4 Unconventional Ways to learn new Skills Fast

Mastering new skills can be a confusing and time consuming process so this week we look at some alternative approaches

If you are looking to make money online you often require knowledge of a few new techniques or processes. As well as picking the right resources to educate yourself (Course Reviews) it also helps if you have a proven methodology to learn new skills fast…

Trying to rush through courses without gaining a deep understanding is not going to help you learn faster in the long run. While some may attempt speed reading or trying to study 16 hours straight there are more optimal ways to develop skills in a short time frame. So without further ado here are our alternative techniques for learning new things so you can start making money online.

  1. Establish exactly what you want to learn

The best place to start is to give consideration to exactly what you need in order to make your new venture successful and set clear goals. For example taking a course on digital marketing is not the best use of your time if you don’t have a clear business idea yet.

Your main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand

Thomas Carlyle

Focus on what you and your business need right now and then identify the skills required to get you there. Remember learning is only half the battle, until you apply the knowledge consistently any new skills may atrophy over time putting you right back where you started.

  1. Never just follow the crowd

Secondly avoid focusing on topics that are currently popular especially if they are not relevant or do not add value to your ideas. Having an awareness of current trends and then taking your business in a different direction is often the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition.


Two roads diverged in a wood,

and I– I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
Start learning different skills and give yourself a competitive advantage that everyone else misses out on by replicating others. Setting your service apart gives you a better chance of becoming successful.

  1. Find a mentor that has overcome obstacles

As well as books or online courses you can also learn faster by getting someone else to mentor you. After all who is better to learn from than someone that has achieved your goals. However even in this space it can benefit you to look for someone different to everyone else. If someone has become successful even with a number of constraints or in difficult circumstances they have often been forced to become more efficient in ways that other more privileged individuals have not.

“The path of least resistance is a terrible teacher.”

 Ryan Holiday

Alternatively those that started a company while working full time or raising a large family have to have more efficient learning techniques as they had more restrictions on their time.

  1. Look for those who have improved fast

Avoid focusing on trying to learn solely from just those who have made the most money or are currently the most successful in your particular niche. Often you can also pick up a great deal from those who have improved the most in a short space of time. Someone who went from 9-5 to 10K a month in six months may have certain insights or more refined processes that others are not aware of.

If you are acquainted with the principal, what do you care for a myriad of instances and applications?

Henry David Thoreau

Those who improve fast may have discovered the principles behind success and by understanding the principle it becomes easier to replicate your success. An understanding of the fundamentals enables you to understand how to achieve success regardless of the industry you work in.

Remember there is no approach to learning new skills that works for everyone so these are just a starting point.  If you have any other ideas for alternative learning techniques why not add a comment below.

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