People ask me all the time if there’s one thing that’s changed my life the most, what is it?
No question it’s the ability to learn quickly…new skills whether they be for life, hobby, or career… Life long learning is quite literally what has created anything I would consider a classic “success” in my life. SO… In today’s episode of #cjRAW I break down my own learning process into 3 clear, easily repeatable steps. And then I go DEEP into each one of these steps…how to overcome some potential pitfalls, and how to stay on track.
- Getting Started – Use your curiosity about a topic to dig in & explore. More importantly get out and start doing. Doing something is better than nothing. It can spark new ideas, inspirations, and motivations that can help propel you forward.
- Mentors – Find relevant mentors through your community, people you follow or who inspire you, or via a scaled model where you can learn online…like www.CreativeLive.com
- Practice – This is core to getting better at anything. Rinse, wash, repeat. BUT it matters HOW you practice and with whom (details in the vid…).
Again, hope you enjoy the video where I break down all of the above steps into subcategories of their own, and then piece it all back together in a system for you. This is LITERALLY how I’ve learned to do almost anything in my life…from photography, to learning to take care of myself, my personal health, learning how to speak French, to learning how to direct moving pictures. It’s all in this little system.
REMINDER: If you’ve ever wanted me to review your work, here’s a chance. For an upcoming episode of #cjRAW, I’m reviewing your photos! Submit a link to (1) photo in the comments below or wherever you see this video by EOD 9/22 and I’ll pick some for review. (BTW I chat about it in just a little more detail here in today’s episode.) This is now closed for submission. Thanks for all the zillions of submissions! My crew and I are busy sorting out which of the submitted images I will review in an upcoming episode.
Links from the Episode
CreativeLive: http://creativelive.com ⟶ Award winning online education. Check it out for education on Photography, Design, Audio, Crafts and Money/Life classes.
The world’s largest photo education week is happening right now. FREE to watch live, only pay for it if you want to own it…(and not gonna lie – it’s an amazing steal of a price. 30 lesson from top instructors for $199). It’s called Photo Week and it’s happening right NOW.
Music “You Can Have It” by Fresh Espresso: https://www.facebook.com/FreshEspresso
Getting Started [0:44]
Have your photo reviewed by me! Drop me a link [11:41]
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
Malcom Gladwell, Outliers / (re: 10,000 hours to skill mastery)
Ira Glass, The Creative Gap