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The Curse of Knowledge

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Ever talk with someone knowledgeable on a subject, and they simply left you in the dust with jargon that they knew, but you didn’t? Or have you started a class or coaching session and had the urge to say, “Oh, yeah, I know that already.”?

Both of these are examples of what’s called “the curse of knowledge,” and I’d like to give you a permission slip to break that curse:

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10,000 Hours To Become Good At Something? Not Really.

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You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours to become really, really good at something…a world class expert at a particular skill. You might even have heard it from me.

But do you have that kind of time to get good at being a professional at performance? I doubt it. The good news is, it takes a tiny fraction of that time to become competent at something. But how long exactly should you set aside on your calendar? The answer will very pleasantly surprise you.

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The Two Things Most Talent Try to Accomplish Way Too Soon

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I’m often approached by talent new to voice over and on-camera acting, and they’ve already decided what they need for success. They try to begin their journey by taking care of two crucial accomplishments. The problem is they shouldn’t be trying to do either until they “make their unknown known.” Here’s what they shouldn’t be trying to do.

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Whiteboards In The Hallways

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There’s a lot to be said for terrific preparation, a highly productive team, a detailed plan, the precise execution of that plan, and structured strategy and tactics that lead to awesome research and then to applying that research to solving problems. But is that really how problems are usually solved? Is that how breakthroughs occur?

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