Every day it is important to learn new things and expose yourself to information put out by experts. This is a core part of my BMP routine…to learn from other people that have excelled in their field. This is why I bought access to MasterClass, because it has a wider variety of topics. It isn’t replacing the podcasts I listen to or audible books. Instead, it’s helping to expand my learning to include things I wouldn’t naturally look for.
Here’s my review of MasterClass and the value I’ve found using it.
Why I Tried MasterClass
I joined this platform because I wanted to incorporate video courses into my learning time. Since it was such a low price point and had access to a wide variety of topics, it was a no-brainer. The people that teach on this platform are experts in their field and have a lot of great things to say (the entrepreneur course by Sara Blakely is fantastic!).
There are a lot of advantages to this platform. Here are the top things I like about using MasterClass:
1. The Videos Are Short
All of the videos are 10-15 minutes long on average. They are easily digestible and short enough to fit into my morning routine.
2. High-Quality Videos
The quality of the videos are much better than I thought it’d be. Everything from the way they cut to different scenes, zoom in and out, the camera angles, and music. Also, there are convenient recaps for most of the video lessons. It’s really high-quality for such a low price-point.
3. There’s a Mobile App
The mobile app makes it really easy for me to incorporate MasterClass in my morning routine. It keeps my place and shows me what videos I need to watch next. Also, you have the ability to speed up the video to get through it a bit faster. I listen at 1.25, which cuts out the slowness while still making it easy to digest the information.
4. New Lessons Every Month
There is always fresh content coming onto the platform every month (and there’s a lot of variety as it is). Maybe you want to learn more about something that will help you in your life or just want to hear from some of the greats in their industry. For example, I listened to a session with Steve Martin on comedy, even though I’m not a comedian. But it was really insightful to hear his journey.
5. Get Recommendations
The app shows you recommendations based on what you’ve watched in the past. It really tailors your experience and exposes you to new things.
6. Take As Many Courses As You Like
There’s no limit to the number of courses you can take on MasterClass. The membership gives you full access to the library. Not only that, they are set up in such a way that you can bounce around between the courses and lessons within each course.
7. Taught By Experts In Their Field
What’s most impressive to me is the big names that teach on this platform. Since I’ve had the subscription, I’ve listened to Bob Iger, the chairman of Disney, Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, and more. Even Chef Gordon Ramsey, and basketball star Steph Curry, teaches on the platform.
8. Low Price Point
I was really floored at how low the price point is. For $180 per year, you get access to experts in their field. Like I mentioned, the video production quality is rock solid, so it’s informative and entertaining. What an amazing time we live in where we get access to advice from experienced experts for 50 cents per day!
You pay for the service for a full year at a time…which I think is a good thing. Now, you’re committing to a full year of learning from experts. If you do a lesson per day from any one course on MasterClass, you’ll wrap up about one per month. After a year, you’ve sat in on 12 expert classes.
What I’ve Learned From MasterClass So Far
I’ve had MasterClass for a few months at the time of writing this review. My goal with this platform has been to get outside of my normal learning routines and expose myself to other types of content.
Here’s a few of the experts I’ve listened to so far:
Bob Iger was the CEO of Disney…which I was drawn to because Disney is such a successful company. In his course, he talked about leadership and how that has played out in his role in the company.
Obviously, I’m not a comedian, but I wanted to expose myself to something that was completely outside of normal entrepreneurship topics. What I found most interesting is that even at his level, he had doubts. He’s human and he struggles with self-doubt. He talked about how he would act confident when he wasn’t, which is really helpful. And, he shared about his process of testing jokes before getting in front of an audience.
Sara Blakely is the creator of the clothing brand, Spanx. It was very interesting to hear her journey of hard work and hustle, and of how she created a product that met her needs and went on to help so many other people that had the same struggles.
What Kinds of Topics You Can Find on MasterClass
You can find content on just about anything that you want to learn more about. For example, I am currently taking a course on mindfulness to help me generate more ideas for Morning Upgrade. There’s also a writing course I plan to take.
Here are a few other types of topics you can find on the platform:
- Health and Fitness
Get Started With 15 Minutes A Day
Self education and investing in yourself is so important, which is why I’ve made learning a part of my BMP routine. With the way MasterClass sets up the videos, you can watch a lesson in 10-15 minutes. If you don’t have 15 minutes to invest in your education every day, you need to find a way to make the time.
I hope that you will give this is a try and use it as a way to expand yourself both personally and professionally. I’ve really gotten a lot out of the experts on MasterClass and look forward to the new content being put out every month.