You’ve always wanted to learn new things very fast. You probably watched “limitless” and wished you had that pill and used it to learn anything faster.
Well, it is possible.
No, the pill doesn’t exist (even though we would love it) but you can still have the ability to learn anything you want.
Even though it can be more challenging than it seems.
What stops you from learning anything
Learning anything new means you have to suck at something, and you have to keep sucking at it until you get better.
But nowadays, people get very impatient very easily and prefer “instant gratification” to what we call “delayed gratification”
You probably got that random motivation at 1 am to learn a skill you always wanted to learn, and the very next day you keep scrolling your TikTok feed or binge-watch YouTube or Netflix all day long.
You’re not alone. In fact, I did experience this more than you could imagine.
But I managed to change my habits and implement actions that made me happier and more productive. But most importantly, I had the discipline to keep learning until I’m satisfied with my progress.
A step-by-step guide to learning anything
Here’s a step-by-step guide. You can follow it to master copywriting, traffic management, content development, and other vital marketing skills. This will help you learn anything.
When you search on Google for a new skill you want to learn, always start with: “[name of the skill] 101” it gives you the basic pieces of information to learn and gives you an overall feel about the topic.
Then, Look up the experts in the field, their names, what they do, etc. (for example, if you want to learn copywriting, you would have to know the best copywriters in the world and make a list of their names, where to find their work, etc…)
Analyze their work
Ask yourself different questions: what makes their work so good? How do they practice their skills? How many hours do they spend working on their craft? And most importantly, their habits and exercises they do every day, their routine.
Find the answers to all these questions, continuously.
Apply it to your work
Use their work as a reference for your own, but not in a toxic way. You should be conscious that while your work won’t be as good as the master’s, you will learn everything they do that makes their work so amazing and that you don’t implement it in your own work.
Analyze, do, analyze, do, until you get better at your own craft and be happy with your progress.
Set easy & doable goals
Fixing easy goals helps you feel more confident and motivated to keep moving forward on your path to success. For instance, if you’re a complete beginner, you shouldn’t set the goal of writing the best converting sales copy; instead, choose a simple goal like writing a good headline for an imaginary company, or simply handwriting the best sales copies (more on that later in another blog post 😉 stay tuned). Just simple exercises to get the hang of it.
Even if it sounds silly at first, an achievable goal is better than an impossible goal.