Life is a Learning Journey, Never Stop Developing Your Unique Skills

A path to discovering what you know about a subject is to write about it and publish it for the world to see.

I have two decades of experience teaching business finance, investment, and value creation. I published a book on the subject which I use in my teaching. Many of my students tell me that my book helped them learn the subject because it is not written by an accountant.

I also have 10 years of experience in facilitating Men’s Work.

Finance lecturing and consulting earns me a living. Men’s Work helps me live a better life. Helping other men achieve what they want in life makes me a better leader.

I recently did a writing course called Ship 30 in 30. The course is designed around writing and publishing thirty Atomic Essays in thirty days.

After writing Just in Time articles for a year, I decided it was time to raise my game.

Here is one big thing that Ship 30 taught me:

I need to get specific about who I’m writing for. In other words, who is my audience? The theory is to create a niche category and then own it.

Until now, I have been writing about Value Creation, which is super broad.

10,000 hours in the classroom has taught me that most people want to blend into the crowd or sit on the fence. Standing out and expressing a strong opinion fills many people with fear. I always got frustrated when I asked someone in my class to express their opinion, and they chose not to.

I just realised that I have been hiding in my comfort zone by keeping my subject matter broad.

I intend to focus on helping men develop their unique skills. Part of that Work involves encouraging men to take a close look in the mirror and to examine their lives and how they show up in the world.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you growing? Or are you stagnating?
  • What new skill did you learn in the last 3 months?
  • What is holding you back or standing in your way?
  • How much pain can you withstand before you choose to make a change?

The crazy thing is you know the answers to these questions without even thinking. The hard part is admitting to yourself what you know to be true.

Can you find the courage to step out of your comfort zone?

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Daily content creator at Fast Forward Business. Chief Valueologist. Fast Forward Business Podcast…look out for my daily podcast…a shot of value in your day

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Justin Spencer-Young

Daily content creator at Fast Forward Business. Chief Valueologist. Fast Forward Business Podcast…look out for my daily podcast…a shot of value in your day