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Learn on the Fly


by Ryan Biddulph

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10 years ago I almost panicked and demanded a refund for my domain and hosting.

I was an unemployed pier guard with dreams. Someone told me to blog if I wanted to make money online. So I did.

But 2 days into my online career, I panicked. How could I ever blog full time? I was just an unemployed security guard. Who was I to believe I could succeed?

My wife talked me off of the ledge. She advised me to learn on the fly. I trusted her.

10 years later, I wait for my next post to be published on Positively Positive. I am a contributor with icons like Mark Cuban and Seth Godin in this exclusive community.

How did I become a pro blogger despite having zero entrepreneurial bones in my body? I learned on the fly.

Learn on the Fly Now

Learn what you can now about your dream gig. Absorb some knowledge. Put knowledge into action. Sometimes, you flub up. Other times, you succeed. Never get caught up in outcomes. Learn. Focus on the process. Tweak, test and experiment along the way.

Billionaires Learn on the Fly

Almost all billionaires learn on the fly. The great Steve Jobs trusted his gut over popular opinion, failed terribly, succeeded wildly and always learned on the fly. He had a vision of the future but also learned from his many mistakes.

Mark Zuckerberg continues to learn on the fly. He never envisioned 2/7ths of humanity signing up for his website. He rendered immense service in connecting the world but learns more about ethical issues arising from such connections every single day.

Never Ever Wait on the Sidelines

Most people wait on the sidelines. These folks either watch life pass them by or try to learn and prepare for every possible scenario while successful people sprint by these worryworts.

I experiment, really. I write, publish, learn and move on. I never, ever wait on the sidelines after learning a new idea. Putting ideas into action quickly has helped me go from laid off security guard to island hopping pro blogger.

Could I ever have landed a contributor gig besides billionaires like Mark Cuban, marketing legends like Seth Godin and self help celebrities like Jack Canfield and Marie Forleo by trying to learn all I needed to know, planning the feat and waiting on the sidelines for the opportunity to find me? No way. I spent 20,000 hours blogging. I experimented. I failed. I succeeded. I learned.

Life Is a Big Experiment

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better,” ~ Emerson

Life is one big experiment. Genuinely, you cannot get it wrong. All you can do is experiment, learn and change course or proceed on your path, based on your experiences, your feedback and your lessons learned.

Seize the moment. Move toward your dreams. Buy a course. Hire a coach. Learn a tidbit then put the knowledge into action. Be comfortable with taking action from a calm, trusting, generous energy.

About the Author 

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph helps you learn how to blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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