My wife and I were watching an old episode of “Friends” this evening, and it was an episode about Thanksgiving dinner.
In this episode, Rachel was given the task of making dessert for the dinner.
Now if you’ve never watched Friends before, you should know that Rachel’s character on the show is a horrible cook.
Monica, who is an awesome cook, is making the Thanksgiving dinner and she decided to let Rachel make the dessert.
Now, what ends up happening is that Rachel decides to make a Trifle for dessert and she decides to use a recipe she finds in some magazine.
Well, it turns out that somehow two pages in the magazine get stuck together and Rachel doesn’t realize it, so she ends up following the first half of the Trifle recipe correctly, but when she flips the page to see the rest of the recipe she is actually seeing the second recipe for Shepard’s pie!
So basically she has this dessert that has cake and fruit on the bottom layers and then meat and potatoes and peas on the top later, topped by bananas and whip-cream.
The dessert ends up tasting horrible and nobody eats it except for Joey. 🙂
Anyway, watching this episode of Friends made me think about how so many people out there so often refuse to follow a proven recipe for making money as bloggers or making money online in general.
Instead they try to combine a few parts of one recipe they learn from one person teaching one system, with a few parts of another recipe from another person teaching another system, along with other parts from other systems and then when this mish-mash of recipes produces no results, they blame all the different people they were following at the same time.
Heck I know I’ve been guilty of this in the past.
Instead of following a PROVEN system / recipe from someone who knows what they’re doing and who has proven to be able to produce results I’ve sometimes tried to cherry-pick certain parts from certain systems and processes and tried to combine them into my own “thing”.
Unfortunately, that rarely works.
That is why I’ve been REALLY putting a lot of focus on being coachable, teachable and learning to PAY ATTENTION and to follow people’s recipes VERBATIM instead of trying to improvise at every step.
There is no need to re-invent the wheel or to try to combine multiple strategies from multiple systems into some kind of amalgamation of systems.
Just get in, plug in to the training, follow the system / proven recipe, and you WILL start to produce results.
There’s no need to re-invent the wheel.