So on Day 12 I remembered a concept that I had heard ever since childhood from my Mother who had started a nursing school in Anderson, IN, was a professor at Marshall University (yes the one they made the movie about in Huntington, WV) and then started an Allied Health and Nursing Program at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. Oh and she went back to school to get her PhD in Adult Education my father also got his Doctor of Divinity degree as well. So the motto was “Live to Learn”.
This is why I went back to school to get my MBA in 2008.
Brad Sugar founder of “Action Coach” stated at one of his events, and I’m paraphrasing, that by reading 1 business book a week, you can become an expert in any business subject you choose and have the same knowledge of most MBA students after a year.
Recently I came across a great blog “Business Insider” who had an article written by Bianca Male and Aimee Goth that was titled “…21 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read” I’d like to add to this list:
“Trust Agent” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
“Empowered” by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler
“Good to Great” by Jim Collins (also check out his other books)
“4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris
There are also several programs and courses that you can take online to continue learning in the subject that you are interested in.
If you stop learning you stop expanding your mind and then your imagination. So go ahead and “Live to Learn”! Whether you work for someone or yourself!
The day we stop learning should be the day we die. In order for you to stay ahead of the rest and live outside of the “Comfort Zone” be sure to continue “Living to Learn”!
I see baby’s cry, I watch them grow, They’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know, And I think to myself, what a wonderful world -Louis Armstrong ‘What a Wonderful World’
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