Sarah Davis wants to inspire you to learn how you learn and how to learn about yourself.
She’s a learning experience designer and founder of Clewen Learning Experience Design.
Sarah’s transition into self-employment is a great example of how to turn professional experience gained from conventional employment into a consulting gig.
Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:
- What instructional designers do and how to design learning experiences.
- How Sarah likes to learn.
- How her love of travel prompted her to start exploring remote work.
- Her struggle with asking for permission as she started working for herself.
- How to discover your values and why that’s so important.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-directed learning.
- Tell your story.
How Sarah Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Reaching out to people. 2) Staying on top of the activity of creating instructional material. 3) Staying on top of her own administrative tasks.
- Ideal work environment: It changes all the time, but often involves moving locations throughout the day.
- Superpower: Bringing out whatever is inside of somebody and getting them to be motivated around it.
- 90-day goal: Secure 1 – 3 independent, long-term clients and increase the visibility of the podcast.
“You can’t design for just one audience.”
“I had to redirect that concept of permission back to myself.”
“The affirmation that worked the best for me was, ‘I give myself permission to live my life according to my values.'”
Want to discover how you like to learn? Sarah shared this advice for beginning the process:
1) Get out of your head!
2) Develop a strategy to help you tap into your intuition or your internal compass that helps you move with what’s really aligned for you.
Resources + Bonus Materials
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