Document Your Learning And Teach Others
I recently gave you a blogging challenge if you thought you can’t write or blog. It was just to publish one post. Many of use suffer from fear, a huge cause of procrastination. The other cause if plain laziness.
So just starting with one small blog post, with sharing your doubts and fear about the quality of your writings can be just what you need to get started.
That’s what I did in my fear document.
Which made me think about documenting more. You can document everything.
Business related, this is going to give you so much content and experience that will translate to value for others.
You’ll be able to advise your audience so they take advantage of your success and avoid the pitfalls and other traps along their way.
Now this is not another post about documenting whatever you do to get insights. Getting insights means that you “learn”. So I thought…
What if the subject of your documentation process was LEARNING.
Learning something new. Aquiring a new skill.
Then wouldn’t you be able to teach others that same skill?
In a previous post about … I mentioned successful people morning habits in the Getting people to take action post, that you can set up for yourself as morning power routines.
How people get up early and sequence some various tasks to get focused, energized and ready to get more productive.
This concept has been made popular by Hal Elrod in his book Miracle Morning. (By the way there are now many child books derived from the original work, Miracle Morning for Network Marketers, Salespersons, Real Estate agents, Parents…)
I’m just going to give you the elements that can compose your morning routine.
Those are called SAVERS which stand for Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercises, Reading, Scribe
Again, you have to sequence those in the order that suits you best. They have to flow well in your schedule, so you may adjust along the way. This routine can be as long as needed.
So why I’m talking about morning routines again, wasn’t it a post about documenting?
It is, and about learning too.
Which is why learning a new skill can be part of this routine. You can see there is reading and scribing.
Develop Your Creative Side
Reading is a very famous way to learn (you can add videos to that too, as long as it’s part of your learning).
As for writing, it’s encouraged to write or journal your thoughts. But you can very well write your progress.
Also, scribing means having some sort of expression. And another way to stimulate your creative brain is to, well… engage in creative skills.
You may want to start to learn some business related skills (there are tons of books) or study personal development (and there are so many too), or you can start to learn or RElearn things you did as a kid.
Such as drawing!
What? Yeah, I know, it may not sound intuitive, and it’s actually just an example.
However you may also have come across this concept too: finding an activity you enjoyed doing when you were a kid or younger, but then stopped doing it because life happens.
The point is to learn something, or get better at it. And maybe even master it.
So if you start reading business books, in say “selling techniques”, how many techniques will you know at within a month? or within a day?
And if you start learning drawing from a book and also follow tutorials on Youtube, how good will you be at drawing in a near future?
Learn, Write Down, Plan and Shoot
Here’s the other secret then: it’s also about execution. What a scoop, I know!
So once you learn and document, the actual insights that pop up along the way will become new tasks to execute on.
Again, you need to find something you enjoy and want to learn. It has to make sense for you.
So here’s what I wanted to share in one sentence:
Your morning routine is another way to learn new skills AND implement documenting, so you can help others.
Which here is really going to engage creativity, cognitive processes, execution and all those good stuff.
Now a set of routinely executed tasks are going to become habits. And you’ll know more than so many other.
You will have a set of goto resources and create your own. Like a swipe file of skills that you can pass to others.
Indeed, you could create a whole website around everything you learnt, and now get others insights from their feedback.
What do you think of this post? And are you going to implement a morning routine, or maybe you already have one? Also, what new skill (or old one) you would like to learn, get better and master?
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