Learning Plan Instructions (10 min)


From the time we are born, we are immersed in a systematic learning environment.  The first learning system is biological, written into our DNA.  These are the basic urges and instincts that lead to walking, talking and bodily functions.  This segment is generally overseen by our parents who are tasked with keeping us out of harm’s way while nature takes its course.  Then from about 5-18 years old, we are instructed through institutional learning programs designed to provide us basic skills for becoming a responsible adult.  Finally, we may continue through a voluntary period of specialized learning such as apprenticeship, university, or technical college.

The commonality among all these programs is that the goals, techniques, materials, and outcomes are generally determined by someone else.  You may have to make a general directional choice, but the hard work of creating the lesson plans has been done by someone else.  At some point, you may find that following someone else’s lesson plan and achieving someone else’s objectives do not ideally line up with your goals or maximize benefit for you.    Worse yet, you suddenly find yourself without a path laid out for you and no one willing to provide one.

The question then becomes, what do you do when people stop telling you what to do?  The answer is that you create your own plan that is specific to achieving your goals and ambitions.  This section will teach you how to create that plan and give you tips on how to achieve your results in the most efficient ways possible.  Fortunately, the hard work that you have done in many of the other sections of this seminar will provide much of the material that you will need to pull together to create an effective personal learning plan.        

There are four primary components needed to learn about in order to create success and wealth.  These are:  Ourselves, Others, Skills and our Wealth Building Strategy.

Ourselves:  Leaning about ourself is the principal key to setting and maintaining our direction.  This will provide you with motivation, self-confidence, and self-discipline. Below are some types of tools you can use to learn about yourself:

  • Introspection/Meditation
  • Habit survey and monitoring
  • Character trait assessment
  • Goal setting and affirmation
  • Daily performance review

Others:  Learning about others will help you identify the value for your skills, obtain resources, and extract financial benefits from the value created.  Below are some types of tools that used to learn about others:

  • Network assessment
  • Industry leader profiles
  • Key roles in the wealth building strategy chain
  • Personality type indicators
  • Networking sites like Linked-In and Facebook

Skills:  Learning about your skills will provide the ability to identify, fulfill and capitalize on value creation opportunities.  Below are some tools that can help you learn about specific skills:

  • YouTube
  • Podcasts
  • Online Courses
  • Books
  • Coaches

Wealth Building Strategy:  Learning the technical aspects of your wealth building strategy will help you save time, avoid typical mistakes, and make better decisions.  Some tools for learning about your wealth building strategy include:

  • Formal programs:  internships, university, technical college, etc.
  • Industry groups
  • Community groups and colleagues
  • Mentors
  • All the tools used for learning skills.