Plus One Technique
“Learn, compare, collect the facts… Always have the courage to say to yourself – I am ignorant.” — Ivan Pavlov
At some level self-coaching is all about change. Changing how we spend our time and energy is so important for personal habit changes. If we focus our limited time and energy on one change at a time we increase the odds of effective and permanent behavioral change. When we are more focused and aware of what we are trying to change in our day-to-day living change becomes less frightening and more productive. Doing more of what’s working in our lives (strengths), and doing less of–or stopping entirely–what’s not helping us reach our desire results and not changing things that are okay is the mindset for plus-one change technique. Taking this growth point of view may even increase our ability to take more risk and increase our ability to snap back from failures or setbacks (resilience). When this takes place it becomes easier to manage our resources and time which then provides the space for more comprehensive self-development. Remember all large changes are usually the result of a series of small smart steps using the Plus1 performance technique. Here is a simple review of the Plus One learning sequence and process:
The building block of the technique comes from Aristotle’s four laws of association, especially the law of frequency.
Plus One Mastery Learning Sequence:
- The sequence starts by breaking down a complex skill into small steps. Then learning in each step one at a time while adding each new step to the preceding learned steps until all steps are mastered.
- The “chucking principle” is a key component of the Plus-One Mastery Learning sequence. This principle suggests that a complex skill can be learned most efficiently when the skill is broken down into small doses or parts. Each part is mastered separately and then the parts are practiced together adding one “chunk” at a time until all of the chunks are integrated and the complex skill is mastered