'The next level'.
You can't open any of the Social Platforms without being exhorted to bring whatever it is you do to the 'next level'.
While it's tiresome to read the same old scripts masquerading as copywrite, there are times when the phrase is apt.
Never more so than in the area of Personal Development.
Recent experience has reiterated the importance of learning basics. Just like the alphabet, or basic chords on a guitar, or basic scales on a piano, or being in contact with people if you expect to do a business, there are fundamental to every skill. Without the fundamentals, the more sophisticated moves, systems, procedures, have no substance.
In any activity.
Which brings us back to the 'next level'.
On a programme about six months ago, in which I was teaching the value of Human Contact and Customer Care to a gym' team, the emphasis was on communication skills. Most of the team had NEVER been taught the basics of communication, the core of Customer Care. The retention rate of members in the premises was very low, which was why the Management had asked me to deliver the programme.
Now, the boys and girls on the team were more than adequately qualified to instruct their charges in safety and procedures. But, as in everything, it isn't so much what you do, as it is how you do it.
The premises had outsourced courses previously, but the delivery either assumed a knowledge of the basics, or wasn't aware of them.
Over the following immediate months of completing the programme, there was a marked increase in Renewals of membership.
The same goes for being Fit, Healthy and Well. The 'next level' is usually reached by a diligent application of the principles that apply at EVERY level, for the accomplished athlete or the complete beginner.
It's not in the 'Magic Bullet', the 'Silver Sword', or the 'Gound breaking Discovery' of the latest Guru on the scene.
It's usually by the painstaking, attentive, intelligent application of personal resources.
That's where we tend to discover, with the benefit of practice and experience, other values and aspects to what we've already learned. We see things that could not have been seen before because we didn't know what they were. We weren't aware of them. And you can't learn what you don't know exists.
But once we understand the potential that is within the realm of possibility, then our horizons broaden, our minds open and we can truly, take ourselves and our lives, to the next level.
Keep it simple.
Do it well.
Have a Great Day and Do Well...