Our whole life is based on different type of learning. It’s part of us, and every moment in our life we learn something new. But, sometimes learning can become one of the biggest problems for entrepreneurs.
Do you find yourself with an endless list of what you want or need to learn?
Do you find yourself to pay for different courses or books, or searching the internet whole day to find and learn something new, but at the end again you think that there is something more you need to learn?
These questions are reality for many today’s entrepreneurs especially now when we live in the world where everything can be easily found in the form for learning. You have Internet, Amazon, YouTube… The list is really big.
The constant question is where to start and what to use?
Here, I want to share seven tips that can help you in implementing a systematic approach when it comes to learning.
1. Motivation to Solve the Problem
You need to have a problem and really positive inspiration and motivation to solve that problem. Solving a problem always means learning something new. If you want to learn something new based on a solution, find a real problem that you desperately want to solve.
2. Learning from Experience
Learn from your own experience, but also from other people’s experience. The best learning comes from your own experience, regardless if it is a good or bad experience. But, why you do not combine your own experience with other people’s experience, especially when you want to put your own experience on the lowest possible level for mistakes.
3. Use Different Learning Techniques
Combine different learning techniques. For example, learning from experience, learning through reading, learning from talking with different individuals as customers, employees, friends, mentors… Combine different learning experience and you can see the high effect on your business potential energy.
4. Be Systematic When it Comes to Learning
You will need to be systematic in your learning approach if you don’t want to lose your focus. Sometimes learning can become really frustrating for you, especially because you will always think there is something more for learning. Learning can increase your business potential energy, but it can’t transform that energy in kinetic that will bring real results or you.
5. Think With the End in Mind
Yes, before you start learning something think with the end in mind. If you don’t want to lose your focus when you are learning you need to start with the end in mind, or simply what you want to achieve after your learning activities. In such a way you will know exactly what you need to learn, what learning techniques to use and where to find learning materials. Save your time before you began with the learning process.
6. Implement what You’ve Learned
When you learn something, immediately try to implement it in your work. As I already mentioned, learning without implementing what you learn is not what you want at the end. If you really want to feel the benefits from learning, you will need to take actions and implement what you have learned in your everyday work.
7. You Don’t Know Everything
Don’t think that you know everything, there will be always something new to learn. Even this is dangerous it is a fact. You can’t say that you know everything. Your job will need different skills and knowledge to be invested on your side on the everyday level.
Question: What is your experience with the learning process as an entrepreneur?