Remaining teachable should be at the top of your personal and professional development goals. What does it mean to remain “teachable”? It means fostering, maintaining and pursuing the desire to listen and learn. By listening and learning, you will grow. Being teachable is not something that you’re born with, it’s not a matter of competence, it is more a matter of attitude. It’s being open to learning, and relearning, throughout your life.
A few events happened in my personal life recently that made me re-examine the sales process. The first event centered around my son leasing his first condominium. The saleswoman showed them the unit, got them to the point of signing, and then stopped communicating with them altogether as her part was done. A better sales approach would have been to take a moment and realize that these were young kids, nervous about their first official rental, and then walking them through the entire process right down to the key transfer.
Time. We all have 168 hours a week. How we allocate that time is just as different and unique as we are as individuals. However, there are many of us who wish for “just a few more hours in the day” to get things done. Say, for example, you need to take courses to upskill, or to fulfill continuing education requirements. You may wonder, where am I going to find time to do that?
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There’s nothing like the start of a new year to rejoice in our past successes, reflect on our mistakes, and resolve to learn something new.
Professional Development can take many forms. It might consist of reading books pertaining to your career, participating in networking events, or taking courses for continuing education credits.
Professionals in all fields should frequently seek out development opportunities to enable them to stay current and informed. And, let’s face it, learning something new can be invigorating!
We all encounter problems in our everyday lives – whether at work or at home. Common problems might be time-management issues, or personality conflicts at the work-place. As unpleasant as some of these problems can be, it’s important to come up with an effective strategy to dealing with them. The following steps can help you better identify issues and come up with solutions for life’s obstacles!
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career. It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field, and in the professional world in general, in order to remain capable and competent in your position.
In light of my current crazed mental state, I hit upon the idea of writing on the topic of the “organized mind” for this blog piece. Imagine my surprise (and feeling of validation that I am not alone) when I found a book written by neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin entitled, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”
I had an epiphany the other day; I work so hard to make a living for my family, but what about working equally hard to make a life for myself?
At the end of most days, while I felt that I’d accomplished something in my professional life there was always the feeling that something important was missing.
Most days, it seemed all I had time to do was work. I felt depleted and started brainstorming ways I might enrich my life. Make time for other things that mattered. Prioritize.
So, I decided that each day I would do something to feed my: