GAINcast Episode 181: Reading, learning, and living

Coaches often aim to get better at various facets of training. One thing we forget: we can also get better at learning. On this week’s GAINcast we share lessons learned on learning, how to improve what you get out of reading, and much more. We also include references to our recent books, articles, and podcasts that can jump start your learning.

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Notes and quotes

  • 2:30 – Rethinking how we read books: “I am consciously trying to read less books, but the ones that I like I read, then reread with underlining and annotations.”
  • 6:30 – Time management: “Forget managing your time, manage your attention. Multitasking doesn’t work.”
  • 8:00 – Reading and journaling tips from Martin.
  • 9:30 – Learning from connections and the intersection of ideas.
  • 13:00 – Good coaching is a creative process. I don’t know many top coaches that are paint by numbers.
  • 16:00 – Learning by watching.
  • 20:00 – Finding the gem coaches.
  • 23:00 – Podcasts and learning and recommendations.
  • 29:00 – social media and the internet
  • 32:30 – Future of internet learning: making connections

To hear more about these topics you can listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: