It’s Not About Your IQ It's Your I CAN


From the Amplified Minds' Circle of Knowledge podcast episode #2-Blue Fishing, Steve Sims, Matt Fritzsche, Brian Hubbard, and Jon Kovach Jr talk about your will to take action through your I CAN mentality. Brian introduces the art of making things happen with a statement from the book, "it's not about your IQ, it's your I CAN."

It’s Not About Your IQ, It's Your I CAN

Far too many people fear that they cannot achieve certain goals because they lack the knowledge, resources, background, and skills necessary. Steve Sims, author of the book, “Blue Fishing,” and the Amplified Minds’ team believe that if you have the will to do anything and take massive action towards those goals, you can and will attain them.

The Circle of Knowledge Podcast is brought to you by amplified minds helping entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and dreamers take their business ideas and goals to the next level. This podcast features best-selling industry resources and the professional panel discussion by the core team at Amplified Minds. Now here are their discussions. (Matt) Hey everyone, this is Matt Fritsche with the Circle of Knowledge. We're glad to have you. Joining me is Jon Kovach, Jr. and Brian Hubbard. Today I'm going to be your host and because I'm going to be your host, I'm going to give you a quick fact about me. I'm secretly in love with a couple of 90s girl bands. I love Evanescence and I love the cranberries. (Jon) Wow. That dates us. That's awesome. (Brian) If you guys don't know those bands, you should check them out because it's what we grew up with. And I secretly knew that Matt was gonna say that at least one of them. I didn't know about the cranberries one. (Matt) We just made some money for sharing those bands. So guys, today, Brian is going to be contributing to our Circle of Knowledge by sharing something he came across while reading the book, Blue Fishing, by Steve Sims. (Brian) Yeah, so this book, Blue Fishing, is all about the art of making things happen. And if you guys have heard from me, you know that this is a huge thing that I believe in, which is making things happen. And anyway, the point that I want to talk about today is simply that it's not about your IQ–it's about your I CAN. It's not about your IQ–it's about your I can. I think that's a very big thing that we talk about a lot in our offices. Within this podcast, what does that mean to you guys? What in the world does it mean that it's not about your IQ–it's about your I can? (Matt) I would dare say that we run into too many people who think that it takes a perfect amount of knowledge in order to accomplish something, especially when it comes to success. All those people out there, whether they go to college or don't go to college or however they get their source of education–know that it's more important to start somewhere than to have to know every single detail about your business or your business plan. Just start. Commit first and figure it out later. There's another Grant Cardone reference. Yes. Boy, we must listen to him. Jon, what do you think? (Jon) Well, what I love about this concept is that the three of us each have individual stories of our upbringings and of how we are here at this moment. What we're doing because of what we've experienced in our lives– most of it has to tracks back to none of us being smartest people in the room. It's that we had the will to win. We all did something in order to make us a little bit different than everyone else. And I think that's really cool because it isn't about how smart you are. It doesn't matter how many resources you have. In fact, I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in communications. However, I give myself credit as a student and Bachelor's degree recipient and continuing student of Google University, because (I wish Google would pay me to say that) I know how to Google. I know how to research. I know how to look things up. I know how to make things work for me off-the-cuff as fast as I can get them because that's what helps me be a lifelong learner. That's the concept we should continue to look at. But it doesn't matter how smart I am. It just matters how much will I have in myself and the game to go and win. (Matt) So I have a question. I feel like we're gonna get some people who still would take a look at this and say, "does that really apply to me, though?" I feel like I do need to know more than I currently do in order to do x,y, and z. What kind of message can we tell our audience who feels like they have to know everything before they ever mentioned to venture into, let's say, starting a business? (Brian) I have a perfect one for that. And actually, I was just telling you guys about this just literally right before this podcast, and it's a little story about stocks and bonds. I was just out to dinner with a very, very well-known person who knows so much about stocks.