One weekend in early August, I took myself along to a Business Incubator Bootcamp, which is run over a weekend by ‘Business Prophet’ Wilson Luna.
I went in with an open mind, not knowing what information would be shared, or the presenters view and philosophy on business.
Pushing a few cult-ish moments aside (think loud proclamations of ‘yes YES’ being called across the room throughout the presentations) I was pleasantly surprised—valuable information was shared, and I walked away having learned something new and with a fresh perspective.
It was a MASSIVE two days and by the end of the weekend I could not absorb any more information. I don’t think it sunk in until the week following.
What I want to talk about isn’t my weekend, but instead, what I learned and also the topic of professional development and constantly extending and challenging yourself.
What I learned:
Much of the points that resonated with me were things that I already knew, but sometimes it takes someone else saying it to really bring it home. You know what I mean?
Some of the things covered over the course of the weekend were like a smack in the face. They really challenged me and my way of thinking and prompted my to really look at what was important.
It was a great exercise that honed my focus and got me back to where I wanted to go.
My learning and development style is one that benefits from a regular burst of professional development or new learning. What about you? How much value do you place on on-going education and learning? Do you actively pursue professional development opportunities or take a more ad-hoc approach?
I think that everyone learns differently but I do thing on-going learning throughout your career is really important. With techniques and technology changing all the time, I think we owe it to ourselves and our clients to ensure we’re in-the-know.
And, on a more personal note, the more to you know/read about, the more interesting dinner conversation you can make!
A book review on ‘Entrepreneurial Leadership’ by Wilson Luna is to follow.
Until next time,
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