How to Learn Fast: 5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

It’s not only awesome to be a self-learner but it helps to learn fast.  Not only does it put the power of knowledge and skill into your own hands, but it’s also a cost-effective way to advance your skills and marketability.

But, for some professionals, time is of the essence, and many might feel they don’t have much to spare. Well, here’s a strategy to help you learn a new skill as quickly as possible:

How to Learn Fast

Decide what you want to achieve.

What do you want to be able to do? Setting a specific target performance level makes it easier to identify exactly what you’ll need to practice to perform at the level you desire.

2. Break the skill into smaller sub-skills.

Most of the things we think of as skills (like “tennis” or “market analysis”) are actually bundles of smaller sub-skills that are used in combination. By deconstructing the skill into manageable parts, practice becomes less intimidating, and you can work on improving one sub-skill at a time.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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