5 Reasons Why I’m Attending Training Courses, 6 years after Starting my Business
Recently I have been fortunate enough to attend many different training courses within our local area from Social Media and analytics, to video production, selling skills and SEO management.
When I first took interest in business and being an entrepreneur I attended training but once my business began to grow and established I found it harder and harder to step out of the workroom and back into the classroom but learning never stopped.
1. I am a strong believer in continual self development, there is always something new to learn. Technology and customer expectations are continually changing and to keep up and ahead you have to develop too meet these new wants and needs.
I love learning, I am a very hands on learning and learn as you go but I also love watching documentaries on YouTube or listening to TedTalks on my mobile phone, which are great free resources for continual learning. There is a wealth of resources at the click of a button nowadays, we are so lucky!
2. Attending training is a great way to network and meet other businesses in varying stages, it is amazing how much you can learn and share with others and never underestimate the power of networking but that is a blog for another day though.
3. As a manager it is my role to train my employees and set the standards by which I want them to adhere. By attending training I am continuing to make meaningful contributions to my teams’ education and skills, developing so my weakness does not become theirs. I am able to pass on what I have learned to my team and implement changes where I see there is improvement to be made, involving them in the implementation allows them to learn and be involved in the business so they too can share in the success.
4. Your personal and professional development shouldn’t be a paper exercise; if you see it as a paper exercise you are doing it wrong! Personal and Professional Development is identifying your areas of weakness and areas of improvement, setting goals and targets to help you reach those goals.
It can be as simple as learning how to cook a new meal or losing weight, people don’t often see this as personal development but that is just what it is.
5. Procrastination is a killer to business, putting things off and delaying only bites you back. By attending preset courses out with the workplace I am making time for my education, setting aside time to learn rather than putting it off like I might otherwise.