` Knowl­edge is pow­er­less if you aren’t will­ing to take ac­tion on that knowl­edge.

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achieve­ment, es­pe­cially when I put this knowl­edge into prac­tice, and here is the key point – to put into prac­tice.

I was for­tu­nate enough to con­duct a sem­i­nar in Bourke a fort­night ago with the Bourke Re­gional Coun­cil on be­half of the NSW Gov­ern­ment. It was a great night and the event mar­keter and man­ager, Mick Mcdow­ell, had done a fan­tas­tic job in cre­at­ing aware­ness and hype for the night and then the way it ran. Ev­ery­one en­joyed the pre­sen­ta­tion and evening and re­marked how ben­e­fi­cial it was.

I got out to Bourke the night be­fore and went and caught up with a good mate of mine who’s a plumber out there. We were hav­ing a yarn about the work­shop and what we would cover and what he could ex­pect, and he said some­thing very pro­found to me. “There’s a lot of things I know I should be do­ing or know what to do, but I just don’t get around to it or find time to do it, even though I know I should.”

It’s like a pro­fes­sional ath­lete who is given a gym pro­gram or nu­tri­tional pro­gram and knows how much it will ben­e­fit them, and knows ex­actly what needs to be done, but doesn’t do it. Thank­fully this wasn’t a com­mon oc­cur­rence in my sport­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, but it def­i­nitely did hap­pen.

This is such a com­mon oc­cur­rence for not only busi­ness own­ers, but peo­ple in gen­eral. Knowl­edge is pow­er­less if you aren’t will­ing to take ac­tion on that knowl­edge.

I left a some­what de­tailed handout for those who at­tended the work­shop in Bourke, to en­sure that they knew ex­actly what they needed to take ac­tion on, but I know there would be many out there who would still not have filled in the handout, or taken the ac­tions out­lined on them.

This is not an iso­lated event, I think it’d be fair to say that EV­ERY per­son out there knows there are things they should be do­ing in their busi­ness or their life yet have failed to take ac­tion on those things.

I held an­other sem­i­nar in Dubbo last week, cov­er­ing what needed to be done to sys­temise a busi­ness and em­power a team within a busi­ness through giv­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity and del­e­gat­ing. I’d be in­ter­ested to see how many peo­ple at that sem­i­nar have im­ple­mented those steps into their busi­ness.

A few came to the re­al­i­sa­tion that they would need more of a spur on in or­der to take ac­tion and com­mit­ted to my next quar­terly plan­ning club, where the big fo­cus is re­view­ing and plan­ning the past quar­ter and the year, and plan­ning for the next quar­ter and 2019 – but again the real fruits of their labour will come from their im­ple­men­ta­tion and tak­ing ac­tion on their goals.

This next ses­sion is one I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to as I’ve man­aged to get Jus­tine Richards, who is the owner of Gold Rhino 2018 win­ner Re­gand Park, to do a Q&A on the im­por­tance of cul­ture in a busi­ness and the role it plays in achiev­ing busi­ness suc­cess.

I’m sure it’ll be a great week in Syd­ney, but it’s suc­cess will not be mea­sured on the fol­low­ing Sun­day – it will be mea­sured at the end of 2018, in 2019, and for many years to come, to see how much Ac­tion I have taken on this new­found knowl­edge, of which there will be plenty!

Much like when I was a pro­fes­sional rugby player and had been given feed­back on how to im­prove my game, or what needed to be done to get back into the team, I will be get­ting to work on im­prov­ing and get­ting bet­ter. z Beau Robin­son is an Ac­tion Coach Busi­ness Coach and for­mer Su­per Rugby Cham­pion and Wal­laby. beau­robin­son@ac­tion­coach.com

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