Updating your knowledge and skills keeps you ahead of the game!
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – — Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn, an entrepreneur and leadership Guru, provides us with an apt quote in relation to motivating ourselves to be successful in business doing the things that unsuccessful people will not do. It means not looking for the easy path but continuously sharping our knowledge and skills to become better business people, which in turn usually means we become better in all aspects of our lives.
When was the last time you invested in yourself to improve your leadership, communication, business acumen, or marketing skills? Do you have a budget for yourself and/or your staff to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops to learn what is the latest and greatest techniques, methodologies, technologies, or concepts? The purpose being to learn something useful you can bring back to your workplace and implement it. To acquire knowledge about the latest technologies or social media concepts that could possible save you time and money. That could make money for you by helping automate systems or actively and effectively engage with current and new customers. That generate innovative ideas that could develop into new products or services which in turn could create new markets that were not previously accessible to you before.
This current pandemic has given us the opportunity to study just about every conceivable business, marketing, or entrepreneurial course online. They are often free or at low prices. Never before have we had access to much information that can help us do our roles better. I personally attend at least one webinar per week and sometimes many more. Now that Covid restrictions are lifted I am looking forward to attending live events as I know I learn much more out of them and enjoy the interaction with the trainer and the other participants. Sharing experiences to resolve everyday issues is always a bonus. I also look forward to attending live conferences where I know I will be truly inspired and motivated from some of the fantastic Speakers presenting.
Attending and participating in workshops can not only teach you and your team skills and knowledge that you can then utilise back in the workplace, but they can be useful to facilitate and draw out any issues or challenges staff maybe having. In my experience, there have been many instances in workshops, where resolving long term conflict between team members has occurred and allowed them to bond closer together than they have in the past. If I can take one new concept away and implement it into my business the next day, I know I am ahead of the game.
The more I learn to improve the practices and procedures of my business, the more successful and happier I have become. I want to be the best I can be and I know I have much more to learn. Continuous learning absolutely leads to continuous improvement!
– Steve Semmens – The PersuaderContinuous learning leads to continuous improvement…