Ep. 12: How to Learn Something New

Research suggests it takes at least 10,000 hours to develop and master a new skill. But who has that kind of time? Listen in as Josh and Shelby talk with one SUCCESS staffer challenged to become a self-taught chef—and it didn’t take 10,000 hours. Plus we share a few principles that can be your guide to self-improvement.


  • SUCCESS managing editor Jesus Jimenez takes control of his life, learns about himself—and masters a few new recipes in the process.
  • Hear what his co-workers thought about his “last supper.” Plus, why Josh really, really dislikes meatloaf.
  • What does learning a new skill mean? How do you move from goal-setting to goal-achieving? It starts with seeing opportunity.
  • Josh remembers the smartest person in his childhood class and what she did to stay that way.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“It’s probably cliché, but breaking bread together is a great opportunity to just bond with somebody. Especially when you do it with love and for people you care about.”

—Jesus Jimenez

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