You have to keep learning. Everyday. And you need to be active and aggressive in your learning. If you are still using the same methods that you were using ten years ago, five years ago or even last year, you’re doomed to fail. The business cycle has been sliced and diced to a matter of weeks before your competition is offering the same product it took you years to create. You have to build and improve on the run. The only way that we can stay ahead of the competition is to keep learning, growing and improving.
Unfortunately, education is not cheap.
I talked about that in a previous blog Free Advice is BAD. After reading that you’ll realize how important spending serious money is to your business, really is.
Instead of trying to educate yourself, which is time consuming and hit or miss, you might want to consider getting professional help. Having someone help you with your business ends up being much more cost effective, efficient and quicker than stumbling through it alone. This one-on-one guidance should be supplemented by conferences, seminars and workshops.
Stop trying to do it on your own. Pay for the help you need!
Now that we cleared the hurdle of paying for advice, it’s time to discuss frequency. How often should I seek out new advice? My answer to this question is, as often as humanly possible. I am a firm believer that you should be constantly learning. The best way to do that is by working with someone who can coach you, attend several seminars or conferences a year. Taking classes and belonging to mastermind groups is a good idea, as well. After you attend events you’ll have access to top industry experts. This access is PRICELESS!!!
You might have to meet these experts where they are, which could mean travel. Frankly, I’m less likely to attend seminars in my city than in other parts of the country. I want to seek out info that my competition can’t easily get their hands on. The best advice isn’t usually the easiest to get.
It’s really important to get out of your comfort zone, stretching as far as you can, to touch the people with the hot info. Resign yourself to the fact that it’s going to cost a decent amount of money to access them. Make the decision and go all out to make the experience pay back with dividends. Only then will you have used your time, money and energy wisely.
The Help You Need,
For help figuring your business out, getting results quickly and making money, contact me. As a business consultant, I combine strategic growth initiatives with coaching style methods. The result is success much quicker than you dreamed possible.
If you’re motivated to exceed, driven to achieve and ready for success, contact me immediately!
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