Robert Greene wrote a fantastic book about how to become a master at anything. This week, we explore this excellent book Mastery as we continue to review the work of Robert Greene.
First is the apprenticeship, the stage where you learn the rules and the necessary skills. During this stage, you will show up, shut up, and take notes. You will follow what your mentors teach religiously and not stray from it until you reach stage 2.
Next comes the so called creative/active phase. This is when you practice what you’ve learned during your apprenticeship and make additional connections. You get to see the bigger picture and you develop an unique style, a way of executing your craft like nobody else.
Then, after you have put in your 10,000 hours and years worth of learning and practice, you achieve the holy grail of your skill…mastery.
FINDING YOUR CALLING
DESIGN YOUR APPRENTICESHIP
1) Don’t focus on money
2) Accept That You Will Be Ridiculed
3) Avoid the Easy Path
THE TASKS OF THE APPRENTICE
2) Skill acquisition
GET A MENTOR
DEVELOP SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
GET ACTIVE GET CREATIVE
THE HIGHEST GOAL: MASTERY