Entrepreneurship means designing your own education

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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.

Case in point: I’ve have the liberty to attend awesome events like xPotomac, and soon I am headed to see a personal hero, Gary Vaynerchuk.

What learning opportunities do you invest your time in?

About Elise Perkins

Elise Perkins founded ep communications in 2014 after seven years of working for trade associations and think tanks. Today she focuses on building brands for businesses and people, using a savvy mix of content and influencer strategies. She sits on the board of Washington Women in Public Relations.

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