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The Protégé Effect:  Learning while Teaching

One of the most common stumbling blocks new course creators experience is self-doubt.

Am I qualified enough to teach others?

Do I need to have experience in teaching my topic?

Those are just TWO questions that may keep you from moving forward.

The thing is that both answers are NO.

That is where The Protégé Effect comes into play.

What is The Protégé Effect?

Quote #1:


The protégé effect is a psychological phenomenon where teaching, pretending to teach, or preparing to teach information to others helps a person learn that information. For example, a student who is studying for an exam could benefit from the protégé effect and improve their understanding of the relevant material, by teaching that material to their peers.

Quote #2:

Learning by teaching is good for both you and the people you teach. It is a dynamic, two-way knowledge expansion across minds.


As you can see, teaching something NEW or even something you are familiar with, when you are just starting out with course creation, you will be in Learning Mode.  This place is fantastic because you will constantly learn how to improve your course, what to add, what to remove, how to adapt it to your audience.  Learning curves are just that, learning experiences.

So, if you are finding it difficult to decide on a course topic, start by figuring out what you would love to learn more about.

What lights your fire?

What makes you zone out?

Which documentaries are you drawn to?

What do you love doing?

You do NOT need to be an EXPERT to create a course.  You need to have a deep desire to learn and a passion for what you are teaching.

You do not need to make the same mistake I did.  I waited for 3 years, stuck in “learning and not doing anything with it mode” for way too long.

Are you ready to create your own course? 

Enroll in the Course Creation BluePrint and learn how to create and sell your own course so that you can increase your income.

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