Are you so good they can’t ignore you?

Steve MartinSteve Martin: “Born Standing Up”

I decided to post something that inspires me – and today it was Steven Martin, whose book is very insightful, not just on how to become a successful comedian, but how to be successful at anything you do. His advise may sound disappointing at first view, but then again quite inspiring too:

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

There are no tricks and games, but advice on how to be focused on one thing – the one you really enjoy doing and doing and doing – until you become the best – or at least until you stand out from the crowd of others who do the same.

How often did I change my ideas, my job, my approach – but at least I have now found what I am good at and what I really enjoy. Now I know I can drive this deeper and have fun working more at it. My idea of work has always included helping people to fulfil their own true potential. The problem was, that I tried to do that in every area of their lives – and of course you cannot help everyone at everything. My focus now is on all the visual learners, on dyslexia.

Where is yours?


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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