I’m a senior growth marketer upskilling myself with courses and have FOMO anxiety
Facing a similar challenge?
- Talk to someone who has been there before
- Get unbiased insight from industry veterans
- Work through the issue with a mentor by your side
A really big “pain point” right now for growth marketers is not knowing what you should learn and in which direction you should progress.
Many senior growth marketers set themselves goals for learning new skills. For example, it could be to do a minimum of 2 courses either CXL or Udemy courses per month.
But too much consumption (ie. passive learning) isn’t always good for you because you probably won’t use more than 5% of the knowledge you’re accumulating. Smart people realize this, and start asking themselves questions like, “Was spending 15 hours on that course REALLY worth it?”
This doesn’t feel good and you’ll feel like you’re losing time. And every time you feel like you’re progressing at something you’ll keep thinking that you’re missing out somewhere else. #FOMO
It’s difficult to focus on mastering “just” one thing when you’re in love with so many different things. This is painful since you cannot be the best at everything.
Do you have a few different ideas about what you want to prioritize learning over the next year but aren’t sure which direction you should go and how to maintain the balance?
Get an outside perspective that has no bias about your business and how you spend your time. Speak with someone who’s been in your shows and knows a thing or two about prioritization.
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