Many people "know" but how many apply what they "know"? Knowledge is simply knowledge. Applied knowledge is power! It's the difference between textbook and field application. You can read all you want about the science of swinging a golf club but until you apply it on the fairway, it's just something you know, not something you can do... not yet anyway. Enjoy.
Knowledge is key, but applied knowledge is powerful. Knowledge is one thing, right, but without an application, it's just knowledge. You need to go out there and you need to apply it. Apply what works for you, throw out the rest, and go out there and find more knowledge and start creating that foundation that can build your business.
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Guys, real quick, today I want to talk about knowledge and how knowledge is key, but applied knowledge is powerful. So knowledge is one thing, right, but without an application, it's just knowledge. You need to go out there and you need to apply it. If you have a business, and this can be for business, this can be for your everyday life, you want to get into health, you know, go out there and gain some knowledge on health. You want to get into, you know, starting your own business, go out there and do that as well. But you need to apply it. You need to find out if it's gonna work for you because just because it's knowledge doesn't mean it's gonna work for everyone.
Go ahead and google something. Like, let's say you want to do Google Ads, right, so you google, this thing's powerful. You go out there, you google Facebook Ads, and you read an article on Facebook Ads, doesn't mean that that article is specifically tailored to what you sell, right. So you need to apply it and see if it works, but it's a foundation where you can just apply more knowledge to that foundation and build something off of that. But you have to go out there and you have to apply it, guys. Faith without works is dead. Knowledge without application is nothing. It really isn't. You got to go out there and you gonna apply that knowledge.
Steve Jobs said this, he said, "When you grow up, you're gonna realize that the world is run by people no more smarter than you," and that is so true. I've seen it. I see with my own eyes. We talk to certain people about certain things and we look at what they tell us, and then we apply it to what we do here at Bravo Concealment. We sell gun holsters, and it just doesn't simply add up. It doesn't work. Why? Because they're giving us knowledge that is basically just something that works in general, but we're not an "in general" type of business, right? We have a certain niche. We have a certain product at a certain price. We have a certain lead time. We have so many different things that they're used to just, you know, handing over knowledge that is basically something that will work in general.
So you have to take that, apply what works for you, throw out the rest, and go out there and find more knowledge and start creating that foundation that can build your business. Just because it's knowledge doesn't mean that it's gonna work for you. It's super important, guys, that you guys understand that. Don't go out there and believe the first guy that says something about something. You gonna go out there, you gonna look into it, and you have to apply it and see if it works for you, okay? And a lot of people make that mistake where, "Look, man, I took a 10-hour course on this." That's great, apply it, see if it works for you.
You know, and hopefully in that 10-hour course, or 5-hour, or 2-hour course, or whatever it was, that they'll tell you that, "Hey, listen, guys, this isn't for everybody. This can just be for certain things." But even that, you have to apply it and see if it works. Guys, don't be afraid to bounce off the walls. Don't be afraid to try something. Be a mad scientist. I heard this somewhere, "Be a mad scientist." Go out there, form your own concoction, see if it works, and if it does, keep using it. But that's all knowledge put into practice. Without that, you're never gonna know if it's gonna work.
That's why I keep saying, guys, I'm okay with failure because what happens is that if you fall, you learn. You have to learn. You can't fall and fall and fall and fall and fall, and keep falling. Look, Einstein said it best, he said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, trying to get a different result." Don't be insane about it. You learn from your mistakes and you move on, so that next time if you see something on the road, a hurdle or something, you know what it is to expect and you brace for it, or you do something else and you go around that hurdle because now you expect it because you've been there before, right?
But all that is gained through applied knowledge. It's not gained through sitting there and reading a book. You can read the best baseball book, football book, basketball book that was ever written, but until you get on the court or on the field you're never going to be able to apply that and see how good you really are. And those obviously are two totally different things, right. You have to go out there. You have to put it into action, guys. You have to. Faith without works is dead, simple as that. People want healing because they break their pinkies. It's, like, go to the doctor and get it... There's got to be an action.
Guys, go out there, find the knowledge. Get as much as you can, but you need to apply it, guys. Don't be afraid to apply it. Don't be afraid to fail. Don't worry about the naysayers. Don't worry about those guys. Those guys that tell you, "Ah, ah, you failed," those guys will never try anything in their life, and them telling you that just makes them feel better. That's the only reason they say that. They just want to feel better about themselves and say, "You see, at least I don't fail."
And look, this isn't a license for you to go out there and fail because I think Abraham Lincoln said, "I learn from everyone, even the things that I shouldn't do." And Charlie Munger said it as well. Charlie Munger is Warren Buffet's business partner. And so Charlie Munger said, "Learn from mistakes, but they don't all have to be yours," right. And that's also applied knowledge. You learn from other people's mistake. You gain knowledge from that, and then you apply it, and you understand, and you know that it will work for you, that whatever they did wrong, it will happen to you as well. So that's applied knowledge as well. You see somebody fail and you think, "If I do the same thing I'm gonna fail as well."
It's all applied knowledge, guys. It's all applied knowledge. And so, guys, take the knowledge, it's out there, take it for you, use it and whatever doesn't work, cut it out. We've seen so many people that come to us and they have a degree or they have the title that says, "I'm so and so," and this is the way Bravo needs to do things.
And we look at it and we're, like, "No," because we tried that a year ago and it didn't work for us. You have to bounce off the walls. You have to be a mad scientist. While other people are following the safe way, where, "Aw, this is just in general." It's like school. School is generalized for the whole population, but those that struggle in school, it's not for them. It really isn't. School is made for a one-model, a one-type of society that most of society learns this way, and so that's what we're gonna base it on. And so the 20%, the 30%, they're kinda left out.
Somebody can give you knowledge, but you got to try to see if it works for you. You have to see if it works for you. Again, just because it's knowledge doesn't mean that it's going to work for you 100%. It almost never does, guys. And I'm telling you, just because somebody knocks on your door or picks up the phone and calls you, or sends you an email with a certain title on there doesn't make 'em a professional in what you do. They may be great at what they do, but it's not going to work for you. And you need to understand that, and you need to try it to see if it will work for you at a small level, right. You don't wanna go all in, and if it doesn't work, then you move on, and you do something else. But at least you learn what not to do.
So you can even learn from those people. You can learn from people that give you knowledge, that say, "No, this is the way to do it." And you look at it, you study it, you apply it, a little bit, and it's, like, "No, it's not going to work for us," and you move on. The things that I tell you may not work for you. They may not work for you. This is just me talking and I'm just telling you what I've gone through in life. And if it worked for you, great, apply it. See if it works, if it doesn't, move on.
Everyone's different. Every business is different. Every life is different. Every family is different in certain areas. You can't paint with a broad brush. You just can't, guys. Go out there, apply it, try it. Thank you so much for listening, guys. Means the world to me. You guys are killing it. Thank you so much. Go, follow us on Facebook and on Instagram, and on Bravo Concealment on Snapchat and Twitter, BravoHolsters.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.