EP150 Why Learn If You Won’t Do

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In this podcast, I talk about the difference between learning something new or having a new opportunity that you don’t act on. Why bother learning if you don’t plan to “do”?

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BOL 150


Episode 150



Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. If it’s your first time here, welcome. Grateful to have you on the show and if you are a – if you’re a returning guest, welcome back. It’s great to have you here.

Listen, if there’s anything you can do to help us out, here it is. It’s just subscribing to the show. It does two things. It helps you to get this podcast on a regular basis to your podcast app, wherever it is that you’re consuming things, wherever it is that you consume your podcast and it also helps to – it helps us with our ranking, so we can reach more people and help more people.

So if you haven’t done so already, go ahead and subscribe to the show. All right. Today, we’re really talking about this concept of learning a skill and then doing the skill. I was reminded of this the other day. I heard a story about Warren Buffett who is a – I guess you all know who Warren Buffett is. But anyway, Warren Buffett was asked what’s the biggest – like what’s the biggest thing, the biggest decision he ever made in his life, the biggest skill he ever got.

He talked about taking a Dale Carnegie course. He said he was petrified, terrified of public speaking. So he took a Dale Carnegie public speaking course, right? We can all understand that, right? Here’s the catch. Right after he finished the course, he took a job at a college as a professor teaching.

So it’s not enough just to learn the skill. You have to do. You have to walk through and now he said he’s just extremely comfortable. He talks in front of thousands and millions of people. So he learned the skill. But right away, he started doing it. Think about that like in your life. If there’s – a lot of times, we will focus on getting the knowledge. But our life doesn’t change much because we don’t put it to use.

It’s crazy. I have – I work with Beachbody and it’s a network marketing company and here’s the truth about our industry. A lot of people have success and a lot of people don’t. Why is that? You know, why – whether you’re in a network marketing company or you’ve heard about network marketing before or – you’ve probably heard of a lot of people that don’t have success. But it’s crazy because it doesn’t matter what your background is, what you’ve done in the past. Everybody comes in with the same opportunity. No customers and no distributors and everybody gets the same training.

A lot of people go through that training and then they never get the horse out of the gate. They never do anything with it. It’s not enough just to get the knowledge. You have to take action with whatever you’re doing in life. We get information on a diet, but we don’t follow through. We get information on a new workout routine, but we don’t follow through.

Get your information. Get your knowledge. Learn the new skill. But know that it doesn’t mean anything until you do it and do it right away, so it comes into your body and it becomes a part of you.

All right. Learn the skill. Do the skill. Have a beautiful, beautiful day! I will see you on the next episode.


KC: Hey, Keith here, and today I have a free gift for you. Listen this free gift is a list of the 12 most influential books that I’ve ever read. These are the books that have helped me to create the mindset, learn the philosophies, learn the skills to really create this big, beautiful, life that we’re living now.

I read a crazy amount of books, I really do. I’ve probably read thousands of books and these are the top 12 books that – they’re the ones that I go to, they’re the ones that I work with over, and over, and over again. They are highlighted, outlined, dog-eared. And I put this list together for you because I want it to be a shortcut.

I don’t want you to have to – you don’t have to go out and read the thousands and thousands of books. These are the 12 that I highly recommend. I have a detailed review for each book, explaining why I recommend them, why I like them, when I worked with them in my life, what part of my life they helped me to improve.

So I put this together for you, and made it super each for you to get this list. All you have to do is send a text to the number 33444 and then in the body of that text, type in “12books” with no space. So that’s the number “12books”. Again, send the text message to the number, address it to 33444 and then type in “12books” as the message and just send that. And that’ll get you setup to receive those top 12 most influential books that have had the biggest impact on my life.


KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

So yes, it does cost money to run this podcast, we do not charge you anything, we don’t throw in commercials or anything like that, it really is, it’s funded by our business and by our other podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. And for me, I’m just eternally grateful for this opportunity because it’s allowed me to really create the life that I love to live.

It’s given me the opportunity to do what I want, when I want, with who I want, and even deeper than that, it’s allowed me to help others to create the same for themselves. It’s allowed me to help hundreds of other people become part time or full time Beachbody coaches, to leave that corporate 9 to 5 job and create passive income in their lives.

And really there’s nothing like that. It’s cool when you have success, it’s so much more rewarding when you help others. So I mention this or a few reasons, the first reason is, that’s actually the way that I work with people and mentor people. I don’t do anything outside of Beachbody coaching because I know that it’s such a powerful life changing tool.

So if you’re curious about working with me, interested in working one-on-one, interested in creating the type of life that you wanna live, I suggest swinging over there. The other reason is, even if somebody’s just curious, like you’ve heard about Beachbody, you know there’s a lot of Beachbody coaches out there. Maybe some of them you get a little annoyed with.

It really dives into what this business is really about, which is life transformation. So if you’re just curious, swing over there. And then the other piece is, if you’re really considering becoming a Beachbody coach, I highly, highly recommend you listen to that first.

Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

ANNOUNCER: Thank you for listening to the Business of Life Podcast. Apply what you learned today and you’ll be one step closer to creating the life you love to live.



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