Jon Nelson is creating www.MasteryofSkill.com
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The brightest highlights of my military career have been the times when I could teach, coach, and mentor others. I am also deeply inspired by the long list of teachers, coaches, and mentors that have brought me to where I am today and quite frankly, I feel it is my duty to repay the debt I owe them by passing on what I have learned from them over the years.

In October 2016, I committed to teaching (in some form or fashion) and started researching and planning the path I would need to take to get there. There are loads of great options to break into teaching on the other side of a military career… none of which really excite me. The thought of going back to school so I could get another degree and a certificate to teach, in an infrastructure I don’t believe in almost completely shut me down. Teaching high school and college were out, so I looked to something familiar. Scouting.

Now, I’ll be blunt with no disrespect meant to the institution that is modern scouting… but it isn’t for me either. The boys don’t seem to be getting it. The parents are only involved at a lukewarm level at best and the organization is crippled by a lack of inclusivity (on gender and religious grounds), and poor program discipline. My son and I are still working with a local scout troop because it is the only option (right now), but in the long term… scouting is out.

Once this realization hit me, I started mulling over what it was that mattered to me most about teaching and what my role is in teaching and coaching my children, and those within my own spheres of influence. Like I am known to do, I started making a list… that list grew into a spreadsheet, and is now growing into a book, a website, and a community of skills seekers.

As I started to define the concept of Core Skills, Auxiliary Skills, Adventure Skills, Social Skills, and Craftsmanship Skills I realized I am surrounded by experts in hundreds of fields, with experiences that extend down paths I have never walked. It came to me that these are the people I want to learn from, and that I want my children to learn from. So I am starting on this journey to build a community focused on learning, taking action, and of helping people be of value to themselves and others.
I want to help lead people to Mastery of Skill.

My mission is to provide simple instruction in developing skills required to be highly effective in your life.  To accomplish this mission I am crafting tailored content which makes each of the skills we advocate accessible and executable.

Interested? Come join the discussion in our closed facebook group and see where this journey goes.

Rewards
Starter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You get our gratitude, plus regular updates on what we're doing to bring you new content.  You will also get our Mastery of Skill Weekly Planner and an email copy of the The Friday Huddle, our skills development quick tips to help motivate you into the weekend.
Practitioner
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Double the gratitude from us and you get to claim the title Practitioner.   You also get the updates and Weekly Planner.
Acolyte of Skill
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • We will customize the Weekly Planner to meet you personal needs and desires.
Core Contributor
$10 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
As a Core Contributor you can help suggest the path I take at Mastery of Skill by suggesting content.

You will also get priority access to Mastery of Skill mentors to help with skills development and problem solving.
Master of Skills
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You will be listed by name on the Mastery of Skill Website as a proud supporter and contributor.  This includes an appropriate link of your choice.

You will also get the Core Contributor rewards which allow you to suggest the path I take at Mastery of Skill by recommending content, along with higher priority access to Mastery of Skill Mentors to help with skills development and problem solving.
Goals
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When I reach $1000 per month I will bring on another Skills Mentor from a select cadre of industry professionals to generate additional content.
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Come check out the work over at Mastery of Skill!

The brightest highlights of my military career have been the times when I could teach, coach, and mentor others. I am also deeply inspired by the long list of teachers, coaches, and mentors that have brought me to where I am today and quite frankly, I feel it is my duty to repay the debt I owe them by passing on what I have learned from them over the years.

In October 2016, I committed to teaching (in some form or fashion) and started researching and planning the path I would need to take to get there. There are loads of great options to break into teaching on the other side of a military career… none of which really excite me. The thought of going back to school so I could get another degree and a certificate to teach, in an infrastructure I don’t believe in almost completely shut me down. Teaching high school and college were out, so I looked to something familiar. Scouting.

Now, I’ll be blunt with no disrespect meant to the institution that is modern scouting… but it isn’t for me either. The boys don’t seem to be getting it. The parents are only involved at a lukewarm level at best and the organization is crippled by a lack of inclusivity (on gender and religious grounds), and poor program discipline. My son and I are still working with a local scout troop because it is the only option (right now), but in the long term… scouting is out.

Once this realization hit me, I started mulling over what it was that mattered to me most about teaching and what my role is in teaching and coaching my children, and those within my own spheres of influence. Like I am known to do, I started making a list… that list grew into a spreadsheet, and is now growing into a book, a website, and a community of skills seekers.

As I started to define the concept of Core Skills, Auxiliary Skills, Adventure Skills, Social Skills, and Craftsmanship Skills I realized I am surrounded by experts in hundreds of fields, with experiences that extend down paths I have never walked. It came to me that these are the people I want to learn from, and that I want my children to learn from. So I am starting on this journey to build a community focused on learning, taking action, and of helping people be of value to themselves and others.
I want to help lead people to Mastery of Skill.

My mission is to provide simple instruction in developing skills required to be highly effective in your life.  To accomplish this mission I am crafting tailored content which makes each of the skills we advocate accessible and executable.

Interested? Come join the discussion in our closed facebook group and see where this journey goes.

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Rewards
Starter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You get our gratitude, plus regular updates on what we're doing to bring you new content.  You will also get our Mastery of Skill Weekly Planner and an email copy of the The Friday Huddle, our skills development quick tips to help motivate you into the weekend.
Practitioner
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Double the gratitude from us and you get to claim the title Practitioner.   You also get the updates and Weekly Planner.
Acolyte of Skill
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • We will customize the Weekly Planner to meet you personal needs and desires.
Core Contributor
$10 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
As a Core Contributor you can help suggest the path I take at Mastery of Skill by suggesting content.

You will also get priority access to Mastery of Skill mentors to help with skills development and problem solving.
Master of Skills
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You will be listed by name on the Mastery of Skill Website as a proud supporter and contributor.  This includes an appropriate link of your choice.

You will also get the Core Contributor rewards which allow you to suggest the path I take at Mastery of Skill by recommending content, along with higher priority access to Mastery of Skill Mentors to help with skills development and problem solving.