You DON’T need credentials, you need RESULTS!
My head about split about this week. I received an email from someone who competed in the 2011 USA Memory Championship. He said that he was approached to coach someone and he told them he couldn’t because he didn’t score high enough in the tournament. In other words, he wasn’t qualified! AHHHHHHH!!!! My head almost split open!!
Then he followed it up with, ‘But I reluctantly accpeted their request and I have been coaching them and they are very happy with the results!’ YESS!!!!!!!
We live in a society that says credentials are what people want to hire you. B.S.!!!!! They want RESULTS!
Before I ever won the USA Memory Championship I had given probably 1000 talks on memory (maybe more). I had spoken on stages in front of 4,000 and 5,000 and even 8,000 people (on more than just those 3 occasions). I had taught MULTIPLE memory seminars in Belgium, Canada, The Bahamas, Australia, Bangkok, Singapore and Malaysia….all before I EVER won the tournament.
When the History Channel asked me to be on Superhumans and during filming I told them I was the USA Memory Champ….THEY DIDN’T even know!! But what they did know is that for 20 years I have been delivering RESULTS!!!
If you can help someone improve at something and deliver proven results that is what they want. Credintials are more for you ‘I love me’ wall (and sure we all have one.
So regardless who you are and what you are waiting for….get out there and get busy….stop waiting for the credentials!!!
Over and out,