Expand Your Skill Set in 2016 – Learn More, Achieve More

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In honor of Valentines Day being right around the corner, I decided to send a quick post that sums up something I truly love – Learning.

I don’t think we can ever really stop learning.  Let me rephrase that – I don’t think we ever SHOULD stop learning.

One of my favorite quotes is “Formal Education will make you a living; Self Education will make you a fortune.” Consistent learning is so important to the growth of your business. This doesn’t mean that you need to drop everything and go back to school, however. There are a TON of resources out there that will allow you to broaden your knowledge and expand your skills in a variety of different areas. The possibilities really are endless.

As Virtual Assistants, we want to offer services to our clients that showcase our knowledge in those specific areas. No matter if you specialize in graphic design, transcription, copywriting, or a multitude of other services, it’s important to keep those skills fresh and up to date.

Sometimes it’s even necessary to add services to our arsenal if we want to attract more clients, or simply increase our income.

Today it’s easier than ever to learn new skills and expand our knowledge. In fact there are several websites that specialize in just that: helping you learn new skills for your business/personal life.

I came across a great article that I want to share with you, 23 Awesome Websites for Learning New Skills by Joshua Jackson, Co-founder at Zapuddo. I’ve personally tried a few of these sites out already and I’m amazed at how much you can learn.

This article allows you to see the many possible resources we have right at our fingertips. You may be familiar with many of these sites but it really gives a good overview on what is out there.  You can learn anything from coding to design to social media to business strategy and marketing. The options are truly endless.

On a side note, I want to mention that it’s important to not get stuck in the “Learning but taking no action” phase as you go along. I did this for quite some time, thinking I had to learn more and more and more before I was ready. The important thing to remember is putting those new skills into action and taking advantage of your newfound knowledge.

Hope this finds you all doing well! Have a great rest of the week!

~ Kristin

 

 


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