Over the years I have watched my colleagues in many different fields and realized there are those people who attend conferences, present at conferences, network with others, read journals, and work at their own growth and knowledge base to improve services to their clients. And then there are others who work as if they have “reached their professional pinnacle”.
It has always been important to me to be the former and maybe it is because I am a huge extrovert and I process information out loud, but I do know it has always been critical for me to learn more so I can do my job better. This has meant reading professional journals (hard to find the time), attending conferences (hard to find the money), taking classes (hard to find the time and money), and networking with other like-minded professionals (sometimes hard in a rural state like Maine).
What I’ve found over the years is that most of the people who really WANT to do some of these activities are busy people, very busy people. So how do you find the time?[Read more…] about Take 15 minutes this week to learn something important.