The Agile Career Podcast

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May 17, 2020 Günter Richter / Llewelyn Fernandes Season 1 Episode 7
The Agile Career Podcast
Lifetime Learning
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The Agile Career Podcast
Lifetime Learning
May 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Günter Richter / Llewelyn Fernandes

In this episode, Llewelyn Fernandes joins me to talk about making career shifts and how you can equip yourself with the skills and the knowledge that you will need. He shares his journey and how he used an approach of "just-in-time" learning to develop the new skills that he needed.

Llewelyn talks about how he created a niche for himself by bringing together his skills and interests in computing and creativity and becoming a freelance educator. He also shares the importance of having a shed. Listen in for more!

Key Takeaways

  • Bringing together multiple skills and interests can be an effective way of creating a career niche
  • Although learning new skills can be painful, the journey can be very rewarding
  • Taking a "just-in-time" learning approach is an extremely effective way of learning the right skills at the right time. It avoids a heavy upfront investment in learning things that might not be relevant
  • Trying diverse things like painting, woodworking, pottery, and blacksmithing is a fantastic way of learning to learn
  • Nothing worth doing is easy!
  • Whether you are five or 65 years old, you are always able to learn
  • Listen and learn from others but make your own mind up
  • Get a shed!


Books Mentioned
Llewelyn recommends reading


Connect with Llewelyn
Listeners can connect with Llewelyn and learn more about his business by visiting his website or LinkedIn page. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

Show Notes

In this episode, Llewelyn Fernandes joins me to talk about making career shifts and how you can equip yourself with the skills and the knowledge that you will need. He shares his journey and how he used an approach of "just-in-time" learning to develop the new skills that he needed.

Llewelyn talks about how he created a niche for himself by bringing together his skills and interests in computing and creativity and becoming a freelance educator. He also shares the importance of having a shed. Listen in for more!

Key Takeaways

  • Bringing together multiple skills and interests can be an effective way of creating a career niche
  • Although learning new skills can be painful, the journey can be very rewarding
  • Taking a "just-in-time" learning approach is an extremely effective way of learning the right skills at the right time. It avoids a heavy upfront investment in learning things that might not be relevant
  • Trying diverse things like painting, woodworking, pottery, and blacksmithing is a fantastic way of learning to learn
  • Nothing worth doing is easy!
  • Whether you are five or 65 years old, you are always able to learn
  • Listen and learn from others but make your own mind up
  • Get a shed!


Books Mentioned
Llewelyn recommends reading


Connect with Llewelyn
Listeners can connect with Llewelyn and learn more about his business by visiting his website or LinkedIn page. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)