Mrs. Gansky was my 3rd grade math teacher. She was deaf.
It was so cool how I could mouth the words to any question like, “Can I go to the bathroom” from across the room and she would read my lips! It’s like she had a superpower.
She could speak well enough for us to understand, but it was the obvious slurred-voice of a deaf person. She used her hands to communicate a lot, and was particularly good at it. To the point where you could pick up information through her hands.
It’s like she spoke a universal form of Sign Language even 3rd graders could understand.
SO….how can we steal the secrets of my deaf 3rd grade math teacher to improve our businesses to make more?? (did saying that make me a horrible person)??
Well I think the secret to Mrs. Gansky’s awesome teaching was partly to do with the unusual nature of the communication (the slurred voice and lots of hand gestures) which made class much more interesting. In turn, the students learned faster.
Now a STUPID person would simply say:
“OMG if I just start talking with a slurred voice and using hand gestures I’ll communicate better!!”
But a SMART person would quickly notice the real reason behind her success:
Mrs. Gansky was far more energetic than any other teacher, very helpful, and just in GENERAL an all around great teacher. If she could speak and teach normally she would’ve been just as great of a teacher. The slurred voice and hand gestures were a temporary novelty, but that would quickly wear off if she was a sucky teacher.
That’s like when I get questions like this:
“Hey Neville can you make this page convert better by writing some of that magical Kopy of yours?!?!?”
What I hear them telling me is a moronic statement more like:
“Hey Neville, can you make this shitty one-page offer for a useless product make me money without me having to do any extra work!?!?!”
Very often people have this Magic Bullet Syndrome where they think doing some single Magic Bullet can make their crappy product to bring in bazillions of dollars.
But that doesn’t work.
Anything successful will have a multitude of things going right for it such as:
-the copy on the page.
-the layout of the page.
-the actual thing being promoting.
-the way people got to know about you.
-if people are even in the market for what’s being sold.
Basically, it’s not just ONE magic thing.
I love the concept of learning skills, especially for people who don’t know what they wanna do in life.
……its the way to ensure you can be of value to society and create a living for yourself. I’m no exception.
In the last two months I’ve picked up a few skills:
I bought a full-sized electric piano with weighted keys. This doesn’t necessarily improve me business-wise, but learning ANYTHING new keeps you sharp.
I learned how to use Wishlist Member, a piece of membership software for WordPress.
I learned how to a use a WordPress framework to build a WordPress site instead of just a theme.
Those last two things I learned together. I could’ve paid someone to do these for me….but I was genuinely interested to see how these work. At first I stumbled through by watching videos, reading how-to’s and just monkeying around on the software.
Now two months later I’m an EXPERT. If I need to put together a new course or membership website I can do it in less than 10 minutes.
I’M NOW A MORE VALUABLE PERSON BECAUSE OF THIS SKILL!!!!
So lemme ask you:
What skills are you currently working on to improve your life?? Lemme know in the comments!
Neville Medhora – Horrible piano player
P.S. If you’re NOT working on any of your skills, I’m gonna forcibly make you listen to me practice piano chords ;)