Day 12 Live to Learn (2013 – revisited)

Live to Learn on Day 12: Since I wrote the original post I have learned quite a bit, about business, life, challenge, struggle, failure and success. And instead of boring you with what I’ve learned the key is that everyone must continue learning. In my field of Social…(the adjectives keep changing) Media, Marketing, Business Strategy, Whole Brain Messaging, Capital,  and so on – it keeps changing, sometimes daily, so it is a constant learning process.

We live in a world of information overload and constant change. It is up to each of us to filter the information we receive and consume to fit our interests and likes. Some people look at our world of technology and gadgets as a negative but I think that we are living in an unprecedented time of enlightenment. The information is out there for you to learn whatever it is you want to learn you just have to go and get it. And even that is not as hard as it used to be. There is this little thing called the Internet maybe you’ve heard of it? 🙂

So enjoy your weekend and remember to continually learn new things to keep your brain active and your future bright.

Profile PicLes Adkins is the CEO of Orange SMS Consulting and an International Social Business Strategist, speaker, consultant and author. Bringing strategy and whole brain thinking to creative campaigns and social media through his work. Please follow @mysylbert and connect on LinkedIn Join us on FB and Google+ as well.

(Original Post –Posted on October 17, 2011)

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”.

I Can Watch Me!Both my parents were well into their adult lives and had high school and college age children when they got their Doctorate Degrees. So I come from a family of “continual learners”.

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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