23 Oct “What Did You Learn Today?”
When you were a kid, this was probably the first question that you heard when got home from school or sat down at the table for dinner. But even though you probably don’t hear it as often (if at all) it’s still something that you should consider.
Or maybe, you should consider this: Are you a lifelong learner?
Lifelong learners are people who actively and continually learn new things every day, week, month and year. They expose themselves to things beyond their normal interests just to see what is happening in the world. Not only does this practice improve your knowledge, but it recalls the days of being younger and learning new things all the time… a feeling that we all could use a little more of.
The first step to becoming a lifelong learner is making the time. It doesn’t take long…just 5, 10 or 15 minutes a day to search up something on the internet or open up a book. Got more time? Go to a museum or try a new hobby. Or, expand your knowledge in something that ALL dentists should make time for—business education. Joining a business-focused study club can be powerful way of learning that helps your practice and plugs you into a network of people dedicated to meaningful and purpose-driven learning.
Whether it’s reading a popular biography or hearing about the latest marketing strategy from a colleague, learning broadens insights, leads to innovative ideas and ultimately makes you a better practice leader.