When I started working online it was a huge learning experience. Once I got a handle on the basics I told myself I wouldn’t stop learning because once you stop learning you stop moving forward. It’s not just business, you should always be taking time to learn and develop yourself. One of the ways I make sure I’m always learning is through reading. I recently realized it had been a while since I read a book so I asked the awesome Tiffany Lambert if she had any suggestions. I know she talks about books she’s reading on her blog quite often.
I requested a bunch of books from the library and today I went to pick them up and I’m so excited to dig in!
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1. When you work online there is going to be an audience you are trying to serve. Niches change and evolve. New strategies within your niche will appear. New research, new ideas… if you aren’t taking time to learn you have less knowledge to pass on to your audience. If you’re in the diet niche you should be reading about different diets and studies so you can pass on valuable insights.
2. As a niche leader or coach you want to know how to share your message more effectively. Reading books on teaching, learning, and leadership can all help a lot. Most of the books I picked up are about leadership or personal development.
3. Learning is a key part of happiness. The most successful and happy people all make time for personal development. It keeps the brain strong, keeps you thinking, and makes sure you don’t end up stagnating.
Here are the books I picked up today in case you want to check any of them out.
- The Power of Story – Jim Loehr
- The Art of Learning – Josh Waitzkin
- The Only Way to Win – Jim Loehr
- Sparks of Genius – Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein
If you were interested in the diet books I mentioned you can find those here:
I’m still deciding which to dig into first. Tomorrow I’ll write a bit about how I find time to fit learning into my daily activities but for today…
Let me know in the comments:
How do you fit learning into your busy schedule? What books have you read recently?