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Novice to Expert Audiobook

Novice to Expert: 6 Steps to Learn Anything, Increase Your Knowledge, and Master New Skills

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Publisher's Summary

Want to learn a skill, but don't know how to get started? Struggle to find time for a side project? Ever quit in frustration after beginning something new?

We all want to expand on our existing knowledge. But sometimes it's impossible to stay consistent with a new skill or habit. It's easy to fall into the trap where you focus only on learning and never get around to implementing the information.

The truth is: You can learn anything...without spending lots of money...without dedicating thousands of hours to the process...and often without leaving the comfort of your home.

Anyone can develop a talent with the right mix of practice, motivation, and coaching. And that's what you'll learn in Novice to Expert.

Download Novice to Expert: 6 Steps to Learn Anything, Increase Your Knowledge, and Master New Skills.

Written by Wall Street Journal best-selling author SJ Scott, Novice to Expert will show you how to:

  • Set a goal to learn a new skill
  • Fully immerse yourself in this world
  • Meet others who share a similar passion
  • Identify the "right things" to practice daily
  • Master a skill so you can teach others about it

Many people don't believe they can teach themselves. We live in an age of abundant information, yet there is a common myth that the only way to learn is through a formal educational environment or by hiring an expensive coach. That's why you'll discover:

  • Six proven resources to teach yourself a skill
  • The number-one technique for taking actionable notes
  • Thirteen questions to ask yourself before picking a skill
  • Two "must-have" apps to manage a knowledge-based project
  • Eight steps to deliberately practice a new skill
  • Six habit-learning challenges (and how to overcome them)

©2017 Oldtown Publishing LLC (P)2017 Oldtown Publishing LLC

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 03-02-17
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 03-02-17 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Soooo Good! Here's Why--"

    I write novels so I have to get good at certain subjects I never would've thought possible (People can spot an idiot 5 pages in). Plus, after study, I have to know whether the idea will even fly.
    And I have to do that pretty darned quickly!
    As far as self-help books go tho', what works for one person might be old news to another. So here's what's in "Novice to Expert".
    The six skills are 1) To identify which of the 7 learning styles you learn best with and how to develop each; 2) Pick a SINGLE skill; 3) Build a Learning Habit (through the top-rated, only the top-rated, books, the best Podcasts, etc.); 4) Take Actionable Notes (it discusses different systems); 5) Creating a Project around the skill (repetition-based skills, or knowledge-based); 6) Deliberately practicing these skills each day (break down to the smallest level of the skill--if it can't be learned after 1-3 tries, break it down to an even smaller level to ultra micro-components).
    You'll learn the 6 habit learning challenges and how to solve them. 1) Procrastination/Getting Started (accountability partners plus other things are discussed); 2) Finding the time (disengaging from social media is only one part gone into, 'cause everybody knows THAT one, right?); 3) Sticking with a skill (don't be over ambitious); 4) Inability to stay consistent (finding inspirations in blogs, podcasts, try your hand teaching to someone, etc.); 5) Fear of missing out (outline your top 25 priorities in life, focus on the top five and avoid the others like the PLAGUE); 6) Not receiving support (dismissing negative people from your circle; addressing a partner's concerns by looking for answers and possible solutions from your network, finding options).
    Exercises are found throughout the book, there's a website with extra info (sorry, I don't have it on hand) and a PDF with reports to access. Basically, there's a whole heckuva lot here for just over 3 hours.
    It was DEFINITELY worth the time, worth the price!
    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to become an expert at pigeon racing, and traumatic brain injuries. ...seriously...

    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    SDDude San Diego 02-11-17
    SDDude San Diego 02-11-17 Member Since 2001

    Knowing I will never be perfect, but trying anyways.

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    "Quick Plan with In-Depth Resources at the Back End"
    Where does Novice to Expert rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank it high. It brings clear steps, concepts, and tools to make your goal of becoming an expert in anything very practical. It also includes a link to the notes so you don't have to scramble to write down every little link or concept. That feature alone is great for me since I am typically doing chores or driving when listening to audiobooks. The notes alone are gold! They direct you directly to the sources and there is a whole membership site included to further increase your skills. You really can become an expert on the concepts of this book due to his amazing back end training included already. Seriously, S.J. Scott adds on value over abounding value! It really is just a matter of you following the training and being the expert you want to be in whatever field that is. Mine currently is sleep, and I will reflect on what I learned to apply towards that means.


    Would you recommend Novice to Expert to your friends? Why or why not?

    Most definitely! Many times I tell my friends how I learned this or that, and essentially this book talks about it as well as more sources, processes, and ideas I myself have learned from. It's much quicker just referring this book to them.


    What does Greg Zarcone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I am a slow reader but can understand him at 2X play speed. Clearly, I cannot read while driving, washing the dishes, doing laundry, etc, and Greg allows me to listen to him while doing those very things. In two words, Greg saves me time.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Journey to Expertise.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a review. The author told me to put that disclaimer, but I will also say I have purchased some of his books because he truly does provide lots of value and I have always learned from them in my quest to improve my own life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emma 07-12-17
    Emma 07-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great foundational advice"

    If you're already researching the topic of self education, some of the techniques may be remedial. Don't let this deter you from reading. The fundamentals are the most important part of begining anything new and this book does a good job of filling in any holes in your knowledge about self education and builds on some original concepts by the author.

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    Ray 07-05-17
    Ray 07-05-17
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    "Simple practical how to instructions."

    I like the practical, simple and straight forward instructions. Great skill to learn from this book, it can be used as a foundation to learn other skills.
    I will get the e-book edition to learn more as I'm a visual learner.

    Highly recommended to everyone who love to learn from audio book.

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    Tom Sjoberg Florida 06-29-17
    Tom Sjoberg Florida 06-29-17
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    "Novice to expert"

    👍 This is a great book. After listening to this, I just need to apply what I have listened to. In fact listening for a few more times would really help. Great read.

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    Amazon Customer 06-14-17
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    "Great and precise advice."

    A very good book on the steps to get you from a beginner to a master. The narration is great too.
    Highly recommended.

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    Michael Viens EDGEWATER, MD, US 06-06-17
    Michael Viens EDGEWATER, MD, US 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good collection of knowledge skills"
    Would you listen to Novice to Expert again? Why?

    Review the topics. Duration of book is good length for re listening


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    Which character – as performed by Greg Zarcone – was your favorite?

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    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Novice to Expert?

    Focusing efforts


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Orange4456 04-17-17
    Orange4456 04-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Solid Advice"

    A short and to the point book on learning . It is backed by research and gives great examples.

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    nitejoker 03-22-17
    nitejoker 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "inspirational"

    This book was very helpful in seeing the things I need to work on to master a new skill. I've already started to apply these things to my life and I believe it's going to help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Antonio R. 02-22-17
    Antonio R. 02-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very well made blueprint for achiviements"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Because this is very well structured, and easy to understand.


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    Have you listened to any of Greg Zarcone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    This book is a very good guide for who wants to start a project, or to learn something new. I recommend it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Emjay
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    "Ironic"

    This author is going through each step to help you become confident in your own hobby, job, social or skill you can adapt it to almost everything you do.

    It is informative but one line he keeps repeating nearly every chapter is most information is available to you on the internet and you can access it for free. Don't be suckered in by these conmen..........erm you wanted £15 for this and then once I pay it, you then tell me every chapter I could of got this information for free......... like I said....... ironic!! Refund?

    Very repetitive and this could all over in one chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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