No matter what you do in life, there should never be a point where you stop learning.
Whether you’ve been in the field for 2 years or 20 years you should never be able to step back and think “this is it, this is as far as I’m going to go.” Even if you’re in your dream job that you’ve worked towards all your life, you shouldn’t get comfortable enough to think you know it all. Even experts don’t know it all. None of us do, that’s part of what makes the working world so exciting.
If you’re a business owner, it’s even more important for you to set a precedent for yourself to strive for more or better. Everyone today moves at such a lightning pace it can feel impossible to keep up, but you must try! You don’t have to surpass anyone, it’s not a race, but if you stop learning you aren’t even in the race.
Organic reach on social media
This week I participated in a free webinar by Jonathan Christian of We Make Stuff Happen about how organic reach on social media is all but dead and how to confront that issue. I’ve had a lot of success on social media this year despite how difficult it can be to reach audiences without paying for tons of ads. Despite my success, I tuned in to Jonathan’s webinar because I embrace every opportunity to keep learning.
In fact, I signed up for his social media bootcamp for a second time despite having completed it last year!
Knowledge it power
Because the more you know the more you can achieve. The old saying “knowledge is power” isn’t just a cutesy line, it’s really true! The more knowledge you have the more you can overcome. With gained knowledge you can tackle so many different kinds of obstacles that not actively searching for things to learn feels like a mistake.
I’m not saying to spend all of your time researching or reading, because recouping your energy after a long week is important. However, when you have the time, making an effort to learn something new can be beneficial!
- take a free marketing course online
- participate in a webinar
- go to a networking event in your city
- do something, anything
- keep your mind active.
Look out for topics you don’t know a ton about and learn a ton about them!
The day you stop learning new things and enjoying your time in what you do is the day it’s time to find something new to occupy your time.
If you have any questions about Jonathan’s social media bootcamp or other ways to get your business in front of more eyes with a mobile app for your business, contact Unleashed Mobile Apps and let’s talk!
I founded Unleashed Mobile Apps with the goal to help small business owners bring their visions to life.