GAINcast Episode 239: On learning

Becoming the best is about getting the most out of yourself as a coach and as a person. It’s about learning. On this week’s GAINcast we explore the nuances of learning and some overlooked methods to learn and improve.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:15 – Continuous learning: “Learning is a life story. What keeps me learning is that you are always trying to get better. Learning is how you look for an edge.”
  • 3:15 – Why coaches stop learning.
  • 4:15 – How do you learn?
  • 5:30 – Lessons from Formula 1.
  • 7:00 – Finding your learning path: “There isn’t a right way to learn. The most important part is the intent and the search.”
  • 8:15 – Developing a filter. “I won’t go to a movie until I hear 5 very different people say that it is very good. If they all say I have to see it, then I see it. The same thing with learning. Find a filter for the tsunami of information.”
  • 11:00 – Interactive learning.
  • 13:00 – The value of watching training sessions.
  • 16:30 – What do you look at in sessions? “I don’t meet up with coaches for coffee anymore. I try to meet them at their training, or invite them to mine. Watching training is a much better conversation starter.”
  • 19:30 – How do you challenge yourself to keep learning? “If I want to do something, I want to do it better and be the best I can possibly be. The way to do that is to keep learning.”
  • 21:30 – Learning via GAIN.
  • 23:45 – Reflection: “What did I learn today? If I didn’t learn anything, chances are I didn’t go there with the right mindset into practice.”

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Further reading

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