In today’s podcast, we’re answering the questions: What makes our “most successful students” in the STEP program? What are people doing that really set them up for long-term success?
1. Ask Questions
This might sound simple/obvious, but there is so much power that comes from not being afraid to ask questions. Chances are, other people have had the exact same questions as you. If they’ve already asked them, there’s likely to be a podcast/resource on the LearnDoBecome website with an answer or a Facebook post in our free community group addressing the same topic. If you aren’t able to find something that answers the question, don’t hesitate to be the one that asks!
2. Show Up!
Our team members gave advice to new Four Weeks to Finished program members about the importance of showing up to either the live classes or to the recordings. When it comes to the STEP program or any other online course you might be taking, there might not be a “need” to show up and be on a live call or meeting. However, when we prioritize “showing up” for ourselves and committing to making changes in our lives, the same principles apply. When life gets busy, how can we make 10-15 minutes to “show up” for ourselves and give ourselves the chance to learn something new or implement something that we are learning?
I (Alia) have found that dedicating even a small amount of energy or time to self-improvement or a course that will be beneficial for me has the potential to make a huge difference. It might not seem like much in the moment, but the compounded effects of positive change really do add up over time!
3. Give Yourself Grace
If your friend/family member came to you feeling down, discouraged, or confused, how would you respond to them? If their house wasn’t very tidy, would you judge them and tell them that they are lazy and not trying hard enough? Of course not! We would focus on their strengths, let them know that we are proud of how hard they are trying, and look for ways to offer support. How come that doesn’t always apply to ourselves?
We tend to be way too critical of our own shortcomings, and as Jill, one of our team members, pointed out: Disorganization doesn’t happen in one day, week, or month. It is something that happens over time as a result of numerous things going on in our lives, and we need to recognize that change takes time. The STEP program has so many great resources for creating a simple system that will transform physical and mental spaces, but they still take focused effort and time. Be kind to yourself and show yourself patience and grace!
4. Create Bookmarks for Easy Reference
I was working on a big research project for school, and I dreaded working on it every single time I opened my computer. I found that bookmarking all of my essential tabs (the rough draft document, the library page with my sources, and a couple other pages) made the project setup take 20 seconds max. I was able to get working quicker than ever, and I was met with a lot less resistance when I had everything ready to go–making the process as simple and effortless as possible.
Now, while I sure hope that you don’t “dread” opening the STEP program, I know that it can sometimes take mental energy and extra time to get the right pages open and start working. Perhaps it would help to bookmark the 2-3 pages in your members’ area that you visit often or perhaps it would be helpful to bookmark the STEP Mastery Facebook group and any other resources that you plan to spend time working on.
And as a reminder, we have a whole podcast directory that you can bookmark and save for easy access! Click HERE for the directory. 🙂
5. Consider How You Learn Best
Do you learn best through podcasts? Or through videos inside the program? Or maybe even by teaching your friend/partner/children about the things you’re learning in the program. There are so many different learning styles out there, and one size definitely doesn’t fit all. If you have gotten stuck in the past, perhaps it would be helpful to evaluate how you best take in information and try to focus on that approach as you build your Command Central.
I learn best by teaching, so I have found it helpful to share what I’m learning/doing with my husband or as a Facebook post to the STEP Mastery community. This helps the concepts to stick and I feel much more confident with the STEP elements that I am using on an everyday basis. I encourage you to try this for yourself!
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