Welcome to this episode of Live Better with your host, Yasmin Shiraz. What do successful CEOs do that many of us don’t? Continue learning. Entrepreneurship and business magazines are constantly publishing articles on conferences and seminars where the attendees get the opportunity to network and learn from each other. Conferences that teach skills that you can incorporate in your business or in your life. So, here are a few questions, I’d like to ask you before we begin.


  1. Is there something you would like to learn that could help you in your current situation?


  1. Is there a skill out there that you wish you had?


  1. Do you ever find yourself feeling behind on technology or current ways of doing business or living?


If you answered yes to any of those three questions, then you may already understand the gist of this podcast. Successful people continue to learn long after they’ve become successful. Continued learning is Your Secret Weapon. A few weeks ago, I went to a two-day writing seminar. With my writing credits, people would say, “You don’t need a writing class.” But, I do. If you’ve met a writer who can tell you that he or she has mastered writing, you haven’t met a writer, you’ve met a fool. Life is about learning, any craft is about continuing to excel and do better and better. So, I went to this seminar, checked my ego at the door and learned. I wrote, did the exercises and the instructors struck notes within me that had never been hit. It was an awesome experience. Since the seminar, I’ve already put some of the lessons learned into my writing.


Before anyone says that classes and seminars cost money. Let me say, some of them do. But there are plenty of meet up classes and library classes that are completely free of charge and that feature real professionals, real instructors. So, please don’t allow your budget to tell you that you cannot access learning. You can. And you’ll be better for it.


Focus of yourself for a moment. Give yourself permission to take a class. Look for a class that you’ve secretly wanted to do for a long time. I look at life like we’re all warriors on the battlefield. Everything that you learn is like adding weapons to your armor. Every class makes your stronger. Every skill gives you a leg up on the competition. Give yourself the competitive edge that you deserve.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Live Better with Your Host Yasmin Shiraz. If you have any tips or questions that you’d like me address on my site or on the Live Better podcast, please email me at YShiraz AT YasminShiraz dot net. For more Live Better episodes, please visit www.yasminshiraz.net , sign up on iTunes or sign up on Stitcher Radio.

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