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Professional Development Growth Strategies

By Garrett Spence   |    October 19, 2017   |    9:02 AM

  

How to Create a Professional Development Growth Strategy

As an ambitious entrepreneur, you are not content with second rate business results nor a mediocre career. Instead you want to see your career flourish and your business evolve on an upward curve. For those who are smart and seek success, the good news is that you can learn anything you need to learn in order to accomplish any career goal you desire. There are numerous resources from books, audio programs and seminars for you to learn and grow from. All you need to succeed is determination and dedication. Here is how to implement your personal professional development growth strategy.

Dedicate Time to Studying

Set aside one hour per day for studying. Pick a subject that will boost your business and guarantee your success as an entrepreneur. If you study daily you will become an expert in a year or two. If one hour seems like a lot, consider the fact that the average adult watches three hours of television per day. Take the time to choose books and educational resources that have been written by those that have attained success in your sector. Books can be the gateway to success, allowing you to find out what the leaders did right, where they went wrong and how they achieved their results. This way you can avoid their mistakes, emulate their strategies and improve upon them

Listen to Audio Programs

There are times when it will be difficult to read or attend seminars; at this point make sure you listen to educational audio programs that will boost your knowledge of your industry. These will help your professional development.  Audio program learning is a revolutionary form of education for those who seek professional development, as it allows you to easily and rapidly become an expert. The advantage of audio programs is that listeners can learn while they are doing something else. For example, if you have a long drive to work, or have to take a noisy flight, or like to spend an hour at the gym daily, you will not be able to read during those times. However that time can still be dedicated to your professional growth. By listening to an audio program, this will allow you to maximize your time, so that you can learn new things while accomplishing other tasks. Suddenly those numerous void hours where you could not work, become valuable learning time. The average Canadian spends about one hour a day commuting. Instead of losing that time, turn it into productive time that promotes your professional development.

Attend Seminars

If you want to ensure your professional development, you should regularly attend seminars presented by the leaders in your sector. Put aside financial resources, allocate time and set a goal to attend a specific number of seminars yearly and schedule your seminars far in advance. Attend events that are pertinent, those that guarantee that you learn how to use the latest, state-of-the-art techniques in your sector, so that you are always ahead of the curve. Although studying books and listening to audio programs can help your professional development, attending live seminars guarantees a concentrated learning experience where you can spend multiple hours focusing on a topic that will boost your career growth. Additionally, you can network with other professional growth-oriented people, while learning directly from some of the best minds in the industry.