How to Succeed by Being Your Own Teacher
Since there have been things to build and fix, we’ve needed men like you to meet the needs of our country.
In today’s world, the rate at which new technology is being developed means that the guys that have been around for decades might not have all the answers—and you can’t teach what you’ve never learned!
No one had the answers to Jason Barrett’s questions, so he figured he’d just have figure it out himself—and that’s exactly what he did.
In this new episode of “TPSW”, host Michael Peatrowsky and guest Jason Barrett discuss how Jason’s “be your own teacher” approach to troubleshooting helped him succeed and climb to higher positions within the skilled trades industry.
Check it out.
| Realizing that you don’t have to know everything can help you relax and become better at your job.
| Asking the more experienced guys around you for help can help you attain knowledge and climb to higher positions in the trades.
| When PLC troubleshooting, get used to the idea that you have to be your own teacher.
| More so than your job, family is the most important thing.
00:00-06:29 | Why you should be prepared to teach yourself
06:30-14:04 | How exposure helps you gain experience and climb the industry ladder
14:04-19:14 | How technical manuals and blueprints can be your saving grace
19:14-23:26 | How the young guys can improve old patterns of the trades industry
“The biggest challenge I faced was learning to relax a little bit about having to know everything.” - Jason Barrett, Electrical and Control Technician
“One of the things that really helped was to ask questions of the more experienced guys around me.” - Jason Barrett, Electrical and Control Technician
“You’ve gotta be willing to be your own teacher. In this field, no one else is going to train you—you have to train yourself.” - Jason Barrett, Electrical and Control Technician
“If you’re able to read a manual and then move that knowledge to your hands, you will succeed.” - Jason Barrett, Electrical and Control Technician
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- Skillwork’s website: www.skillwork.com
- Skillwork’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/skillwork
- Skillwork’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZSf9KTuKudIm2buVFrhcw
Reach out to Rveal:
- Rveal’s website: rveal.media
- Rveal’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rvealmedia/
- Rveal’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69p14R2ccMdyUbbmdlWCEw