Earlier today, I was talking to a friend of mine about entrepreneur based audios on YouTube. We both have certain people who audios help with our mindsets. The only problem with the audio's that we listen to is that they are limited by the sources. What that basically means in layman's terms is that the information is limited to the knowledge of the person teaching. So because of that we need to constantly gain access to a multitude of teachers. That is how I came up with " We can not only drink from one river."
Think back to when you were a child, think about who your teachers were. I'm not talking about our kinder-garden teacher, I'm talking about the people who raised us. We learned many things from them, both good and bad. Have any of you seen the movie The Water Boy? The main character goes to school because of a football scholarship, but he does bad at first in his classes because he had only one teacher throughout his life (his mother). During the course of the movie, he has many individuals to learn from and evolved as a character. If he would have only lived by his mother's teaching then he would have not gone to college, been able to play football and he wouldn't have been able to get married at the end of the film. He learned that in order to survive he would have to learn from many teachers.
This post actually ties into my vlog the other day about having an empty cup. We have to keep our minds open to any learning opportunities. In the subject of money I have many teachers, some you know others you have never heard of. I listen to Dave Ramsey any time I take a shower, he talks about getting out of debt and doing safe investments. At the same time I listen to Robert Kiyosaki who recommends using debt to build wealth. Two completely different views on acquiring wealth, but I do not follow the teachings to a tee. Its all about acquiring one or two golden nuggets from each teacher. For those of you who do not know what a golden nugget, it is a wealth of knowledge in a small package. These two financial moguls are not my only teachers, I also learn from Tony Robbins, Warren Buffet, Jack Bogle, and many more that range from some of my customers to some of my close friends. You don't need to learn every single thing that each person knows you would close the door on the wealth of knowledge from the other teachers.
In closing I want to ask you each and everyone of you a question. How do you find your favorite book, song, band, movie, food or etc? You try multiple things don't you. You hate some of the items along the journey, like some of the items and totally love other items. Basically you can not knock something until you try it. So I want you to find a couple of experts in one of your favorite subject matters and try to pick up some golden nuggets from them. Let me know in the comments what you learned.