I missed the opportunity. Back in the 90’s and early 00’s I spent some 8 years working for big companies. I never really took advantage of the skills development programmes they put in place.
When we were growing our ventures and getting ready to go on our adventures, the single biggest thing I did to change everything in our world was to develop a learning habit. It’s a habit that doesn’t go away.
By my calculations over the last 12 months I’ve done 11 days of training courses (in addition to online training courses, 1:1 coaching with three different leaders in their fields and multiple books). It’s Saturday just after 8am and I’m heading into London for a full day of skills training.
The learning never stops. Pen and paper at the ready to learn from people who have skills and knowledge that I want to have too.