I enjoy learning and always have. Do you?
I believe that we as humans should continue to learn throughout our lives…not just as a student or as a coach in training.
As a baby, we finally stand up and learn to walk.
We turn 16 so we learn how to drive a car.
We head off to college and learn how to do the things needed to be a student out on our own.
We enter into new relationships so we learn how to be: an employee, a boss, a partner, a mother/father, aunt/uncle, etc.
There are so many ways to grow and to develop as we go through life to become the best version of ourself.
I know that phrase is used a lot these days…best version of ourself…but as I continue with my training, I understand the importance of that statement and the role learning has on our development.
We can read and study information all day long, but are we learning it? How do you know if you are learning it?
We all have different ways of taking the information and applying it to our lives.
If we are expected to learn in a manner that doesn’t fit us, it can be frustrating.
A lot of the coursework I’ve taken this last year has been shared in multiple formats to meet the training needs of the attendees.
As a coach, it is important to understand the learning needs of clients so that I can share the information in a mode that will best suit the client.
I want a client to focus on learning the new information and not be frustrated by the way I am presenting the information.
How do you like to learn?
Below you’ll find a couple of links that describe two different versions of learning styles.
The first one is a little more basic focusing on visual, auditory and tactile/kinesthetic descriptions. You can complete the assessment online to determine your primary and secondary learning styles.
If you find that you are a visual person, but a training course is only taught by someone speaking on the subject, you may find it a bit of a challenge to get through that course.
The second one is from Precision Nutrition and dives a little deeper into Superpowers. We’ve touched on Superpowers in the past, but this version focuses on how you can leverage your Superpowers for better learning.
This can be helpful to learn where you are today, but also potential areas of improvement or interest for you going forward.
As an example, you may have strong logic and theory skills, but you’d like to be stronger socially. Understanding the differences will allow you to focus in on new skills to develop them in a way that works for you.
As you begin to learn something new, work with the resources you have to find the best fit for you to be successful at learning the new material. It will save you both time and frustration.
Learning is often an important component of a change process. How do you get from point A to point Z without some learning along the way?
Are you ready for a change in your nutrition habits? Let’s work together to find your learning style and go from there!