Dustin Miller, PolyInnovator: The Future of Learning and Education – InnovaBuzz 368
Dustin Miller, PolyInnovator
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Dustin Miller, an aspiring polymath, someone who is an expert in many different areas. He created PolyInnovator as a foundational means to build out the various careers he wants out of life. He is on a mission to create a Modular Education Platform.
In our discussion, Dustin talked to me about:
- His system of self-education, self-improvement and self-development
- Creating content in multiple formats and adapting to the evolving nature of content creation
- The power of Notion as a knowledge management system
Listen to the podcast to find out more.
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Show Notes from this episode with Dustin Miller, PolyInnovator
Key points and takeaways from this episode include:
- Being a PolyInnovator is a concept and identification.
- A polymath is someone who has deep knowledge in many different areas.
- The Personal PolyInnovation System:
- Self-education – the foundation
- Self-improvement – the habits and systems that go into daily practice
- Self-development – the four pillars of life – mind, body, spirit, and emotion
- You can innovate your life to help innovate the world.
- Making money is just a byproduct of the capitalist society we all live in.
- Community is important.
- Human beings are multi-disciplinary species. We are good at doing a lot of different things.
- People need to know a variety of multiple knowledge and skills and find the bridge between those areas that lead to innovation and new ideas.
- You can become an expert in many different fields.
- When you’re only looking at a narrow sliver of information, your context to what the situation might be is very limited. You may not find or see the problem at all because you are only looking at one area. You have to take a holistic approach to see what the real problem could be.
- Balance is the key to life.
- Meditation is a practice that allows you to focus and work out the brain.
- Spirituality is the balance between the conscious and subconscious mind.
- Understanding your energy level is just as important.
- Notion is the best CRM that anyone could have.
- In order to be omnichannel, especially as a solopreneur, you have to take a polymathic approach and organise things in a very unique system.
- It’s OK to fall off the wheel sometimes to find balance. In that balance, is where you become more productive.
- Explore your interests and create a self-curated educational pathway for yourself.
The Buzz – Our Innovation Round
Here are Dustin’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.
- #1 thing to be more innovative – Look at the big picture as well as the details. Take a macro and micro approach when looking at things and find the balance between them.
- Best thing for new ideas – Creating content. Create an input and output for your ideas. Write them down and find an output for it like content or blogging. When you have an output, it starts to generate more ideas because you are being creative.
- Favourite tool for innovation – Have you own website.
- Keep project/client on track – Prioritisation. Focus on the life areas and various projects that you are working on. Find what needs to be done first, focus on it, get it done, then move on.
- Differentiate – Build an authentic personal brand.
To Be a Leader
Start pursuing the Personal PolyInnovation System. Even if you take in just the body pillar or the mind pillar, you are still going to improve yourself. Eventually you can expand into the habits and self-education, and build it off from there.
You can reach out and thank Dustin through his website.
Dustin suggested we have a conversation with Pete Sena of Digital Surgeons. So Pete, keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation from us to the InnovaBuzz podcast, courtesy of Dustin Miller.
Cool Things About Dustin
- He has always wanted to be a business man. At age 10, he started his own business selling temporary tattoos.
- He’s a water aerobics instructor.
- He speaks Esperanto, French, and Spanish.