I still get amazed at people’s lack of drive towards personal development. No matter what role you are in, you should always take the time to work on yourself. This can be as simple as reading a business book or attending one of many free webinars. It can get as complex as attending a workshop or class. Regardless of which one you choose, do something every day to improve your skills and thinking.
In today’s world things change at least every three months. If you aren’t aware of these changes you will soon find yourself stuck in the “we’ve always done it this way” of thinking. Coco Chanel said “in order to stay relevant you must be irreplaceable”. The only way to do that is through continuous learning.
In addition to learning something every day, change your routine frequently. Take a different route to work, stop at a different Starbucks do something different to keep your mind off autopilot.
Go to the edge of excellence by reading magazines you don’t usually read. Talk to people who you don’t usually speak to. Go to places you don’t commonly visit. Disrupt your thinking so it stays fresh + hungry + brilliant. Having the trait of continuous learning in your leadership toolbox will create a virtuous cycle for you, your company, employees, clients and stakeholders.
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