Leveraging Deliberate Practice to Become Ridiculously Successful

Todd Reynolds
22 Sep 2018
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
South Side Ballroom

Leveraging Deliberate Practice to Become Ridiculously Successful

In his book So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport asserts, “what makes ridiculously successful people so successful is they’re experts at practicing— they can push themselves to the exact limit of their skillset and thus expand their abilities day after day. If you’re not expanding yourself in such a fashion — called deliberate practice in the org psych lit — you’ll never be ridiculously successful.” Playing the games without practicing won’t win championships. If you only do your thing when it’s ‘showtime’ you can’t reach your full potential. In this presentation we will examine the practice habits of other professionals like top athletes, elite musicians, and world-class chefs to see if we can learn what they practice, when they practice, and how they practice. With any luck, we will come away with an understanding of the value of deliberate practice in our own careers and leave excited to start practicing.