I’m one of the weird people of the world (freak if you like) who just loves learning. No matter what, no matter where, I want to learn new things.
For me, it’s not just about the subject, it’s about learning something new. Of course, if it can help my business, that’s great, however learning weird and freaky things is just as much fun for me. (I often kill at Trivia because I’m a packrat of knowledge – just don’t expect me to answer any sports questions – though I can thoroughly surprise my friends because I can answer sometimes – weird huh?)
What I do find really fascinating is figuring out how does learning work for you.
This is a great meme that was shared on Facebook recently where the question asked resulted in a different answer then expected.
If you read it the way the teacher thought it should be answered, the answer is wrong, but if you look at if the way the child did – he should get an A for getting it all right. Each word has each letter put in the right alphabetical order.
So how does Learning work for You?
Chris Brogan wrote a great post about learning.
He found that some attendees to one of his webinars paid more attention to the wrapper, then the candy bar – the look of the webinar, rather then the content. I happen to agree with Chris that I learn more from non official moments and I’m more about the candy bar.
“I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever […]” http://chrisbrogan.com/ive-come-learn-learning/
My coaches have taught me so much about my industry. However, the most valuable learning I get from them doesn’t come from the formal side of it, instead sitting down and talking after the ‘official’ lesson is where I learn the most. That learning is what makes me keep on learning (weird – I am happy to admit to it).
So how does learning work for you?
Are you a freak like me who loves it? Do you need it to be very formal and linear? Are you dragged screaming into any learning, hoping you never have to do it again?
Let me know, I really want to learn how you feel about this.
Like Chris Brogan, I learn every day, and I never want to stop.