Join us today for an episode about the reason to share what you learn...
Today's episode is focused on what you can learn by sharing with others...
In today’s episode about investing in others through stewarding your talent, I talk with you about why sharing what you learn is so powerful for your learning. I also share why you don’t have to be an expert to share. I also talk about why you probably have things to share that you overlook.
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Episode 1144: Master Learning by Sharing
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining me on episode 1,144 of the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:07] Roger Whitney: Hey, I'm Roger Whitney. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling, having the ability to work for your future as a key, having the ability to work for.
[00:00:27] Having the ability of pause second, having the ability to work for your future is key. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Maderer.
[00:00:44] Scott Maderer: in fact, oftentimes we overlook the very things that are most important to share. I've worked with dozens and dozens of clients over the year who want to launch a business or start something. And oftentimes they have [00:01:00] a skill or a knowledge that they don't even realize they have. That is the very thing that ends up being their business.
[00:01:09] Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true. And the inspired stewardship podcast, we'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.
[00:01:35] In today's episode about investing in others through stewarding your talent. I talk with you about why sharing, what you learn is so powerful for your own learning. Also share why you don't have to be an expert to actually share. And I also talk about why you probably have things to share that you actually overlook.
[00:01:53] You've heard me talk about developing your talent and what are the best ways to do that is through books. But if you're [00:02:00] like most people today, it's hard to find the time to read. And that's why today's podcast is brought to you by audible. Go to inspired stewardship.com/audible to sign up and you can get a 30 day free trial.
[00:02:15] There's over 180,000 titles to choose from. And you can pick one and listen your way to developing your talents via. That's inspired stewardship.com/audible to get your free trial and listen to great books the same way you're listening to this podcast. You may have heard the expression that those that can do and those that can't teach.
[00:02:42] But what I've found over the years is that one of the best ways to really master something, to really learn it is to teach others or share it with others. The truth is that when we share things with others, it begins to integrate it into [00:03:00] our own thinking. And it challenges us to go deeper and to think about it in different ways, because some people learn in different ways.
[00:03:08] And so as we're teaching it to them, sometimes they're not learning it the same way we did. And we have to adapt what we understand and what we know so that we can teach it to someone else. The truth is sharing with others is one of the most powerful ways you can master your own learning. And I think most of us understand that at some way learn something and then share it and teach it to another.
[00:03:40] That's what apprenticeships are. That's what, when you work as a journeyman, that's how that works. I think all of us. I had a session where maybe we were helping a friend with a math problem or something else. And we realized that we come to understand it more, or maybe at work, you've got a process that you understand, and now [00:04:00] you're teaching it to other people at work and you understand it better than you did before.
[00:04:05] But the truth is I think a lot of times we think about it as we've got to master it first, we've got to be a complete expert in something before we can share it. We've got to be the person that understands it backwards and forwards, but in teaching there's this expression and it's a joke and it's not, that is the teacher.
[00:04:24] You simply have to be one chapter ahead of the. The idea is you don't necessarily have to have complete and total mastery begin before you begin to share or teach someone else. Now, obviously the better you understand something, the deeper you can go. But what I've found is that sometimes the person who really understands it backwards and forwards, isn't the best person to teach someone who doesn't understand anything about it.
[00:04:55] Often they're too far advanced they're too far ahead. They've forgotten what [00:05:00] it's like to not understand anything about that topic or that subject. Sometimes if you're just one or two steps ahead of the person, you're actually a better teacher for that person than the person that's completely mastered everything about it.
[00:05:16] So it's not necessarily. The things that you're an expert in that are the only things you can share and teach others as a way of investing in them. In fact, oftentimes we overlook the very things that are most important to share. I've worked with dozens and dozens of clients over the year who want to launch a business or start.
[00:05:41] And oftentimes they have a skill or a knowledge that they don't even realize they have. That is the very thing that ends up being their business. We often fall into things that actually are powerful things to share. And I'm using business as an example, [00:06:00] because I think that's one of the examples that happens for a lot of us.
[00:06:03] We want to be our own boss and have something that we're doing, but we don't think there's anything that we know that's good enough that others would pay us to do. But even if you're just looking at the things that you want to share and teach to others that you understand, I think we don't look broad enough.
[00:06:20] We don't look deep enough. We don't think about all of the little things I worked for years as a teacher. I know things about teaching. I worked with spreadsheets and Excel documents, and I know things about those. Those very things can often be the very things that someone else needs to know. Plus I've worked in understanding motivation and how our brain works and neuro-biological biology and all of these other topics that helps me be a better coach.
[00:06:51] It's not about amassing knowledge though. This isn't about what I know. It's about the fact that learning things [00:07:00] and then turning around and sharing and teaching them with others is a way of cementing. What that's one reason that I do this podcast because coming on here and talking about different things now over a thousand episodes, Allows me to seem at the things I'm thinking and the things I'm learning.
[00:07:19] And it allows me to understand them better and go deeper. Even though I'm only talking about some of these topics for 10 or 15 or eight or 12 minutes, it still means I had to do thinking about it. I had to do research. I had to think about how am I going to formulate this idea and what am I going to share with others?
[00:07:38] What is the most important nugget that I can share today? And you can do the same thing. Thanks for listening.
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