Will Reynolds is a videographer, writer and all around MetaLearner who has become a regular fixture on the MetaLearn podcast in our weekly short form conversations on learning and skill acquisition.
We live in a world where it’s possible to learn almost any skill given the resources we have available for close to no cost. But taking advantage of these resources, learning hard skills and making a living from them is not without its challenges.
Will is a perfect example of an autodidact who has taken control of his own learning and taught himself skills, including writing and videography, that he now earns a living from.
In this conversation, we discuss a range of topics including:
- How to go from novice to getting paid for new skills like videography
- The importance of cultivating transferable MetaSkills
- The lessons we can learn from autodidacts like Eminem and Frank Zappa
So whether you’re looking to pick up hard skills and get paid for them, upgrade your transferable toolkit or navigate the challenges of being an autodidact, this episode will give you all that and much more.
This episode was edited by George Drake Jr.