patrick directly on facebook dot com slash Patrick Hughes 9000