32 Comments

  1. Emi
    December 7, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    HI Barrie,

    Love this article
    “Strive to be the best you can be. It doesn’t matter what your field of expertise”
    And I am 100% with you, you have to be dedicated and never give up no matter what.
    thank you for sharing!

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  2. Joy Healey
    December 7, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    I am working on doing this – although my tendency is to spread myself too thinly, trying to learn too many things. My challenge and goal for 2016 is to focus better.

    Very inspirational post, thanks.

    Joy

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 8, 2015 @ 8:10 am

      It is a good idea to focus closely on one thing. I have had the tendency to try to “spread myself too thin” too, but not so much now.

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  3. Sonal Talwar
    December 13, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    Hi Barrie

    This is my first visit to your blog. I simply loved the post.

    I totally agree with you that we should be dedicated and never give up. Personally I try to give my 100% in whatever I do.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day!

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 13, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

      Thank you for your input Sonal. I appreciate it.

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  4. Monna Ellithorpe
    December 13, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Wonderful post. i especially like this part: “Strive to be the best you can be. It doesn’t matter what your field of expertise. The best are the best because they didn’t stop trying to improve and, even at the lowest point on the way, they didn’t give up. Success is full of failure. The main thing to remember is that failure is feedback.”

    Striving to be better than the day before is moving away from your comfort zone and you will start seeing changes.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 19, 2015 @ 2:04 pm

      And thank you for your input too Monna. 😀

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  5. Chery Schmidt
    December 16, 2015 @ 4:00 am

    Hello barrie, Awesome advice my friend! Oh yeh if you want to become successful at anything you have to be the best you can be! loved this post.
    great share my friend
    Happy holidays!
    Chery :))

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 19, 2015 @ 2:03 pm

      Thanks Chery. Happy Holidays to you too 😀

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  6. Jan Shaw
    December 17, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

    Great post barrie! striving to be the best actually helps me focus and when we focus on what we want, we will get it. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sue Bride
    December 17, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

    taking massive action is the key isn’t it? You can keep searching for knowledge, after you’ve already spent a lot of time learning. I’m guilty of this myself. there has to be a point when you put that knowledge to good effect. I have more or less stopped spreading myself too thin which was a big problem in the past.

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 19, 2015 @ 1:59 pm

      With all the info and “noise” aroung these days Sue, it is all TOO easy to do too much. Concentrating on one thing and becoming the expert and “go to” person is very important.

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  8. Joan Harrington
    December 19, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

    Hi Barrie 🙂

    Absolutely if you want to be the best you must be dedicated and take lots and lots of action!!! Thanks for the awesome value 🙂

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  9. Kathryn Maclean
    December 19, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

    I had no idea that Sir Richard Branson was dyslexic.
    Oh my Steven Spielberg too? That is real determination!
    when you consider how hugely successful they are.
    My husband and to some extent my son deal with dyslexia.
    They have just developed their own way to deal with it.
    All these people have learned from failure as you say -it
    is feedback. Thanks, great post.

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  10. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    December 19, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

    Hi Barry ,
    Good advice,we always better do our best, never stop
    lerning and always remember nothing works over night
    it needs persistence and focus.
    Thank you
    Erika

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 20, 2015 @ 10:26 am

      Yes, Erika, everything takes time and effort. 😀

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  11. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    December 20, 2015 @ 4:32 am

    Barry,

    I have learned that I have to continue to strive to be the best, learn what I can from the people I admire, and then keep providing value for others. along the way I find opportunities and new ways to succeed.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

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    • Barrie Evans
      December 20, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

      I believe that is how Einstein would do thing too Erica 😀

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  12. Donna Merrill
    December 20, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    “don’t expect things to happen over night” is the best advice of all. When teaching others, this is the one thing that needs to be said over and over again. nothing happens overnight and I do believe that with this in our mindset, we will achieve the patience and persistence for whatever goal we set out to do.

    -Donna

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  13. David Merrill 101
    December 20, 2015 @ 11:10 pm

    Success is, as you say barrie, full of failure.

    That’s what really separates those who “make it” from those who don’t. whether you have dyslexia or not, there is always something that you can blame for your inability to deal with failure, or worse yet, the mere possibility of failure.

    the most successful people are those who failed fast, failed big and failed early on. they are the ones who allowed themselves to fail, and kept moving beyond that point without regard to the results of the effort they committed to.

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  14. Mary Sloane
    December 21, 2015 @ 12:58 am

    Merry Christmas Barrie

    It was sort of a shock to me when i realized that I not only needed to do stuff online but i needed to master what I was doing… It has really changed my sperpective and the cool thng its that it helped me to stop buying so many shiny objects.

    My goal is to master shopify and a couple of affiliate membership sites amd not be so scattered

    To the Top in 2016

    Mary

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  15. Naman Kumar
    January 9, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

    Great POST, never give up is a best policy.
    happy to be on your blog.
    i think there is some problem with commentluv.

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 9, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

      Thanks Naman. I’ll check out the comment luv too.

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  16. Kathryn Maclean
    January 24, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    Great article Barrie
    I liked “don”t expect things to change over night.” It’s like anything else in life, you try and your fail and you learn from it. all the successful people in the world have failed so much more than most.
    Never quit!

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 25, 2016 @ 10:05 pm

      I always say that success is built on failure. After all, you don’t get everything right, but success comes from learning and adjusting as we move along.

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