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Danny Forest
4 min readOct 15, 2020


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Hello, my name is Danny Forest and I’m a serial entrepreneur and a polymath. I’ve worked professionally as a software engineer, video game producer, writer, photographer, and more. I learn 3 new skills a month and have been doing that for 3 years.

I’m a dad of a newborn and I’ve been with my wife for over 16 years. I love to play video games, travel (I lived as a nomad for about 3 years), write, edit photos, hike, and much more. I currently live in Montreal, Canada.

If you want to connect with me, send me a request on LinkedIn with a short note: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannyforest/.

More about me on my personal website: DannyForest.com.


What keeps me busy?



  • researching and writing content for SkillUp Academy.
  • finishing up a book about principles of learning..
  • working on a patch for Soul Reaper.
  • designing a mobile version of Soul Reaper.
  • switching careers to be a Learning Experience Designer.



  • taking daily sunrise photos.
  • playing too much Borderlands 3 and Fire Emblem.
  • learning to play the Cajon.
  • spending time with my 6-month-old son.

Contact me

If there’s anything you want to tell me, you can reach out using my contact form.

Work with me

Here’s how I can help you:

  • coach you on how to learn better
  • coach you on how to write successful stories/articles
  • review stories/articles
  • do speaking events for private companies

I can work one-on-one with you or work with your company.

Please reach out using my contact form.

Featured Article

These 721 Hugely Popular Articles Will Teach You a Thing or Two About Writing Success

Top Articles

Views last updated: Dec 14, 2020

8 Timeless Skills to Learn Now in Under 8 Hours to Change your Life Forever [SkillUp Ed, 854K views]31 Important Things You Should Say ‘No’ to for a Happier Life [Forge, 514K views]The 3 Most Important Skills to Learn Now to Thrive in 2019 [SkillUp Ed, 248K views]The Top 10 Skills People Want to Learn in 2019 and How to Learn Them [SkillUp Ed, 238K views]


Note: I’ve bolded those I think are the most important.

Complete Guides

Your Complete Guide on How to Become More Productive (Dec 10, 2020)Your Complete Guide on How to Become Self-Aware (Nov 30, 2020)Your Complete Guide on Learning How to Learn (Nov 23, 2020)Your Complete Guide on Learning How to Write (and Succeed) on Medium (Nov 17, 2020)


How I Obsessively Learned 90 Skills in Only 3 Years (Dec 10, 2020)An Unusual But Effective Approach to Becoming (A Lot) More Skilled (Dec 8, 2020)How to Figure Out Everything You Need to Know About a Topic (Nov 16, 2020)10 Often Overlooked Benefits of Learning Many Skills (Nov 13, 2020)To Remain Relevant, You Have to Beat the Skill Inflation (Nov 9, 2020)An Expert Skill Learner Answers 18 Frequently Asked Questions About Learning (Nov 5, 2020)Skill Recycling — The Real Reason Why Learning More Skills Greatly Benefits You (Nov 2, 2020)All You Need To Change Your Life Is One Idea (Oct 22, 2020)How to Effectively Spend Your First 20 Hours Learning a New Skill (Oct 19, 2020)Learning Myths to Start Ignoring Now to Become a Better Learner (Oct 15, 2020)This Proven 8-Steps Process Will Help You Learn Anything (Oct 15, 2020)


The 20 Strangest (and Borderline Insane) Headlines I’ve Written in the Past 3 Years (Dec 15, 2020)Here’s Exactly Why Your Writing Tanked in November (Dec 5, 2020)How to Write Headlines Readers Simply Must Click On (Nov 4, 2020)9 Failed Experiments of a Once-Successful Medium Writer (Oct 30, 2020)5 Concrete Ways to Write More In Less Time (Oct 29, 2020)Writers Matter More Than Publications (Oct 23, 2020)Why I Don’t Read Many Articles From Female Writers (Oct 22, 2020)The Art of Filling a Blank Page (Oct 21, 2020)Here’s Why and How I Make Custom Images for All My Stories (Oct 16, 2020)These Stories All Received Over 300 Comments. Here’s What You Can Learn From Them (Oct 14, 2020)Being a White Man in Your 30s (Preferably a Doctor) With a Rock Star Name Is the Key to Success (Oct 14, 2020)


Your Complete Guide on How to Become More Productive (Dec 11, 2020)A Complete System for Planning Your Life and Scheduling Your Work (Nov 20, 2020)Just Don’t Work From 12 PM to 3 PM (Nov 10, 2020)Entertaining Yourself Can Be Productive (Oct 26, 2020)How to Read a Book in 4 Minutes and Still Get Value From It (Oct 16, 2020)Your Morning Coffee Is Killing Your Energy Without You Knowing It (Oct 7, 2020)Building Momentum For Yourself Is Not Overrated (Sep 30, 2020)

Self Improvement

Why You Should Do a Year-End Review — Especially If Your Year Sucked (Dec 7, 2020)7 Timeless Non-Fiction Books — Visually Summarized (Oct 27, 2020)


How to Bounce Back From a Failed Business Due to the Pandemic (Sep 30, 2020)Smart People Steal From Smart People (Sep 23, 2020)

Life Lessons

The Smiley Wall — A Cheap Way to Bring Much-Needed Happiness (Nov 13, 2020)Life Is Hard, But Only If You Let It Be (Oct 21, 2020)How to Connect With Your Heroes in 3 Short Steps (Oct 19, 2020)


What’s Your Symbol of the Year for 2021? (Dec 11, 2020)If a Backpack Was Your Only Storage, What Would You Put in It? (Oct 23, 2020)A Lonely Stroll Down Old Montreal (Oct 20, 2020)


The French Word for “Mistaken” Sounds a Whole Lot Like “Trump” (Oct 28, 2020)



Danny Forest

Polymath. Life Optimizer. Learner. Entrepreneur. Engineer. Writer.