Why You Must “Leapfrog” Your Way to Success

Society teaches us to think sequentially.

We are taught that we start at pre-school, then move to kindergarten, work our way up to junior high school and high school. Then we go to college, the military or enter a trade.

The perception is that you can follow the steps laid out for you, and you’ll be taken care of.

If you want to achieve extraordinary results, you can not think this way. Instead, you have to be someone who “leapfrogs” over the steps you’re told you must complete sequentially.

In this video, filmed at the Platinum Mastermind in Curcao, Ed O’Keefe explains why you must “leapfrog” your way to success.


The education system teaches us how to follow step-by-step processes, but it doesn’t teach us how to create something that’s not already there.

The “leapfrog theory” states that the people who get the most extraordinary results in life don’t follow step-by-step processes. They leapfrog their way over the steps and directly to the end result they want.

For example, most people ask others for permission and approval. They feel they need to be “qualified” before they do something ambitious.

They’ll think, “I’m not experienced enough to build a business,” or, “Who am I to write a book?”

They’ll wait for the validation from others before they do things like this. If others feel they are not suited to whatever pursuit they’re hoping to enter into, they won’t do it.

Don’t tell others what you’re going to do, especially if they have no authority to deny you the right to do it. Don’t wait for permission, just go and do it.


Ed O’Keefe once went into the dental market, knowing nothing about dentistry. Most people would think they have no place going into a market they know nothing about. Shouldn’t they go through dental school first?

But Ed leapfrogged over that. He started selling dental products and learned the basics of dentistry as he went along.

No, he wasn’t a qualified dentist, but that didn’t preclude him from success in that market. He didn’t know a lot, but he knew more than just about everyone else in the market.

There’s a saying that goes, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” You don’t need to be an expert in the product you’re selling in. As long as you know more than the people buying from you, you can provide value and get paid for it.

You can access more beginner business strategies like this one, and learn how to model the “thinking patterns” of the world’s most successful business owners and entrepreneurs, in the MOBE Silver Masterclass. To learn more about the Silver Masterclass, click HERE.