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The Myth of the “10,000 Hour Rule”

Learning a new skill can be difficult, frustrating, and sometimes even painful… We all know that.

But it doesn't have to be.

You've probably heard that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something… What does that really mean? Well, we know it doesn’t mean you need 10,000 hours to become good at your new skill.

Listen now to hear us discuss the 20 hour rule showing that you can learn just about anything to a passable level in 20 hours!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why the 10,000 hour rule doesn’t apply to you
  • How to learn a new skill quickly
  • Why you shouldn’t focus on becoming a specialist (yet)
  • How to break down a skill to learn the fundamentals
  • Where to find the right resources to learn your next skill
  • How to eliminate distractions and focus on learning
  • Why learning too much is bad
  • How to break down your goals into bite-sized pieces to avoid overwhelm
  • How you can become the greatest ____ in the world
  • Why tracking your progress is important to staying motivated and

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