Leaders are insatiable for knowledge. They always have their nose in a book, are attending a workshop, listening to a podcast or teaching themselves a new skill. Learning increases their value to their organization and to their staff.
In today’s fast-changing world, it is essential to keep up with the latest marketing trends, the most recent technology updates and finding more productive ways of getting the job done. This all requires thinking outside of the box and looking for answers that aren’t under your nose.
As a small business owner, you must be resourceful to keep your business moving forward and that means investing in yourself. Everyone talks about self-care and preventing burn out, but few entrepreneurs take the time to put a plan into action. One way to practice self-care is to schedule time for your personal development. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a ton of money.
Thoughtfully choose one or two areas you want to grow in over the next six to twelve months. Seek out reputable authors and create a reading plan. Schedule 30 minutes each day to read a chapter and focus on how to apply that knowledge to your business.
Perhaps you want to implement new workflow systems in your company, increase time management skills with your staff or improve morale. There are plenty of resources at your fingertips to help you make minor adjustments in your business that will pay off by creating a better bottom line, increasing family time or having happier employees.
How do you define success? What changes do you want to see happen in your business to improve your quality of life? Please comment below.