The Secret to Learning New Skills and Becoming Generally More Awesome

By Tico+Tina

Last updated March 19, 2019

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Who doesn’t want to know more stuff and be more awesome? Probably not you, and certainly not me!

There are so many talented people to envy, so many skills to drool over…

And we’re all just getting older by the second.

So if you’re not choosing to become more awesome every day, then by default you’re just getting older.


I just got older for way too many years.

Until I realized the secret to becoming more awesome was a lot less like rocket science than I thought, and a lot more like Nike’s famous tagline.

You might think you need to take a class, and indeed you might. But the truth is, no matter how many classes you take, you’re not acquiring a new skill until you actually start doing it.

You have to start doing it. Or Just Do It, as some would say.

Giving yourself permission to suck at something at first is truly liberating.

We decided to suck at video for a while 😉

Last summer when we took that crazy 9 week road trip we weren’t trying to do anything special with our vlogs, just capture some memories. When we committed to VEDA in April we weren’t trying to do anything special either, just experimenting a little and being disciplined.

Saturday we got a little braver when we committed to putting up a video every day for a year. This was today’s. We have faith that each day we keep our commitment, we’ll suck a little less 😉

Have you ever paid attention to some of the crazy “holidays” out there? We feel like this 365 challenge fits a lot of what we’re about – looking at every day as special, making the most of the little things, something fun to do together as a family, creativity prompts, personal growth and an opportunity to get out of our comfort zone, and good exercise in video editing development!

Plus, have I mentioned, if you don’t consciously choose not to, you just get older? It’s a pain in the butt to choose to do the things you know you want to do and become more like who you want to be, when you don’t feel at all like choosing it. And that’s where commitment comes in…

How committed are you? If you’re not committed yet, what’s holding you back? 5 minutes a day over time does a whole heck of a lot more than you think it does… I promise. Don’t be afraid to start small… the important thing is that you start.

We're well-acquainted with being stuck in soul-sucking survival mode, and the intense internal friction of not living in alignment with your potential. We're all about discovering, creating, and sharing adulting cheat codes™ so you can level up faster! -David (Tico) & Chris(tina)

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