One of the best ways of learning is through experiencing something ourselves. The problem with that way of learning is it can take a long time and be very painful. Even though my life experiences have led me to being the powerful life coach I am today I still like to learn & grow through other people. Why? It saves me the time of having to learn everything by finding or experiencing it myself.
Recently I made the decision to go back to college to pursue a degree in psychology. My own experiences, healing, and growing have allowed me to learn so much about psychology already but I want to speed up the process. That’s why I am going to learn from other people. We can speed up the process by learning and growing through other people. There is a vast amount of knowledge out there and instead of sifting through it ourselves we can learn from people who already have sifted through that knowledge or had those experiences themselves.
How we can learn & Grow through other people:
1) Work with a coach.
If you can think of something you would like to work on there’s probably a coach out there who can help you.
2) Take a course.
There are courses on a wide variety of subjects. The reason coaches trump courses in my book is you get accountability and a tailored to you experience with coaches while courses are more general information.
I love the variety of speakers and topics that can be covered at a conference or summit. The only set back is many times you are energized afterwards but may not implement what you learn, the follow through can be lacking.
Again a wide variety of topics that you can hear on podcasts/videos. These are generally free but still lack the accountability and tailored to you experience.
5) Online Communities (like Facebook Groups).
Also a generally free resource. There are online communities on almost any topic you can think of. One downfall is you might have to sift through a lot of information that’s not relevant to you before you find what you need.
With the internet information is at our finger tips. So many people are willing to share their expertise with you so you don’t have to go learn it all yourself. There’s everything from how to run Facebook ads to how to improve your health ready for you to discover. If you aren’t sure where to start ask your friends family, or trusted advisors for recommendations.
I always tell my teenage daughter to learn from my mistakes. That is essentially what I am talking about here. You don’t have to go out and make all the mistakes yourself to learn the lessons. You can learn from people who have been there and done that. Like one of my clients said “I could have done all of this on my own but it would have taken me years instead it only took me six months!” That’s what I am talking about when I say to learn & grow from other people..
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