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One of the most powerful things that becoming an entrepreneur has done, is allow me to design my own education.
Now, I have a bachelor’s degree– but, like many of you, not all of my college courses spoke to me in an actionable and inspiring manner. And learning is a lifelong process.
Moreover, when we enter the workforce, our bosses or colleagues may not be the best teachers themselves. I would find myself actively seeking, in between 40+ hour workweeks and everyday life, mentors who I could learn from in a way that spoke to me. I quickly learned to look outside the office to find my own community.
Now as an entrepreneur with a relatively flexible schedule, emphasizing the right learning opportunities is more important than ever. In fact, I am in full control of what and how I learn the issues and concepts that are important to me.
It’s that freedom that’s allowed me to invest my time and energy (and money) in areas where I find true value – not where someone else says I should be.
What learning opportunities do you invest your time in?