SYS 181: Six Tips to Transform Knowledge Into Action: My Just-In-Time Learning Strategy

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🎙 Information overload is a common challenge for small business owners, who constantly need to learn and develop in various areas to grow their businesses.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steve Day shares his top six tips for maximising the value of learning experiences. He emphasises the importance of learning what is needed at the right time, focusing on book recommendations from trusted sources, and implementing the knowledge gained.

Steve highlights the significance of creating actionable plans from the information learned, utilising AI to enhance notes, and treating each book as a valuable learning opportunity.

By following a structured approach and only focusing on the most relevant books, listeners can extract tangible value from their learning experiences and apply them effectively in their businesses.

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Just-In-Time Learning Strategy

  • Information Overload: Small business owners face the challenge of knowing what to learn and when to learn it in order to progress.
  • Focused Learning: Develop a system for selecting the right things to learn at the right time and implementing the knowledge gained.
  • Just-in-Time Learning: Only focus on learning what is needed at the moment to avoid wasting time on irrelevant information.
  • Book Recommendations: Take recommendations from trusted sources and categorise them for future reference.
  • Implementation: After reading a book, create an action plan, make notes, and use AI. This is to enrich the learning experience for tangible results in business.
Just-In-Time Learning Strategy

BEST MOMENTS: Just-In-Time Learning Strategy

00:00 – 💬 “Information overload is a serious problem as a small business owner.”

19:48 – 💬 “Knowledge gained and not implemented or used will be knowledge lost going forward.”

23:08 – 💬 “Only focus on the top books you’re recommended by sifting through at double speed. Quitting halfway through if they’re no good and focusing on the ones that are absolutely brilliant.”

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TIMESTAMPED OVERVIEW: Just-In-Time Learning Strategy

03:08 Listening to audiobooks helps focus and retain information.

08:50 Just-in-time learning, moving courses to a new platform.

12:46 Insightful but impractical; save time by skimming.

16:41 Use AI to create a detailed action plan.

17:33 Create specific, measurable, and achievable learning goals.

21:27 Value expensive courses, but books offer more knowledge.


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Steve used to be a slave to his business, but moving to Sweden in 2015 forced him to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve has been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

Most business owners feel overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.

Our systems and outsourcing Courses and coaching programme will help you automate your business and work effectively with affordable virtual assistants. That way, you will stop feeling overwhelmed and start making more money.


Steve Day

About the Author

Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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