It’s fall and its a pandemic 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 and if I am going to fit it into this calendar year, I better get going.
- 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 for an online course. 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 by a 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 smoke meat and fish in my backyard. I can deliver delicious smoked brisket to my friends and they will be really impressed with my new culinary skills. I will login 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 fall?