This weekend I’m in “school.” Yeah, I graduated more than a few years ago and got a diploma that’s buried somewhere in my garage. But I’m in school to keep my business alive and growing.
There’s no single secret to success, but constantly learning more is one of the keys.
Identify what’s stopping you from moving forward faster and then learn whatever you need to learn to fix it.
A year ago my business model was a mess and I was frustrated. I attended Nancy Marmolejo’s I Heart My Biz conference. Perfect fit. Got me inspired again and feeling like there was hope to make the shifts I needed to.
Three months ago I went to Adam Urbanski’s Overnight Authority to learn how to step up and get out there more. It’s working.
Today I’m at Lisa Marie Platske’s Leadership Success Summit. Follow me on Twitter if you want to see what I’m learning – http://twitter.com/MichelleShaeffer
And in the last 6 months or so I’ve joined a higher level mastermind group, enrolled in multiple video training courses, and am working one on one with several coaches. I’ve also read an average of 2 to 3 new business books a month (probably should read more but I just can’t give up the spy novels so my reading time is split).
Investing in yourself pays off. Big time.
If you want your business to grow, then get out there learn. Staying at the top of your game is a goal line that’s constantly moving.
Someone asked me the other day how I always have something to blog about. I keep learning. That’s it. I never stop reading, studying, and surrounding myself with great clients and smarter people to learn from.
Put in the time, effort, and whatever else it takes to keep learning. Don’t try to figure it out all by yourself. We’re blessed to live in a time when all the information we need is waiting for us to grab it.
If you’re reading this and thinking you can’t afford to keep learning, the truth is you can’t afford NOT to. And there are lots of free options that don’t involve traveling or big expenses (though attending live events is always one of the best things to get my business moving again–it’s not easy, but it’s always worth it).
Here are some things to consider:
- What blogs are you subscribed to, reading, and taking action on? Pick one or two on a topic you need to learn about and don’t just follow it but read daily and take action on what you read.
- What books are you reading? Remember the library? It’s free.
- There are hundreds (thousands?) of free webinars and teleseminars happening daily. Choose ones from knowledgeable sources and make time to listen in. Solo-e.com always has a list of great teleseminars.
Learn it in person. Learn it virtually. Get creative and figure out how to learn in whatever way works for you. Just do it.
So, what have YOU been working to learn lately?
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