I was taught this Learning Matrix when I first started selling insuranceChris Leitch
Remember when you first started working on your life skills? Most people don’t because early forms of learning were accomplished through playing outside with friends.
Eventually, society places goals and deadlines on people in the form of tests, contests, and job descriptions and this acts as a motivation to getting specific tasks accomplished.
It's been my experience that natural talent will only keep your interest in a certain area, but to be highly effective in your day-to-day tasks you will need to develop skills. This is done through training and mentoring with a worthy candidate.
I was taught this Learning Matrix when I first started selling insurance, and it inspired me to learn more skills without the fear of coming across as incompetent. Eventually colleagues and co-workers saw me as a center of influence and were asking important questions because I had more specific knowledge than they did. I became their
go to person for many topics, and it made me feel important. This propelled me into a state of constant learning and discovery because I liked the way people wanted to know what I had in my head.
So the next time you feel like you don’t know what you are doing, be thankful you are in the
conscious incompetent stage of your learning.