Have you ever looked at someone doing something amazing and thought: “I wish I could do that”? As it turns out, the skill you always dreamed of mastering is absolutely something you can do. You just need to learn.
Of course, that’s easier said than done. A can-do attitude alone won’t be enough for you to miraculously learn to speak Spanish or play jazz flute. For many of us, learning new skills can be a difficult and laborious task, which is why so many good intentions and ambitious projects fall apart. Perhaps you didn’t invest enough time into learning, or maybe you went about learning the wrong way.
Dedication is a vital factor in the acquisition of new skills, but working smart is just as important as working hard. In the past, you probably used time to quantify the depth of your learning on a specific subject, in fact, many of the world’s leading educational institutions still do, but is this really the most efficient method?
By learning techniques that allow you to acquire new skills faster, you give yourself the toolkit to achieve more than you ever thought you could, faster than you ever believed could be possible. Let’s find out more.
Can I really learn anything?
According to Danny Forest, yes you can.
Danny has made learning new skills a way of life, and he is in many ways the living proof of his own theory. His personal mantra “three new skills a month, every month” has helped him to reach a huge range of personal and professional milestones. Not only has the self-styled “21st Century Polymath” become a successful writer, software engineer, photographer, game designer, and e-commerce expert, he’s also turned his hand to drawing, juggling, and salsa dancing.
One of his favorite tools for organizing his intensive personal development processes is — you guessed it — MindMeister. In fact, Danny is such an avid user of the tool that he recently shared his tips for increasing self-awareness on our blog, featuring the hugely effective Map of Life, and has used MindMeister to create a repository of maps that summarize some of the best articles on personal, career, and skill development available on Medium.
You too can learn how to use mind mapping to unleash your learning potential, with help from Danny’s SkillUp Academy: an online learning resource dedicated to learning itself.
What’s the course all about?
In his online course, 10 Important Skills to Learn in 10 Days to Fast-track Your Learning of Any Skill, you’ll be guided step by step through a series of vital learning techniques, which can then be applied to the learning of almost any discipline.
Naturally, discovering how to get the most out of your mind maps is a fundamental part of the syllabus. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Danny to give away three FREE course subscriptions on Twitter.
I’m in. How do I enter?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced mind mapper or if you’re planning on using MindMeister for the first time. What we want to know is: what’s next? We want to hear about your experiences with MindMeister and the skills you want to learn next.
- Open up Twitter and tweet us @MindMeister.
- Tell us why you love MindMeister, or if you haven’t used it yet, tell us which skill you want to learn and why you want to learn it.
- Look out for our weekly prize draws until the end of the month to see if you’re a winner.
The giveaway runs until July 31, 2020 — you’re free to tweet your response until that date. While you’re on Twitter, why not follow us to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest ideas for creativity and productivity from the experts here at Meister, including regular updates from our Focus blog?