1. How do you learn something from each person you meet? Everybody is smarter than you. Learn from strangers.
2. Have you learned to thrive in many environments? Your desk. Your car. Your office. Airplanes. Taxis. Hotels. Learn anytime, anyplace.
3. Are you (honestly) ready to learn? If not, if you’re the kind of person who thinks they have all the answers, your competitors will stomp all over you. Learning takes courage.
4. What’s your daily plan for lifelong learning? Wait. You mean you don’t have one? Yikes. Chronically enhance learning.
5. What am I learning from this suffering? With every catastrophe comes a bundle of lessons. Listen to them. Especially if you’re stuck in the hospital for six days with a tube in your chest and nothing to do other than contemplate the stupid decisions you’ve made in your life. Suffering enables growth.
6. What have you recently UN-learned? Learning is admitting you’ve been wrong this whole time. That you’ve changed your mind on an issue you once so fervently supported. Admit to ignorance.
7. What’s your next learning phase? You should have one of these approximately every six months. Maybe it’s a new skill. Or philosophy. Or daily practice. Whatever. Harvest the learning.
8. Who is the biggest naysayer and what can I learn from that point of view? Embrace these jerks. Appreciate their negative point of views. Thank them. Losers are teachers.
9. How can you double the learning in this experience? Reflect on it. Write about it. Share it with a friend. Teach it to a class. Give a speech on it. Ensure effective learning.
10. What are the obstacles I create that hinder a full engagement with my learning? Find ’em, crush ’em and move on. Obstacles are temporary.
11. How can I use this situation as an opportunity to learn something about myself, and change for the better? ANSWER: Many ways. Be smart. Leverage everything.
12. How can you make sure you remember what you have learned? Write it. Teach it. Speak it. LIVE it. BE it. Preserve your learning.
13. In what areas do you want to receive more learning? Make a list and incorporate that into your new learning plan. Start it today.
14. What did you learn today that someone else could use tomorrow? That someone should be your customer. Immediate application. That’s the key. Integrate previous learnings.
15. How do you learn about your customers? Ever thought about BEING one of your customer’s customers? Wow. What a concept. Live your learning.