I love to read books and I often find myself visiting Amazon.com & leaving the site with at least 3 books almost all the time & in recent times I am exercising self-control but my wishlist is on steroids, I add books I desire to buy like crazy, anyway all this is building up to one faithful day when I was on Amazon & stumbled unto a book by Josh Kaufman titled “The First 20 Hours – How to learn anything fast”
Yes! That’s how I got the title for the article, why waste a good title.
I instantly threw away my self-control chains & started the process of buying it but discovered it wasn’t on sale yet & so you had to pre-order it or wait for it to be out, told my fiancée about the book and how excited I was about it and can’t wait for it and she ends up pre-ordering the book for me as a gift (she’s a darling, my darling).
Come D-day & I instantly download the book and start racing through the pages and before you know it, I’m grabbing a pen to start listing the skills I want to acquire, the book is that good. It brings you up to speed with what you need to know about Rapid Skill Acquistion in 3 Chapters.
I plan to share a bit of the information here today. The premise of the book is that you can learn any skill you want in 20 hours.
Josh says “Forget Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour”.
Let’s leave that for the people chasing mastery, we we need the skills to get stuff done. I don’t need to be Picasso, I just want to be able to sketch & show-off to my friends shikena.