On this episode, Glenn Seki joined Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, and Maurice Coleman. Glenn wrote a book during the COVID pandemic entitled How to Become the Best at Anything (paid link). His website is https://howtobecomethebest.com/ and he’s on Twitter.
Glenn’s book talks about going beyond passion to how you build expertise. In order to become good at something, you need to engage in deliberate practice. As a photographer, part of his deliberate practice was photographing seagulls, who fly erratically. Photographing them helped him understand how to create good photographs in other situations. He then build deliberate practice into his teaching.
Among the topics we discussed were (of course) lifelong learning, teaching, and coaching. According to Glenn, the best way of learning something is to practice and get immediate feedback. This is hearkens back to his work as a photographer.
Glenn has had a quite varied career, which surfaced as we talked. Clearly, he has done what he has written about and become the best at whatever he did.
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