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When was the last time you had no idea what you were doing? Okay. I’ll go first. How does that sound?
A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to learn Spanish in preparation for a trip I was taking to Mexico. I know French, I thought how hard could it be? So I did what any self-respecting member of the 21st century would do it to become fluent in a language. I downloaded a Flashcard app on my iPhone.
Okay. Flash forward a few months. My two girlfriends and I had just arrived in Cancun. We leave the airport, we get in the cab. And I decide I’m going to make some small talk with the cab driver. So I confidently state: [Mexican language] Some of you know where this is going now. Okay.
And the look on the cab driver’s face made it instantly clear that I had not just said I’m excited to go to the hotel because I’m tired. What I’d actually said was I am sexually excited to go to the hotel because I just got married.
So needless to say I thought exposed and embarrassed. But what about you? Maybe you are struggling to run your business, fighting to master a skill you need to do your job, or just trying to lower your golf handicap. Have you been meaning to get a mentor or take a class or in my case find a Spanish tutor but you never really got around to it.