Show Your Work – part 6

Teach what you know

Share your trade secrets

Teaching doesn’t mean competition – having the knowledge doesn’t mean you can act on it.
To improve, emulate people you admire; what they do, when, how. Master studies aren’t limited just to the finished article, but can include schedules, training regimes, reading lists, and attitude.
Find the schedules of your idols (don’t be a creep about it) and see how
much time they spend studying, dealing with correspondence and
relaxing, and try to emulate that, at least for a while; check their reading lists and see what inspires them and where they learned their trade and check those resources. See what works
for you – then publish your reading lists and schedules and whatnot.

“The minute you learn something, turn around and teach it to others.”

Share materials, references, influences… Making tutorials, step-by-step walk-throughs and the like helps you refine your process, generate interest, build a relationship with your audience, and produce content.