Everybody wants success these days—and who can blame them?

Job stability has never been in such jeopardy, leading people to take on second, third, and even fourth jobs just to survive. The cost of food, fuel, and other goods and services is forever rising, and day by day we seem to slip further and further into personal and household debt through the repeated use of credit cards and loans. We know these take an increasing toll over our lives, but we just don’t know how to escape the misery. #Crikey!

This I where I come in. If you’re ready to take on board some new ideas and apply them to your daily routine, then I have a simple, five-step system that can help. Whether you are looking to break free from your dead-end job, start or grow a new and profitable business, get on the best track following school, or simply wanting to create a better life for you and your family, by following my model for success, your better life WILL start coming your way. 

In this second of five articles, I share with you some of the key points from the ‘MALARD’ model for success that I created during lockdown. I encourage you to try putting the recommendations into action, and only ask that you let me know how you get on. Remember to check back in next Tuesday too, as I will be dropping the third instalment then. If you would like to read the full ‘Five-Step MALARD System for Success’ you can access here for free: https://bit.ly/3iOo3zh.


There are three main parts to consider with Active Learning: the approach we take to learning; the different styles of learning available to us; and finally, the specific activities we can undertake to do the learning itself.

There is much I could share with you concerning these three areas but for the purpose of this article, I will only be covering the approach we take to learning. If you would like to read further into the two other aspects, allow me to signpost you to my full text, which can be accessed for free here: https://bit.ly/3iOo3zh.

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The key point to ‘active learning’ comes from the word ‘active’. Our approach to learning can be defined by being either ‘active’ or ‘passive’. Both have their place and can bring value to the learner but it is my believe that more will be gained overall and more quickly when we adopt an active approach to the learning tasks at hand. Let me elaborate:

Passive Learning is one-way traffic. The learning takes place when the learner is presented with something to learn such as reading textbooks and attending seminars or lectures. By contrast, Active Learning requires us to get involved in group work, discussions, projects, and more. Here we take a greater responsibility for our success by running practical exercises to test out a theory (idea) in the real world. The latter is arguably more engaging, better for memory, and allows us to see a bigger picture reality rather than just a sterile theory. Both are nevertheless valid approaches to learning and, of course, can be used together for maximum results.

For success to occur in a timely manner, you will likely find that Active Learning will outstrip Passive Learning every time. This isn’t to discount the very valuable learning you can achieve passively; I simply wish to encourage you to get out into the real world to start experiencing your learning in new and exciting ways and I hope that at least in some small way, I have achieved just that.

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