One of the best ways to make yourself more valuable to your present or future employer is to set and reach self development goals. Some of the most exciting things will come your way when you stay on a learning curve.
Invest in Your Knowledge Base
Like wise old Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you take the coins of your change purse and empty them into your head, your change purse will never be empty”. The first thing to do is set up a learning system savings account that will insure that you will acquire a steady flow of fresh information and ideas on a regular basis. By taking a percentage of every pay check and depositing it into a sub account in your bank, you make it painless and convenient to purchase the specialized knowledge you need and want. This knowledge can help you develop your value in the market place.
There are several places you can acquire the knowledge you need to get ahead. One excellent place is subscribing to professional newsletters. Many are free and provide valuable information that can put you ahead of others in your field. By keeping current on the issues in your field, it gives you the advantage of using that information in your current or future jobs.
Amazon.com is an amazing place to acquire useful learning materials that can advance your knowledge base and your career. Often times you can purchase a used copy of a book or cd program that can make it very affordable in anyone’s budget.
Another place to look is the library. All you need is a library card and a wealth of information and resources are open to you. From the reference librarians, to the books and computers available, you can tap into a huge learning opportunity.
When you increase your learning power, you increase your earning power, and with earning power you create the life style you want and need.
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Tom Borg is president of Tom Borg Consulting, LLC. He is a business consultant, speaker, coach and author. He helps companies and organization become more profitable by increasing their value and lowering their costs through the professional development of their managers and employees.