Novice to Expert: 6 Steps to Learn Anything, Increase Your Knowledge, and Master New Skills

Novice to Expert

Authors: S.J. Scott,

Wall Street Journal bestselling author, S. J. Scott helps you develop a talent, without having to spend too much time or money. In Novice to Expert Scott trains you to dedicate your free time to building a skill and practicing it. He eradicates the role of an instructor in your life and proves the power of self-learning.

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Quotes & Tips from Novice to Expert

Choose quality learning sources

The scam artist is another person you should avoid at all costs. The truth is some industries are filled with “gurus” who promise to teach you everything they know for the low, low, low price of 12 installments of $97 per month.


Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. – Bill Gates

What I don’t recommend is convincing yourself that it’s necessary to master a skill in the next month. This will only lead to frustration and burnout when you don’t see instant results. Instead, it’s better to focus on daily effort and celebrate those small wins as you work your way through the process.


If you have a willingness to carve out time to work on a skill every day, you’ll slowly make that transition from novice to expert!

You can learn anything—if you’re willing to commit to the process.

The simplest way to create a lasting change is to set a goal that is easy to complete on a consistent basis.

It doesn’t matter why you procrastinate. What’s important is to recognize that you’re making excuses, and then do something about it.

Learning Styles

The seven learning styles: Social (interpersonal) Solitary (intrapersonal) Visual (spatial) Aural (auditory-musical) Verbal (linguistic) Physical (kinesthetic) Logical (mathematical)

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