Success Life Hack: Share What You Learn

Mon, Apr 1, 2024

Here’s a life hack that will serve you and everyone around you. 

It will strengthen your personal growth, help establish you as an authority, expand your audience, catalyze meaningful conversations, and drop new opportunities at your doorstep: 

Share what you learn. 

We’re the firstborn children of the age of information. We’re being inundated with content every second of every day. Which means you are always learning. Always. 

If I may be so bold, you’re doing so now. Maybe you’re learning you disagree with or hate my writing. Learning all the same. And…

The things you’re learning that are valuable to you will be just as valuable to others. 

We’re all suffering from information overload. So when someone takes the time to learn something and then offers the rest of us their CliffsNotes, it’s an unbelievable value-added service. 

This is the content that gets the most engagement across all platforms. 

Think about it: cheat sheets, quick tips, life hacks, how-tos, TLDR, infographics, bullet points, carousels, and even memes and reels…what do they all have in common? 

They’re all summarized information.

That’s what we’re all looking for: Give me the quick version from someone I trust. 

The best part is you don’t need to be an expert. The “approaching from above” tactic many experts take is difficult to maintain. You always have to have the answers. Yikes! 

Instead, be the perpetual student. Share what you’ve just learned and welcome others to provide input or offer their experiences to help contribute to your learning journey. 

Learning with people is way more engaging than someone showing up with a podium and talking at you.


When you share what you learn, you cement your learning.

This is called the protégé effect. It refers to a psychological occurrence where teaching or preparing to instruct others enhances a person’s learning of the material—something we’ve all experienced.

You don’t need to build advanced lesson plans or conduct day-long seminars. You’re probably doing all of the work already, anyway. 

For those who take notes, make lists, or capture screenshots to help remind you of what you learned: You did it! That’s hugely valuable. Post it. 

It doesn’t matter what it is: how you’re using a new piece of software, key takeaways from the book you’re reading, your thoughts on the new Hormozi video, that mistake you made on your taxes that cost you money, the word you just learned you’ve been mispronouncing.

I’d love to know what you are learning right now that could be valuable to others.