One of the most inspirational insights of Praxis founders Isaac Morehouse and TK Coleman is that you should always be learning out loud. Learning out loud means that, instead of learning in secret until you've acquired enough mastery to flaunt your skills, you share what you're currently learning openly, as you're learning it.
Now, why would you want to do this? Why would you run the risk of openly being a newb? Isn't that embarrassing?
Sure, it's true, learning out loud does require a bit of humility. The humility to admit that you don't know very much about a subject yet. To go on the record and say that you're not an expert. You're not a guru. You're still learning and discovering new things everyday.
You may think that this is a weak signal. But is that really true?
No, quite the opposite.
Signaling that you're a learner is actually a really great thing. The world is already full of 'knowers', as TK calls it. People who've arrived at the expert level, enjoying the status and prestige that comes with that.
Being the expert at something is great, of course, but it's also a fixed thing, while the learner is still growing, adapting and improving. The learner has momentum, while the expert is stagnant.
If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
- origin unknown
Think about it: who could be better suited for a future full of unknowns than the life-long learner? If you're committed to keep learning, growing and becoming a better version of yourself every single day, my money is on you.
So what do you want to signal? Rigidity, or momentum?
Learn, out loud!