Learning in front of others

Part of my ongoing journey of getting even better at stuff has involved, more recently, admitting to myself that I don’t know everything and I’m doing something about it. What!! You mean Philip you’re actually applying your learning! Well, trying to.

Back to the point. So Martha lent me this ace book by Austin Kleon called ‘Show your Work’ and I’m only just into the first few pages and I’m loving it.

He talks about a notion of learning in front of others. I love this idea. It’s part of what we’ve been doing for a bit at my coworking space with various groups, especially the Working Out Loud group that we ran.

Sharing our story and sharing our learning and then actually doing the future learning in front of others and sharing what goes well and what doesn’t is vulnerable stuff but one that is very liberating and inspiring, it allows others to help.

Receiving help is something I’m shit at, as I think it shows that I’m weak, more of bullshit gender conditioning that we all suffer.

It’s actually the complete opposite, it’s brave to ask for help.

So be prepared I’m doing all my learning in front of others going forward and I’ll need your help.

Learning out loud.

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