Since the moment I discovered that I need to learn a new skill for a new project, I started to look for the best advises and practices.
About the first twenty hours: How to learn anything fast
- Deconstructing a skill into the smallest possible subskills
- Learning enough about each subskill and to be able to self-correct during practice;
- Removing physical, mental, and emotional barriers that get in the way of practice
- Practicing at least twenty hours.
After a first review and further elaborated within the chapters, Kauffman offers more ideas about how to manage these four points.
Deconstructing a skill
- Choose a lovable project
- Focus your energy in one skill
- Define your target performance level
- Deconstruct your skill into sub-skills.
Learning enough about each subskill
- Research about the skill
- Talk with practitioners to set realistic expectations
- Eliminate distractions in your environment.
- Create hooks and checklist
- Make and test predictions.
- Obtain critical tools
- Eliminate barriers to practice
- Set time to practice
- Create fast feedback loop
- Practice by clock
…And that is it, if you follow all these steps you can add a new skills in only 20 hours.
If you want to obtain more information about First Twenty Hours, you can check in http://first20hours.com/, the web for the book or checking this video: