Learning A New Skill

Learning a new skill can be one of the most satisfying things you can do to grow. Learning a new skill is not just a financialy smart decision, but it is also good for your mental health. When you learn new skills, you feel more powerful. New neural connection are formed in your brain when you learn something new. The best way to change your life is to change your mind. And learning new skills is the best way to change your mind, literally. 

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5 Ways to Learn New Skills Effectively

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1.Sign Up For A Cohort-Based Online Course

Many online courses nowadays are cohort-based, and cohort-based online courses usually have a community around them. Being part of a community can impact your learning journey in very subtle ways that are not obvious.

If you are part of a learning community where you see other students have similar goals such as yours and if you see that they are making progress with their professional journey, you are highly likely to grow along with them. You will have a positive pressure to achieve results.

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2. Sign Up For A Mastermind Program

After the completion of the online course, you can think about becoming part of a mastermind community where the learning journey continues beyond the course duration. A mastermind community is usually led by a mentor, and you will have the best of the best students as part of the community. 

Mastermind community memberships usually come at a premium, but it is worth the premium because the ideas that you get from the community for your career and business will be well worth the price. 

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3. Star Blogging About What You've Learned

To make sure that you do not forget what you learn, take notes and write about what you have learned in your blog. Writing organizes your thought process and it is one of the best ways to remember. 

If you write in a public blog, you can also build your brand at the same time and may even start having some subscribers who want to copy your notes. A lot of degital mentors have built their following because they started taking their notes in public. 

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4. Implement Your Learning

You also have to make sure that you implement what you learn. Implementation is very important because when you implement your learnings and get results, you are going to have validated learning. Validating what you have learned will make sure that the concepts you are trying to learn will go from information to understanding. 

Once you understand something new, you will feel powerful and your perspective will expand. Once your perspective has expanded to new horizons, you will never be able to get back to your original state of thinking.

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5. Become A Digital Mentor And Teach

Start teaching what you have learned to your followers. If you are already blogging and vlogging about what you know, you will have an audience. Create a smaller mastermind group where you are the mentor and help your students. This will mostly happen online. You are effectively becoming a digital mentor for your students. Teaching is the one of the best ways to learn, because it forces you to simplify the concepts you already have in your mind.

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