Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why evaluating where you are in learn, do, teach is valuable...

In this episode I talk to you about building a legacy by learning, doing, and teaching...

In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I talk to you about the powerful phrase: Learn, Do, Teach.  I share how to recognize the power of this to make a lasting legacy, but only if you are willing to put in the time and effort. I also talk about how we need to evaluate where we are in this phrase with things we want to grow in.

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SNS 124: Saturday Night Special - Learn Do Teach

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode 124

[00:00:06] Bas Lebesque: I'm Bas Lebesque and 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 overcome your limiting beliefs is key.

[00:00:24] And one way to inspire to do that is to listen to this. The inspired to, or chip podcast with Scott Maderer.

[00:00:33] Scott Maderer: The lessons that we can take from this as you've really got to recognize to make a big difference, you've got to endure and work hard over a long period of time. You've got to find the things that you're willing to do over and over with consistency, even when the impact feels like it's not. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the [00:01:00] inspired stewardship podcast.

[00:01:02] 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 calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that. Can impact the

[00:01:23] in tonight Saturday night, special. I talked to you about the powerful phrase, learn, do teach. I share how to recognize the power of this to make a lasting legacy, but only if you're willing to put in time and. I also talk about how we need to evaluate where we are in this phrase, with the things that we want to grow in.

[00:01:49] Now, one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity. Getting not just more [00:02:00] things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really. I've got a course called productivity for your passion. That's designed to help you do this and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity, not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things done.

[00:02:24] What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personal. Because the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type.

[00:02:42] But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that in productivity for your passion. Check it out over@inspiredstewardship.com slash [00:03:00] launch learn. Do. Teach that was something that was said on Monday's episode, in the interview with Rob, when he was talking about how that's a powerful thing, that's a key to success.

[00:03:17] And it got me thinking about that idea of learn, do teach. And so I started doing some poking around in some research. I came across an article that I found rather interesting about something that this writer referred to as the legacy trend or the legacy chart, and to think about it. This is the setup, but it made me realize that this idea that I've talked about before, about how we put in effort and effort and see no results.

[00:03:49] And then oftentimes there's a turning point where things begin to take off that this is actually part of this learn, do [00:04:00] teach mentality. Because the truth is you see that idea, you see it on Twitter, you see it in other places about how there is powerful effort and powerful benefit, and first learning something, then practicing it or doing it or acting on it and eventually growing to the level where you can and do.

[00:04:23] Others about this. It plays out on a micro scale in terms of learning skills and abilities, but it also plays out in some ways on a lifelong or macro scale about growing from a child to a young adult, to a more mature adult who may teach others or teach children of their own. So there's this cycle that plays out both on a small level and on a.

[00:04:50] Level that's encapsulated by this idea of learn, do teach there's even a mathematical. [00:05:00] Part of this. And that's the story that this article told, and he actually used the idea of converting people to a worldview like Christianity or another message that you wanted to put out that makes a change.

[00:05:15] In Christianity, we talk about the idea of the great commission, where we are told to learn about it. Develop our own spiritual development and disciplines, do them practice them and then show and teach others as the idea of evangelizing others. And so the thought process was this, and I invite you to play along with this thought, what happens if there was a new idea and one person had.

[00:05:48] And the first thing they do is convince someone else or bring someone else on board with that idea. And so now there are two people that believe it. So we've doubled the number. We went from [00:06:00] one to two. And then if each of those two people go out and each convert a person or bring a person over to this idea.

[00:06:10] So you've gone from two now to four. So then if you double again, you go from four to eight and then eight to 16. And and if you started that today in the real world today, and you did that doubling, how long would it take? Assuming it worked every single time before the entire world, all of the people in the entire world believed that idea.

[00:06:38] And the answer is roughly 30 to 40 years at somewhere around 35, 36 years, depending on what numbers you feed into the formula, which is mindful. The Arthur talked about how this blew his mind when someone pointed it out to him and it blows mine as well. That with all of the people on the planet, if you started at [00:07:00] zero, had one and then two and continue doubling it's that power of compounding that we constantly talk about.

[00:07:08] It's the power of consistent. Of doing something over and over again with focused effort and targeted ideas that leads incrementally to small change, but results over time into massive change. That is what he talks about as the legacy trend. And he actually shows a chart in the article of doing this doubling and putting the math in and plotting that curve.

[00:07:40] On a graph. And the interesting thing is if you look at it, it is nearly flat for the first 20 to 25 years on the scale of this graph, before it begins to take an upturn. And in the years, 25 to 35 is where all [00:08:00] of the increase really happens. It's this massive increase looking at it. The first 10 years of that.

[00:08:08] There's almost no change. It's barely a blip. And then from a, from years, 10 to 20 in the next 10 years, you still, you begin to see growth. But overall in the bigger picture, that growth is relatively small and it's not until year 30 and 31 and 32 and 33 and 34 and 35 that you see massive change.

[00:08:35] Realizing that massive change takes time and it takes consistency and it takes patience and it takes belief that what you're doing today, even though it has little to no effect is going to add up over time. Thinking about this podcast and putting the podcast out the first two years I did it, the amount of downloads I got was [00:09:00] significantly smaller than now in year three.

[00:09:04] The growth was not linear. It's always up into the right, but it's not this nice, steady straight line. Instead it goes up and down. And this is where learn, do teach, comes in to really make that change. You've got to do all three of these. You got to learn something, do something, and then actually teach it to others or impact others.

[00:09:27] In my words, that's how I talk about it. Think about this. That means the real truth is if you want to make a difference, you have to think about where you are with what you're doing today. Where are you at? Are you in the learn phase? Are you at the phase where you need to move to doing? And remember we talked to earlier this week about how you can spend way too long in the learning phase.

[00:09:54] Or have you now been doing it long enough and with enough growth that you need to [00:10:00] begin to teach others. And I will tell you the truth is we can stay too long in that doing phase as well, and never put something out that teaches others again on my bucket list for a long time has been writing a book and I'm just now getting around to it now.

[00:10:17] When you evaluate where you are in that curve, my guess is you're probably earlier in it than you really want. The lessons that we can take from this is you've really got to recognize to make a big difference. You've got to endure and work hard over a long period of time. You've got to find the things that you're willing to do over and over with consistency, even when the impact feels like it's not there.

[00:10:48] And to do that. You've got to look at it as a bigger thing. You've got to pursue a legacy, something that you're leaving behind that impacts the world. Not just look at the [00:11:00] outcomes or else you'll quit way too soon. Thanks for listening.

[00:11:06] Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast. As a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listened, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you enjoy this episode please do us a favor. Go over to inspired stewardship.com/itunes rate.

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