When they told you in school that you could learn anything! You were rightfully skeptical, I mean anything? C’mon, it was made up. I struggled learning polynomials, how could I learn anything?!
Then I read Tim Ferriss’ The Four Hour Work week and I start to believe you can in fact learn pretty much anything, as long as you are motivated and can make a smart plan of attack. Or by trial and error, over time you perfect a skill (like pizza making) and each iteration you get better and better.
Human’s are historically very poor as estimating their own capabilities. Every now and then it’s great to set a stretch goal (or a BHAG) and see if you can surprise yourself. More often than not once you set a goal in your brain of doing something, you mind figures our a way to do it.
From Tennis and Ping Pong to baking and cooking. Life’s a little more fun (and humbling) when you’re learning something new.
The “Apprentice” learning strategy
I like the idea of our ancestors wanting to learn something, they wouldn’t go to “school” to learn it, no they would find the smartest person who knew it and would study under them. Being the “apprentice” on the job was far more important than learning the theory behind it. Just like our ancestors I like learning things by watching others and trying for myself. And YouTube is my teacher.
We take an iterative approach to marketing. Improving upon every iteration after launch. It’s a smarter way of managing your marketing strategy based on results. I compare it to making pizza. There’s no perfect pizza yet, just like there’s no perfect marketing strategy. Learning how to make pizza is very similar to marketing. There’s a lot of noise out there telling you to believe a certain thing, the best way to learn is by getting your hand dirty.
Reading all the pizza books in the world isn’t going to help you until you make your first pizza
Only when you start to make pizza crusts from scratch do you understand what goes into making a truly delicious pizza. Personally I think they’re the 9th wonder of our world. It isn’t easy but over time it becomes incredibly satisfying when you make a pizza other people truly enjoy.
This is how I’ve learned to make pizza over almost two decades
How to make pizza, or what I’ve learned cooking them over the past 19 years.