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Episode #018

Your Skill Floor & Ceiling: How To Become A Master At Almost Anything

Have you ever wondered why you can feel like a slick professional one day but the next, feel like you're a total beginner? 

Maybe you look back at work you produced just 6 months ago and get the feeling that you haven't made any progress or even regressed. 

Well, in this episode of the ikario podcast, Shane & Ollie discuss a concept that explains this occurrence in detail.

That is the concept of the "skill floor & ceiling."

Your skill is not a set point, but rather a range of potential. In this episode, we discuss how to raise your skill floor & your skill ceiling so that you can get  better at more or less everything and completely crush your goals.

In this episode...

Some of the points covered in today's conversation:

  • Why it's better to think of your skills as a range rather than a set level.
  • Are there really people out there who are always in the zone? Or is this a fallacious over-simplification.
  • Why an excessively wide skill range can be problematic.
  • What a really high skill floor looks like in a person.
  • How to not only raise your skill floor & ceiling, but also narrow your skill range.

Over to You

We hope you found this episode useful! What brought you the most value? Do you have questions or feedback? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Oliver Cowlishaw

About the author

Ollie is an avid pizza connoisseur, accomplished drinker of coffee and lover of soul music. Heavily influenced by Zen & eastern mysticism, his curiosity regarding the human experience is insatiable. Despite having a strong vocabulary, he swears a lot and uses slang phrases ("ollie-isms") that almost nobody understands, not even himself.

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