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How I Learn New Skills for Personal Growth

Publish Date 28 Jun 2022 Bryce UrestiBryce Uresti

Learning new skills can be quite the task especially when there's already so much going on to achieve new things around you. Learning something new from the ground up can always be timid or hard but that's just a part of learning something new to you and starting from the bottom. Having focus and enjoyment in what you're learning to do is the biggest part in gaining new information and skills to succeed. As an employee of Erdos Miller, focus on growth and being unstoppable are some of our core values for our company. This is how I choose to accelerate forward to make improvements and be unstoppable.

The Foundation is Important 

The hardest part of learning something new is always the beginning. It's crucial to find interest in what it is you are trying to achieve or learn. This is where people tend to veer off or find distractions when this is the most crucial part because this is the beginning setting the foundation. Ways to prevent this is finding things that interest you that you would like to learn that way you keep focus on the new skill or subject. But while maintaining that focus make sure
not to get burned out at the beginning while retaining all this new information. Make sure to take to slow with no more than an hour of learning a day with a busy schedule. Once the foundation is set the jump to further on is always a scary thing with failure or not achieving a goal set at the beginning.

Don't Worry About Failing

Fear of failure is a big factor in quitting. When learning a new skill they're always hiccups and failures leading into it, it's a part of learning. Being unstoppable and continuing forward is one of the key factors to achieve success. Failure is just a small part of succeeding and learning new things. Keeping focus on the site of the end goal of succeeding in a skill will help get through those rough patches. Keeping focused is one of the major factors of learning.

Find the Best Way to Focus

Finding focus to learn a new skill can be somewhat challenging from many other distractions and other daily activities. Make sure to set yourself up to be able to concentrate at the task at hand and retain important information. Ways you can do this include tracking your progress as you are learning the new skill. One method to use is called the Pomodoro Technique. This method involves  a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it. Using this method, you break your workday into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks. These intervals are referred to as pomodoros.  Even try new learning styles outside of your comfort zone to keep things interesting and exciting.



How Erdos Miller Encourages Growth for their Employees

At Erdos Miller, we've recently implemented a concept for each employee called "Company-Wide Focus Time." We give everyone on our team 20% of their week as uninterrupted time to innovate, take on pet projects, or work on their personal development. Our belief is we should be improving every day and our company focus time helps enable us to accomplish that goal. 




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