Invest in your education
“The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.” John Rooney
If you want to stay ahead of the curve, you have to actively learn. The moment you decide that you know it all is the moment you should pack it in and buy a cottage in the country. We live in an ever changing world where new ways of doing things are invented pretty much everyday. If you stop focusing on educating yourself for even a few months, you may find you are well and truly out-dated.
Now a big question for entrepreneurs to think about is, shall I undertake a degree? For some this is a very natural path and it leads to a great level of foundation knowledge. I would never criticise anyone who wanted to get a degree, there are however different avenues when I talk about education.
ALISON is a great way to learn for absolutely free. With the world of online learning growing every year, there is so much good quality knowledge out there just ready to be absorbed.
The word “business“ alone found 10 pages worth of completely free online courses. Titles ranging from business communication to entrepreneurship will pop up. If you can’t find a course that can benefit you on ALISON then you already know it all.
Another great way to learn is by reading blogs. I personally spend around 2 hours a week reading blog posts about subject areas that I feel I will benefit from. A great way to get all your blogs in one place is Feedly. Here you can organise the blogs you love to be delivered to one place. Obviously make sure the blogs you choose to follow are reputable and those writing them know their stuff. You don’t want to spend hours absorbing false info.