005: Incremental Growth with Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Today’s episode is a little different. You will hear a quick conversation with my twin brother Sergei. We were working on a video project together at Sergei’s house. We had this deep conversation about incremental growth and how we both benefited from it in life. A lot of great points were made. The microphone wasn’t far, so we went ahead and recorded a quick episode about incremental growth and its benefits. I hope you will find this information useful.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[0:57] Sergei shares his experience with incremental growth. “To me, incremental growth is little effort times time; Efforts done daily over a long period of time.”

[1:35] “You have to be disciplined. You have to be on top of things. You have to be consistent. Compound growth done right can be a really good thing. There is another side to it though. Bad habits repeated daily over time will lead to disasters.”- Sergei

[2:11] Vladimir shares his personal experience with incremental growth. “I worked in a big hospital. Big hospitals have elevators that take forever to get to you. I would get my phone out and I would watch quick 5-10 minute tutorials every time I got a chance.. You learn better in those small increments than you do if you sat down for one hour. I spent my lunch breaks applying everything that I learned during the day. Then after five years of doing this, I felt like I became an expert in my field. I was able to finally get a job.”’

[3:17] “Success on a lot of levels looks a lot like hard work.” -Sergei

[3:50] “A lot of times when we have a lot of time, we waste it.” Sergei

[4:07] “It is when I am busy I learn more because you become more efficient.” -Sergei

[6:08] “I think you will retain a lot more information if you study something for 15 minutes and then you walk away from it. You’ll spend more time processing it. It was the key to my success because I only had 5, 8 or 10 minutes. I’d watch something and then walk away thinking about it. I would take some time processing all of the information. By the end of this process, I actually retained more information.” -Vladimir

[8:08] “When you learn something new, there is this energy in your brain. If you don’t take time to record it. Then it will just evaporate.” -Vladimir

[9:31] “I think it is important to create a daily habit of doing little things, because we always go after the big important things and we often neglect the little things, but It is those little things that over time become big things.” Vladimir

[10:56] “I heard this theory in Presidential elections that whoever spends the most money usually wins the election. Because people see the same face and they get familiarized with that candidate and then they find comfort in that candidate. I kind of used the same strategy learning Expressions. I figured that if I looked at it daily then eventually it would not look as scary.”

[12:06] Vladimir talks about the 10,000-Hour Rule, which is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years.

[13:02] “You can speed up your growth by being like-minded people.” Sergei

[13:26] “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

[13:46] Sergei gives a quick update on Expressions in Simple English course in After Effects.

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