Monday, March 06, 2006

You learn more as a cub reporter

What do you want to learn?

Who do you want to meet?

Who knows what you want to learn? Offer to buy that person breakfast or lunch to pick their brain.

Most will be flattered and agree to meet with you. In most cases the first meeting will lead to another and another. Not only might you learn success secrets – you might gain a powerful friend or mentor.

What is the worst thing that can happen? They might say no. Or they might not answer you. So go on to the next person.

Everything you need to know – someone else knows.

When you meet with an expert – ask innocent questions and listen. Don’t try to impress them by your accomplishments or dreams. They might be impressed by your interest. They will be most impressed by your ability to listen.

A cub reporter asks questions – then listens.

George Torok

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