For your firm to grow, you have to grow too. There’s plenty of opportunities to grow and continue your education that occur outside the classroom.
You may have a Masters, Doctorate and every certification under the sun, but there’s always opportunity to learn more and become a better leader, business owner and advisor.
If you want your firm to earn more and get more clients, you need to give more. Picking up new skills, learning new technology, understanding new trends are just examples of ways you can give more to your clients and team.
Continuing your education will also keep you on your toes and out of your comfort zone, so you’ll always be looking for ways to be better and improve.
Consider this: your differentiator may be education. You can be the expert in your industry and the best in the business because you always seek new information and are eager to learn.
To grow your business, grow yourself first.
Select books, white papers, case studies, eBooks, etc. that can improve existing or introduce new skills. If you want to gain more clients, learn more about marketing or prospecting methods.
If you want to become a better communicator, read up on public speaking and interpersonal skills. Try to branch out and read something you wouldn’t normally pick up.
Set a goal to read a new book every quarter or couple months. A tangible target will keep you accountable.
There are thousands (if not more) opportunities to learn online. From videos, podcasts, webinars and more, you can access valuable content anywhere, anytime.
There’s no excuse not to; listen in the car, during lunch, between meetings, on a run. Consider a topic you’re interested in and take advantage of all the related online content available; because the internet is so vast, you’ll also gain access to dozens of different perspective and schools of thought, thus enriching your knowledge even more.
Consider attending a conference at least once a year or find a favorite and block it out on your calendar annually. If you have the time and resources, bring along some or all of your team members, so you can all be on the same page with the new content you’re learning.
Learn about yourself. How are you perceived by others? Does it hit the mark with the perception you have of yourself?
Seek feedback from a trusted colleague or peer who can help you see your leadership or communication styles from a different perspective. I
If you want to make a change, find an accountability partner who will remind you of your goals and keep you on track.
If you’re stuck in your comfort zone, it’s time to think bigger and better. Growth doesn’t happen when you’re comfortable. Take action today!
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