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The 3 Step Formula For Mastering Any Skill



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These days, everyone is trying to become recognized for doing something. Whether it be social media related, starting a business, writing a book, or trying to become fit. They are all trying to find mastery in this thing that they care about.

Now, what does Mastery entail? The dictionary defines ‘mastery’ as “comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment”. This means that one knows everything that there is to know about this thing. Granted, everyone has a different definition for what mastery is, relating to their specific field. But keep in mind that as a rule, mastery comes from understanding this thing that you love and care about from every possible angle and perspective.

If you want to master a specific martial art for example, you have to be willing to not only learn the moves and techniques, but the rules or codes that motivate the fighting style. Also, knowing the history of the martial art as well as studying the experts at the fighting style are also an essential.

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein

So now that you know what mastery means exactly, you can begin to apply this meaning to whatever it is that you care about. I’ve developed a formula to guide you on this journey.

The Formula for Mastering Any Skill is Consistency + Self-Assessment + Action = Mastery.

1. Consistency

Meaning doing this thing that you do on a regular basis. It’s a well known fact that small habits create big results. So whatever you want to master, do it as often as you can. This translates to training every day. Creating a high quality video every week. Meditating every morning. Calling a potential new client and giving a pitch 5 times an hour. Whatever it takes to repeatedly do the thing you want to be the best at. Do it even when you don’t feel like doing it, you’ll thank yourself later.


2. Self-Assessment

Tony Robbins argues that self-assessment is a major key towards success. This also applies to mastery of whatever skill you believe in. Not only do you have to be consistent in what you do, you have to take a step back and look at the quality of what you’re doing. You can make videos all day, every day. But if you’re not doing anything to improve the quality of your content, then your effort means nothing.

Same goes for working out. If you’re lifting weights without checking your form/technique then the time goes to waste. I’m not saying you have to be changing things all the time. I’m suggesting that you try new things, do it for awhile, and if that doesn’t work try something else.

“The bridge between knowledge and skill is practice. The bridge between skill and mastery is time.” – Jim Bouchard

3. Action

This step is arguably the most crucial step to the formula. Self-assessment is nothing without action. If you realize something is wrong, but you don’t do anything to change it, then whats the point? Be willing to take risks to find mastery. Try a new approach to whatever it is you want to be a master at. If everyone is using selfie-sticks to create motivational videos, find a new way to film you talking to a camera. Do something! No matter how crazy or unusual it is. You may be surprised with the results.

The difference between wanting to become a master and actually becoming one is taking action. Remember that moving forward.

Now that you know the formula for mastery, I hope you find a way to apply this information to your own life. What is it that you want to master? What steps have you taken to get there?

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.



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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator



Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.


2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.


3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.


4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.


5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.


6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.


7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.


8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.


9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.


10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.


11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.


12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.


13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.


14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.


15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.


16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.


17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.


18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.


19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.


20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.


By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

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