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The best way to learn is to teach

By Kirsty / March 31, 2014

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn quote inspirationBeing a mother of two kids, I’ve done my fair share of teaching, facilitating and encouraging over the years. I’ve also discovered something important! It doesn’t matter whether I’m talking about dragging up my own math knowledge or my life experiences, you really do realise quite how much you know, or perhaps what you don’t know, when you try and teach it to other people!

So I’ve been *really* learning about what I know lately since I have been aiming to teach, facilitate and encourage my readers in kickstarting their dreams. I’ve learned that there is no shame in not knowing everything and that even though I already have a wealth of experience in these areas it doesn’t mean I can’t open up and gain fantastic insights from others as well.

Having to explain something really requires you to have a deep understanding of the subject. By explaining how to do something you consolidate the knowledge in you. Sometimes you can even make a great leap in your mind by connecting some dots and understanding something way deeper than you did before.

It made me wonder what a great world this will all be if we share our knowledge with others. So today, what I really want is to encourage you all to put what you have learned from me, (or somewhere else on this internet!) into another phase for you by opening up and sharing it with others. Know someone with a dream? Get to know what they are striving for, understand where they could do with some encouragement and HELP them!

I can really attest to the fact that sharing and helping really does leave you with a warm glow inside and I really do believe that what you put out in to this world will come back to you somehow.

This is a bit of a short post from me this week but sometimes my brain only works in short doses 😉 I’m also sharing something new this week with my free bravery training – click on the big yellow picture to the side if you’d like to take part. I would really love if you could share it around with anyone you think could benefit.

And I’d love to hear from you in the comments section. When was the last time you shared your knowledge freely with someone to help them?

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4 comments
Leanne Chesser - April 1, 2014

I do this all the time . . . every day :). I like the short post, by the way, and I totally relate to working in small doses sometimes.

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Melissa Mickey (@MSpiritualCoach) - April 2, 2014

As a teacher, I couldn’t agree more! We learn so much by shepherding. Such an integral part of coaching is being able to understand where others are coming from so we can learn about obstacles and help people overcome them. Thanks for the reminder.

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Llyane @FrenchOnSkype - April 6, 2014

Absolutely!
I started to coach how to learn a language because I was having problems with English – so I learn from what I preach – I think is the best way
Llyane

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Lisa Barton - April 23, 2014

All my adult career life I’ve been practising marketing – 25 years of it – I share daily free tips to enable others to share my knowledge. And in all those 25 years my hearts desire has been to travel more, learn about the world, feel the winds, glide on the ice, paw the snow, absorb the rays, ride the waves and learn about spirituality. Except my husband doesn’t & I don’t have the finances and it keeps me stuck:(

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