Seth Godin’s “Learning/Doing Gap”

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

Seth Godin’s timeliness is uncanny!

Here’s a link to today’s blog post

The Learning/Doing Gap

This morning, I am heading to a full day class – NAR TECH EDGE

Will it be worth the time invested?

What will I learn?

Will what I learn be relevant and how might it enhance my doing?

Seth suggests this: “The thing we usually seek to label as ‘learning’ is actually more about ‘education’. It revolves around compliance, rankings and “will this be on the test?””


“What happens if the learning we do is accomplished by always engaging in it in conjunction with our doing?”

“And what happens if we take a hard look at our doing and spend the time to actually learn something from it?”

None of us enjoy squandering time, energy, or money.

I’m a believer that the most important thing we can do is to be very intentional about every learning and doing opportunity . . . and this begins with showing up with an open mind.

Expect to be surprised!

Engage with curiosity!

Challenge yourself to decide to learn something useful regardless of the quality of the presentation and pledge to take action on any “Doing” nuggets that emerge.

Or . . . You could take the path of taking the course “because it’s required for continuing education” in which case you’ll be mentally absent and will be depriving yourself of some great learning.

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Published by Barry Owen

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barry. You should get a nugget of knowledge from every presentation. Some are just better than others. Putting it to use is your responsibility. Enjoy your day!

Jun 11, 2019 05:56 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am on my way to teach a class today - I hope people come with an open mind! 

Jun 11, 2019 06:09 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Barry - Be Curious. Expect to be surprised.  Learning is a lifelong experience.  Learning something new or a different approach. 

Jun 11, 2019 06:19 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

“What happens if the learning we do is accomplished by always engaging in it in conjunction with our doing?” 

My dad use to say you learn by absorbing through your shoe soles!

Jun 11, 2019 10:52 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Barry, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 11, 2019 10:53 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Barry- What an excellent point. We all have a choice and why not make it a point to try to learn something from whatever situation we're in. 

Jun 11, 2019 06:55 PM #6
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