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Step 2 of Building a Better Business

As Mahatma Ghandi said, “Learn as if you were to live forever”. 

Being open to new learning is an essential part of building a better business. 

Where could you extend your knowledge? Set a target and get learning!

Be open to change and new learning

It’s amazing what we, as humans, don’t even know that we don’t know. New learning opportunities are everywhere, and in this digital world, there’s simply no excuse to avoid new learning.

Consider how many new things a 5 year old learns each day. Children enthusiastically embrace the world of possibility and the desire to learn. Why is it that, the older we get, the more likely we are to close our minds to new learning?

We’re all busy, and sometimes we feel like we just don’t have the time to sit down and read a book. We need to make the time. Set yourself targets and share these with someone who will hold you accountable to achieving these.

How to learn more

Here are 5 ways to learn more, positioning yourself to run a better business:

1. Read more

If you struggle to find time to read, set a reminder on your phone to read before bed each night. Start with reading 10 pages, then increase this each week. Mix it up with recreational books and business books. As a bonus, it will help you sleep better!

2. Resist the urge to hang out on your phone

Unless you’re learning something new. By the way, you’re unlikely to learn on Facebook! Try an eBook, audiobook, podcast, or learning app instead.

3. Enrol in courses or workshops

These can be online or in person. Choose topics that interest you and will help you in your business.

4. Turn off your TV

Unless you’re viewing TED talks on YouTube or content that is useful learning.

5. Keep a journal of your learnings

Review your journal of learnings regularly. Remember, you don’t really know something until you can teach it to someone else.

Allocate time to learning

So, what areas should you be learning more about? It could be leadership, management, sales, or writing skills. 

Find out the best ways to develop your knowledge and set aside time to learn. Don’t forget to ask someone to hold you accountable. Maybe you could buddy up with someone and meet regularly to share your learnings? Once you begin learning, your hunger to learn will grow.

We can help you take steps to improve your business and ensure it reaches its true potential. 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

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