Guy has become one of Israel’s most well-known podcasters — and his walking tours of Tel Aviv have even been featured by the New York Times.
Way to go, boss.
Here’s what you can learn from Guy about turning your passion into a career:
Become an expert: Before starting Streetwise Hebrew, Guy had taught Hebrew for 20 freakin’ years. Building something takes time. He was an expert in the language and knew all the secrets and best tips for learning that only come from experience
Just start: Guy used to teach Hebrew at night after his 9-5. He could have bitched about the hours, said he’d do it when the “time was right” — but instead he just started. If you want to make your business a reality without quitting your day job, hustle on the side
Find a unique angle: In Israel, it’s not hard to find a Hebrew language instructor. But Guy is one of the best because his approach to teaching is unique. He takes his students on adventures through the streets of Tel Aviv to provide visual aids and memories to help them fully understand the language
2. Language learning (and how you can learn anything)
How many times have you heard someone use laziness as an excuse:
“I can’t start that app, I don’t know how to code”
“I don’t know much about marketing, but if I make it good enough they’ll visit”
“My diet is wack because I can’t cook”
Most excuses = B.S. 💩
Anyone can put in the effort to learn something. Stop being so damn lazy!
For inspiration to get up off your butt, look at Guy – he’s fluent in SEVEN freakin’ languages:
He’s not superhuman. He’s not a genius. And he has the same 24 hours you have.
Here’s what he does different…
If you want to learn something new, Guy recommends repetition in context.
When Guy takes his students around Tel Aviv on graffiti language tours, they read and see everything in context of daily life.
This is a HUGE difference compared to how most people sit down and try to learn language from a book…
When you’re focusing on context, there are 2 key elements of learning:
Purpose: I wanted to go to Israel. I motivated myself to learn Hebrew because of the trip knowing that I’d look weird in some places in Israel if I didn’t learn
Define fluency: To converse, you don’t need to know every word. For me, fluency in Hebrew means having basic conversations. The same is true of most things. For example, to grow your business you don’t need every tip — just the right tips
When it comes to learning you should always think about: