On a personal level continuous learning is simply the repetitive habit of consistently working to expand your skill and your skill sets though increasing your knowledge. As we age, gain new experiences, have new relationships and evolve, so too must our skills.
As the landscape and environment change it is important that entrepreneurs and small business owners equip themselves with the tools needed to survive. As industry leaders it is imperative that we always remember to be students first. Success comes from analyzing what has worked in the past and then building on those strategies and moving forward. Continuous learning can be defined and practiced by the individuals that carry out daily tasks in order to increase their knowledge. Some examples of these can be:
*Seeking out the knowledge of a mentor when a particular subject or topic is not fully understood.
* Shadowing / Interviewing more experienced professionals and influencers in the field of your particular topic.
* Experimenting with new strategies and methods of execution, focusing on what works and adjusting what doesn't .
*Mentoring: Investing in a Mentor or Courses from other entrepreneurs and influencers is a great way to cut down your learning curve. Often methods that took these experts years to figure out, will take you half the time once you know the information.
*Finding ways to accelerate your efforts by taking up training programs or online seminars outside of work.
As leaders we must always strive to be better and then be able to turn around and lead those that are following in our footsteps. Following these tips is a great way to ensure that you are always re-investing in yourself, your business and your community.
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