It should come as no surprise that earning and learning go hand in hand, and that applies to much more than just the connection between college degrees and the salaries they generate. Business owners and operators, not to mention advancement-oriented staff members, will be well served by a daily pursuit of knowledge ranging from the trivial to the essential. Here are a few suggestions that we’ve turned into regular practices:
+Read the headlines of the day, every day. It will make you more interesting and keep you in touch with the world.
+Research the availability of free blogs and online publications (like this one!) related to your specific field or the interests of your customers. Sign up and encourage your employees to do so as well, but most importantly, make time to read them. We especially like The Monday Morning Memo, a marketing and advertising posting available FOR FREE at MondayMorningMemo.com from a very clever fellow named Roy H. Williams, Jr.
+See what’s offered by your local Chamber of Commerce with regard to classes, seminars, and mentoring from other business professionals. They’ll probably ask you to join, but if they’re offering these kinds of things, why wouldn’t you?
+Every once in a while, visit the magazine rack of a major book store and publication that you have never read before that simply “looks interesting”.
+Make a point to chat up someone older and younger than you about anything that interests them. You’d be surprised to hear the differences in what a senior and a “tween” have to say about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s all about perspective.
+Subscribe to Fast Company or read it online. Trust us on this one.
The best part of learning is sharing that information with someone else. If you know of someone who would benefit from our blog postings or from advance notice on special deals from eSigns.com, we hope you’ll tell them about us. One of Aristotle Onassis’ least known quotes is, “The secret to success is to know something that nobody else knows.” We’re betting that he kept learning all of his life!