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My number 1 lesson is to not compare myself to other people. It's basic but true. I think the world is so often set up to pit people against each other "if someones doing this at a certain age then I should be doing this". It forces us to make bad decisions. At school, at university, on grad schemes we're graded and compared to our peers but I've forced myself to let go of that mentality.
There's always someone who will be younger, prettier, smarter, more successful than me, so why allow that negative energy into my life?
I make decisions based on what I want to do, live life to the beat of my own little (weird) drum and fundamentally am happier for it. When you're pushing yourself to try new things you're opening yourself up to a lot of rejection, criticism, people knocking you back. You can listen of course, but fundamentally there's nothing wrong with living life on your own terms. If we start to think about the world as winners, losers, better or worse, we start to feel unsatisfied with what we have and lose our sense of community. Life's tough enough, why add more things to worry about to it?
Over the past 25 years, Adam Banning has been a highly successful Salesman, Sales Manager and Sales Trainer. After breaking all of the sales records at one of the largest companies in the nutritional supplement industry, he began training other members of his sales team about the art of asking "Power Questions". Many of those who embraced his trainings went on to become top sales reps as well. Adam is also a popular lecturer in the field of Functional Medicine, author of two books on human potential, and a radio show host in Los Angeles.