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If I have Seen Further It Is By Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

How To Cut Your Learning Curve And Get Results


Time is the most precious commodity we have, you've heard the cliche saying.

If you want to build big biceps, get strong as hell or bring in a passive 6 figure revenue stream you've got to find and apply what works.
There's countless exercises, rep ranges, volume pyramids and rest period variations to train your biceps, but there's only a few methods that work well, that'll get you the results you want.

The same applies when it comes to business, affiliate marketing, selling digit content, dropshipping, membership sites, google adsense... there's an endless array of options to build up that revenue stream but you shouldn't need to reinvent the wheel or fall victim to paralysis by analysis.

Whatever your goal is, unless you intend on being the first man on mars (in which case you're racing Elon Musk) someone else has already accomplished it.

Want to win Mr. Olympia? Arnold Schwarzenegger is your man.

Want to start a blog that gives you the freedom to quit your 9-5 and travel the world as you please? Victor Pride has done just that.

Skinnier than a rake and want to build a ripped, lean athletic physique? I've achieved just that.

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Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants

A letter to Robert Hooke, dated 15th of February, 1676 from Sir Isaac Newton contained the quote "If I have Seen Further It Is By Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants".

Newton didn't start from square 1, he was smart - he took over from where others left off. He learnt from both the success and shortcomings of those before him to ensure he wasn't going to repeat the exact same thing, resulting in frustration, wasted resources and most importantly, a waste of time.

The #1 Method To Achieve Great Things

Just like I said, learn from those that've done it.

Don't be so quick to take advice from others, unless they've accomplished what you're after themselves their opinions should hold very little weight.
Now, you're probably thinking

"But SJ, how on earth am I meant to have a conversation with Elon Musk on how to launch a spaceship that'll return safely back to earth or find out how Conor McGregor was able go from social welfare to multi-millionaire in under 3 years?"

You're right, you'll probably never get to meet or talk to these people in person, but that's not a problem - they've written books and they've done interviews. Learn from them, backtrack and see how they got to the position they're in today.

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Here's An Actionable Breakdown....

  • Decide what you want
  • Find out who has achieved that which you want
  • Find content produced by this select group of people, whether they're bankers or bodybuilders
  • Read, consume, take notes. Find out what works and what doesn't work
  • Take action, ensuring you're not wasting time falling for the same mistakes that those who have already reached the echelon of success have

What's Your Take On Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants? Let Me Know In The Comments Below.

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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