Need to Refresh? Take a Course

It’s spring and even though things seem almost out-of-control busy, I am going to sign up for a course.  I have not decided what the topic will be but I am going to do it.

I am doing it for three reasons. 

  • One of my new year’s resolutions was to learn more.
  • Fitting something in to my schedule will force me to use my time better.
  • I will meet new people.

Pretty powerful stuff right?

There are so many options for learning.  I can go to my local YMCA or community college.  I can talk with friends and colleagues.  I can also check out LinkedIn Learning.  The site offers a ton of different choices.  You don’t have to take a course on the site; you can just use it for ideas and then find the material delivered in person in your community.

I have not decided if I will learn something for my business life or my personal life.  In the end, I don’t think it will matter.  The act of doing something new will impact both parts of my routine.

Say I learn to make a soufflé.  I will invite friends over and they will be really impressed with my new culinary skills.  I will come to work the next day with a new found confidence and generally feeling pretty good about myself.  That will make me more effective in my job.

But if I learn how to ask better interview questions, that will be good too.  I will be able to put forward better quality candidates and my clients will be happier.  I will go home feeling positive and that will make dinner with my family more fun.

So, it doesn’t really matter what I decide to learn.  The important thing is to sign up and see it through.  What will you learn this spring?

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