If you are not growing you are dying! Part of growing is the act of learning something new, consistently. So, let me ask you, what are you learning that is new right now?
I am an avid seeker of knowledge, I hated school and wasted a scholarship, but I love to learn. It is my goal to learn something new all the time, this year it is Spanish.
I have decided to learn Spanish, so I am hosting Spanish Classes in my Referral Institute training center. I invited several hundred people to join me in learning Spanish. I figure there is this whole population of people whom I cannot network with effectively and that means I am losing business to people who can connect with them. I thought other business people would feel the same way, but that has not been the case. Of the 600 people I invited to participate, only 10 showed up to learn.
What a pity, what an opportunity loss. It is so vital that we find new markets, new networks, new connectors and influencers and new ways of doing business. Still no one was interested in this opportunity to expand their knowledge and their businesses.
Those same people who spent so much time telling me they could not afford the time, or the money are the very same people who will tell me six months from now, that they don’t have any business, or business is slow.
If you are going to stay in business, you need to learn something new, like Social Networking, Web 2.0, Spanish, how to get in front of more prospects or how to close more deals. Because those who are learning will out perform you and your customers might become theirs.
Unfortunately, many business people spend more time telling me what they can’t do instead of finding ways to figure out what they can do.
Now is not the time to pull back on investing in yourself, your company and your staff. Now more than ever it is important to learn something new! Money and time invested in yourself and your team is always money well spent.