To Learn Faster, You Need to Quit Learning so Much…

There's something magical about dance. When I was a kid, I could spend hours in front of the TV watching world-class dancers effortlessly glide over the dance floor with smile on their face and pride in their eyes. That's how I want to feel! I decided to learn to dance and was counting the hours until the first lesson.

The lesson started - and it wasn't easy or freeing at all. 

When we watch experts do something with ease, we often don't even realize how hard that skill actually is until we try. In fact, pros found it just as hard at the beginning as we did - the difference is that they sticked to mastering that one skill for months, years or even decades. They focused on a single skill and got the result.

The tricky part in being an entrepreneur is that there are way more than just one skill that you have to be really good at if you want to succeed. But how do you build these skills fast, without getting overwhelmed by all these areas you want to master? 

In this week's episode, we're revealing the two things that can help you make better progress. 


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Episode Transcript​​​​

In This Episode, You'll Discover...

  • How a simple man with no formal education in business managed to build a blooming startup
  • What world-class dancers and successful entrepreneurs have in common
  • Why it's so hard to commit to getting excellent​​​​ at one thing
  • Why you won't make fast progress if you play it safe
  • Why being selective about what to focus on is so important

Do You Dare to Risk?

What's your experience with testing and experimenting? We'd love to hear how you can apply focus and experimentation on your own business. Join the conversation below this post! 

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About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast calls or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

  • Harry says:

    I’m very happy that you are back Shane, with a new podcast. Thanks!

  • Karen McCamy says:

    Shane, you are my inspiration! Over & over!

    This podcast resonates with me because I’ve always been had the “it has to be perfect [because this is my one chance]” mindset!

    I have listened to your “Perfection” podcast, & I guess — in theory — I knew what “perfectionist” issues I had, but until I heard this podcast about “experimentation mindset” I still was trying to be “too perfect!” […and allowing myself to be distracted by other “bright, shiny objects — yep! Listened to that one too!]LoL!

    Something about the “experimentation mindset” approach really clicked! I immediately started thinking more freely about content (I’m still trying to write that 1st piece of “epic” content for my website! Only for several **months** now! Embarrassing to acknowledge that! ) But this mindset triggered all sorts of different experimental approaches I can try with just my 4-5 “epic” or cornerstone articles!

    And…I’m sure I’ll be freed up to find all sorts of other ways to “experiment” especially when it comes to promoting and marketing my content!

    Huge fan of all things thrive…as I have written before, but little did I know when finding Thrive I would also get access to your continuing business wisdom!

    Thanks you so much!

    • Thank you for your comment, Karen!

      It seems that you have many of the same problems that I struggled with as well and it’s great to see that my content about these topics resonates with you so much. :)

      Have fun with your new experimental approach!

  • Nolan says:

    fantastic podcast, thank you Shane

  • Anthony Lawton says:

    Agree Shane – I am working like a dog and have been for years! I am making progress. This last week (spooky timing) I have made massive progress following this logic – doing a lot of market research in my niche has given me the focus as I now have a much better strategy – then it all fits and you can focus – best Anthony (ps always experimenting :) )

    • Thanks for your comment, Anthony! It’s interesting to see that you came to the same conclusion through your own experience. And I’m glad to know that it made a real difference for you as well. :)

  • Love so much this episode that I’m listening to it for the second time! The concept of focus that you outlined reminds me of when I started my “Beginners MMA class.” Of course, it was cool to do a bit of everything, but we all knew in the class that if we had to fight with for instance someone that was focusing only on BJJ, he would have smashed us :-)

    • That’s an interesting analogy. :)

      Definitely true, though. The specialist has an advantage for quite along time, while the allrounder is trying to catch up.

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