I started learning a couple of chords and just spent time building up the callouses on my chord fingers by repetition. I started slowly as your fingers will get tender - say ten mins day for few days and now I put in an hour to two hours practice daily. Obviously I can't yet chord change that quickly
At work I try put in finger stretching- warm up just like you would before an exercise class as it helps the blood flow and suppleness
my my future goal really is to be good enough to jam with my musician friends- I get stage fright so think I'll leave that to the professionals!
I'm pleased to see a forum like this as I'd like to learn and maybe make music buddies