Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Learn Something New Everyday

Your grandfather probably told you to
“learn something new everyday”. Your
grandfather was giving you advice that works
for your small business as well as your own
education.

One of my clients reminded me, this week, of the
importance of learning something new everyday.
He has a piece of his business that is very time
consuming and cumbersome. He’s been working
to find technology that will help to alleviate the
problem. He thinks he’s found a solution that will
save him two days of work per week. Not two
hours—TWO DAYS!! For a small business owner,
that’s a huge chunk of “found” time.

I was reading a biography this week in which the
subject talks of going to “finishing school”. For
anyone who hasn’t run into the term before,
finishing schools were designed for young women
of the Victorian era to “finish” their education. They
learned skills to make them more marriageable, able
to discuss world events in the drawing room, how to
to communicate well with people from all walks of life,
to learn more advanced foreign language skills, polish
their musical talents, etc. Finishing school usually
lasted for one year and then, Voila! your education
was finished!

For small business owners, there is no such thing as
“finishing school”. Our education process never ends.
The best business owners I know are always learning
something new. Always looking for ways to make
their businesses run better. Always striving to become
better, smarter business owners.

So take your grandfather’s advice, learn something
new today that will move your business forward.

Until next time,
Caroline Jordan
Get Knowledge. Get Focus. Get Results.
The Jordan Result