There are so many reasons why we want to be teachable in any business:
- There are others who have had the same experience as us.
- It forms connections with others.
- It allows us a chance to grow professionally.
- We don't have all the answers.
- If we aren't working on personal development, then nothing in our business will flourish.
In Episode 4, I talk about the importance of trusting yourself in this business, but also in why we want to make sure to listen when others speak to us.
Without being teachable, we will not grow.
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
― Meister Eckhart
"I will only work with teachable people. People can be taught skills, but an unteachable person can be taught nothing."
― Dani Johnson
I'll tell you a story: when I went to Silver Retreat in 2016, I was not currently at the rank of Silver. I had been ranked at Executive for the past 9 months. I had only attained the rank of Silver for 3 months in 2015. So I took the opportunity to learn. I soaked it all in. And Tim and I were lucky enough to spend almost the entire retreat with my Diamond Niccole Perez and her husband. It was an intense trip, but one that allowed me to really reflect in what had been happening to my business over the last year. And although I didn't necessarily agree with everything and every idea that we talked about, I listened. And I asked questions. When I got home, I implemented.
I ranked back up to Silver the next month, and I never looked back as I have been steadily increasing towards Gold.
From that experience, I have taken every opportunity to learn from those around me. At the events that I attend, I make sure to talk to as many people as I can. And not just talking and saying "hi," but actually talking and learning from them. Actively listening.
That is where this whole podcast started. I have loved the lessons and ideas that I have learned from listening and being teachable from others. And I wanted those lessons to be heard from everyone. So now we have the One Breath at a Thyme Podcast. The interviews are the center of the podcast. I can't wait for you to hear what we have coming up!
Are you interested in being one of our leaders that I interview or have someone you want me to talk to? Send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to talking to you!