031 - how to gain more knowledge, money and experiences in life...


I’ve had many different coaches in my time, through sport, life, and business - and there’s always been one commonality between all of them…

They all had a phrase that revolved around doing the small things well

It’s the 1%er’s that win the games…
Dropped catches lose matches…
You are what you repeatedly do…
Success is nothing but the repetition of small tasks, day after day…
How you do one thing is how you do everything…
It’s the little things that matter the most…

And now that I’ve experienced more of life, I’ve begun to see how true all of these were – and I’ve discovered that there’s a name to it – The Law of Accumulation…

This law goes on to state that everything great & worthwhile in life is an accumulation of hundreds of thousands of tiny efforts and sacrifices that nobody ever see’s or appreciates

It’s what you do when the lights are off and everyone has gone home…

Everything grand in life accumulates over time. Be it the biggest & tallest oak tree in the forest, growing inch by inch, day after day by ensuring it accumulates enough water and sunlight to feed its growth

Be it the water in a lake, steadily building up day after day, each new drop being an addition to what it will become

It’s like a snowball, starting from next to nothing, and growing as it adds millions upon millions of snowflakes as it gains momentum downhill

And in life, there are three areas where you can accumulate things that are worth accumulating. The first is knowledge, and it accumulates from all of the tiny bits of information you take in over time. Knowledge is valuable, and accumulating a vast amount of knowledge on a specific basis is what will make you an expert in your field and standout from all the rest

So you should be careful what you surround yourself with, as every bit of information will add to your bank of knowledge… feed yourself only good thoughts and great bits of useable information

One of the best things I’ve ever done in my life was turning my car & my training time into a library... ever since 2014 I’ve listened to nothing but podcasts or audiobooks whilst driving my car (unless I have others with me). I would spend close to 3 hours driving & training most days a week, and this allowed me to absorb a ton of great information from podcasts and audiobooks where generally I’d only be taking in music (Note: can you do this on the way to school and training?)

The second is money, and the third is experiences. But the fact is, everything counts – and what might matter most is how you spend your time – whether you’re being simply busy, efficient, or you’re being effective (see Note # on page “x”)


Actionable Tips/Questions:

  1. Begin right now by building your knowledge base:
    1. First, identify what are you want to increase your knowledge in… is it physics, speed training, a growth mindset, how the brain works, biology
    2. Now, identify five people or businesses that you can look up to and learn from?
    3. What books, articles or podcasts have these people/businesses produced that you can absorb and learn from?
    4. Begin absorbing them, writing down what you learn and taking action on the tips/steps they give you
  2. Begin building your experience base:
    1. Is there anyone in your local area (or online) who you can ask to gain experience under? Reach out to them and see if you can add value to their lives and work for free…
    2. If someone says yes, there are three keys you should focus on: start earlier, work harder, & stay later than they ask – the experience you gather is invaluable and will accumulate over time
Nick Maier