Hello, my friend
Today, I will share with you how I learned a web-design. And maybe the process will inspire you in learning any high-income skill you want.
Why is learning important?
Gone are times when you learned on skill in university and then made a living by practicing the skill over and over again.
Our time rewards fast learners. Flexible learners. Curiosity.
Crypto, Web Design, Email/social media marketing... Those are all subjects you won't learn about at university.
Yet, those are exactly the things that the market demand.
Hope you'll like today's issue.
How to learn a high-income skill
Learning a high-income skill may be very different from learning almost anything else. It's hard, the process is nonlinear, frustrating, and painful.
Those all are also the signs that that process is effective...
Below are the best ways how to maximize that effectiveness.
Where to find time for it? Early mornings or late nights.
...when the rest of the world is silent
Action step: Pick a morning or night and design your day in a way you have time for that.
Consistency is enormously important.
It will be frustrating at times and you will think about quitting...
Quitting is easy. Keepers will win
- Get a paper calendar where you will make cross every day you learn (don't break the chain!)
- Bet with your friend
- Find an accountability partner
3. Have a goal in mind before you even start
- With landing pages, you may want to make $1000 on the side every month.
- With programming, you may want to automate a process in your job.
- With copywriting, you may want to increase the readership on your website.
Why should you define the goal that much early on?
1. You will be much more motivated to learn.
2. You will know what to focus on = you will be able to do an 80/20 analysis on the subject you're about to learn.
Action step: Write down what's your "end goal".
by Call Newport
I love this book. Its main message probably should be something like: Allow distractions, spend time engaging in uninterrupted learning, and try to learn at the edge of your capabilities.
When comes to practical advice, the main points probably would be:
- Plan ahead
- Have a system
- Work in 50 minutes blocks of uninterrupted time
Ok, so when I gave you the main hits, does it mean that you don't have to read the book?
Well, you don't have to, but if you will, you won't regret it.
I gave the WHAT, but the book gives you the WHY.
And that's what truly matters.
This is the time-tracking app I use now, previously I used Toggl (which is good as well).
I'm not an evangelist when comes to tools. I like PomoDone because it's super easy to use and it corresponds with the Newport recommendations.
I use it to work for 53 minutes, then I have 17 minutes break.
This way, you'll be able to work for relatively long periods of time because you get exhausted much more slowly.
Give it a try.