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I love learning. I spend a lot of time reading up on the latest business and marketing strategies. Things like blogging, social media, product on demand, and freelancing all interest me. Sometimes you can spend too much time-consuming information which does no good if you are implementing a strategy and getting to work. Here are some tips on how to scale your learning.
Learning is essential and there are constant updates to the trends in creative business. Instead of trying to learn everything right off the bat, try to consume your information wisely. In the beginning, keep a Google Doc with a list of the skills that you already have and the ones you still need to learn. Keep this handy and keep in mind your business goals. Try to focus only on what you need to learn, and don’t get lost in a Pinterest hole.
Pick a select amount of people to learn from. If you read 10 blogs every day you are going to get conflicting information and too many different opinions. Try to focus on three people and learn directly from them, through posts, videos, podcasts, and maybe invest in a course.
Set at a timeline. Consider devoting a week to learning what you need to know (depending on the subject). When that week comes to an end, try implementing what you have learned and use some trial and error. Consumption has no point if you never take action on the knowledge you are gaining.
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By the time you feel you have learned what you need to know, you should be spending only about 20% of your time researching and 80% of your time doing. Remember every time you implement a strategy you are getting closer to success. You need to avoid overwhelm and fear and just start doing.
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