Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Figure Infinity System - Become a Master

I created the Figure Infinity System as a framework to show you the clear path to becoming a master in whatever your life goal is. This system is easily understood, but will take the rest of your life to complete, which is why it is called Infinity. It also takes commitment and focus to keep on the path.

The great thing about the FIS is you can use it for anything you want to master.

Once you finish one round of the Figure Infinity System, you should continue around.
Let’s walk thru an example:

Grow your network: When you’re walking down the halls at work next to someone you don't know, ask them how their day is going. If they seem friendly, engage them in some more chit chat. Then in a friendly way, ask them what they do. Keep in touch with them after this first encounter. This will allow you to get to know more about your company and expand your network.

Find mentors: When you find someone who has the qualities you seek, and then ask them to be your mentor. It will be the most important thing you can do. If they say yes, you can either have a formal or informal arrangement. Informal means you ask them for advice when you need help. Formal means you meet regularly and review how you are progressing. It’s good to have some of both. You can never have enough mentors.

Read up: Read the documents you can find and ask your mentors and network for more. Documents come in all flavors from books to diagrams to articles. Get to know what’s out there so you can have more informed conversations.

Ask questions: Now that you have the baseline knowledge from reading, you can ask your network and mentors more specific questions to expand your knowledge.

Practice and teach others: If you don't put what you learn into practice, you'll forget it quickly. Use it to write a new document or create a new diagram. Also you must teach others once you have these new docs or diagrams. Those who are learning from you will challenge you and ask you questions which will force you to re-examine some of your pre-existing ideas. This will really concrete the knowledge and make you a master.


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