Getting new skills or perfecting an existing one is a pillar of professional growth, that’s why you should always make time for learning.
Staying up to date with all industry changes is essential to your decision-making process and choosing the right path in your career.
Growth in isolation is slow and tiresome. Networking helps you overcome obstacles faster and offers incredible opportunities.
Schedule LEARNING Time
Each week reserve a few hours for learning. Treat this as client work, as a project. Never neglect its importance. If you want to expand your circle of influence, grow as an individual and as a professional, you must focus on those things that are important but not urgent.
Identify DEAD Time Moments
Take a moment and identify the moments where you are doing busy or mindless work and can easily add a layer of learning during that period. THis can be anything from waiting in line at the supermarket, at your dentist or during your commute.
Setup Google Alerts for RELEVANT Topics
Setup Google Alerts that you will receive daily or weekly with specific keywords that are relevant to your career and professional goals. If they are too generic, go more specific, if they are too specific and you get too few notifications, go broader. Make sure you keep adding new keywords, removing ineffective ones, otherwise you risk not using them.
Set GEO-TRIGGERED Alerts
The easiest way to remember of valuing your free time is by having reminders that trigger automatically when you are in a certain place. Get them when at the supermarket, when at the car-wash or at the dentist.
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