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{zero grok 021} Learn Teaching

09/24/2019 , 2m, 6s

Not being a natural teacher is normal. Just make an effort to learn to teach if that's what you need to reach your goals.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 020} Teaching at You

09/20/2019 , 2m, 41s

Today I discuss the difference between teaching at someone and allowing them to teach so they learn.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 019} Energy

09/18/2019 , 2m, 32s

Give 120% when trying to teach someone and get their attention. I talk about how and why in today's episode.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 018} Being an Expert

09/14/2019 , 2m, 25s

Just because you don't think you're an expert, doesn't mean you aren't one in the eyes of another. Don't let expertise seem like a far-reaching, impossible goal. Everyone is an expert at something. Put yourself out there and you'll find that people do indeed see you as an expert.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 017} Yeah, Failure Sucks, But Sometimes It Is A Requirement

09/10/2019 , 2m, 42s

Creating something is full of failures, but when you encounter a large failure, it feels pretty awful. Today I talk about a recent large failure of mine but come away with it as a positive experience.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 016} Observation

09/07/2019 , 2m, 39s

If we can watch other people teach something for the first time, it becomes obvious how valuable teaching is to the learning process. I recently watched someone teach a co-worker something they just learned and I observed the learning in action.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 015} Collaboration

09/04/2019 , 2m, 10s

Collaboration is a requirement to create. Some people might say they are alone with their work, but there's always another person involved. If you desire to be all by yourself in any endeavor, remember that there is at least one other person who helps get to you where you're going.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 014} Assumptions

08/31/2019 , 2m, 12s

Assumptions are not meant to be relied on as truth. Make sure anything you see as your assumptions are shared with people they impact so they are no longer assumptions, but definitely fact or fiction.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 013} Coffee

08/28/2019 , 2m, 48s

Let's take a diversion to talk about the love of coffee and the benefits when working and learning. Nespresso pods, pour-over, and the crash!

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 012} Being Taught

08/24/2019 , 3m

A recent example from my life when I needed to be taught something, but it was difficult because I needed to pick it up on my own from experts...without that direct interaction of being taught.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 011} Post Mortem

08/21/2019 , 2m, 29s

Reviewing what just happened (good or bad) is a great way to learn. Teach yourself and others by running a post mortem.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 010} Built To Learn

08/17/2019 , 2m, 55s

There are examples everywhere showing that successful people learn by doing and teaching. I talk about one I recently noticed in today's episode.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 009} When You Learn, Teach

08/10/2019 , 3m

Oprah Winfrey gave the commencement speech at Harvard in 2013. Here are a couple of takeaways from her speech which relate to learning and teaching:

  1. Failing is part of learning.
  2. When You Learn, Teach. This is a quote from Maya Angelou, but it gets to the point of why teaching not only helps you learn but provides knowledge and value to others. This is the main benefit of teaching, it lifts everyone to your level by sharing what you know.
  3. Validation. Each and every interview she did was with someone who wanted to be validated. Was that okay? she was asked. That validation is exactly what you are given when you teach what you learn. Either the person gets it, or they don't. You validate what you know and your ability to express it to someone else.

Read the transcript of the speech at: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/05/winfreys-commencement-address/ Or watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWFieBGR7c

{zero grok 008} Make a Teaching Opportunity

08/10/2019 , 2m, 16s

It isn't always easy to teach to some one. They may not want to know what you want to teach. BUT, do the best you can to practice it!

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 007} Walk While You Work

08/07/2019 , 2m, 45s

Walking or at the very least taking a break while trying to solve a problem has been shown to improve your ability to solve it. The same goes for learning something new. Today I explain how I've tried to solidify what I learn by letting my brain work on the problem, subconsciously.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 006} The Abandonment Valley

08/03/2019 , 2m, 5s

Today I discuss a recent experience I had when I felt like quitting, but because I persisted I dug myself out of what I'm calling the abandonment valley and solved my problem.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 005} Trough of Sorrow?

07/31/2019 , 2m, 59s

Today I probably incorrectly identify the part of difficult work or learning while discussing a task where I had to push hard to keep at it.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 004} Feedback

07/27/2019 , 2m, 23s

One important aspect of learning is not part of SODOTO. Feedback is critical for learning what you are doing is right.

If you'd like to reach out, shoot me an email at podcast@zerogrok.com. Constructive criticism and topic suggestions are always welcome.

{zero grok 003} Using SODOTO

07/24/2019 , 2m, 43s

Today I'm providing a current example of myself using SODOTO (See One Do One Teach One) during my regular workday.

{zero grok 001} Externalize, man!

07/20/2019 , 2m, 56s

Today's episode is all about getting the ideas out of your head. Write them down, record you saying them, or just talk to yourself. Sometimes this works as well as teaching.

{zero grok 000} See One, Do One, Teach One

07/17/2019 , 1m, 37s

The focus of the zero grok podcast is to teach, specifically using the See One, Do One, Teach One (SODOTO) method.