The Pursuit Of Knowledge
As Property Managers, you’ll understand when I say that investing in your growth is just something that must be done to keep the knowledge growing and, therefore, producing.
So what exactly does that mean? In this context, I am referring to training and development.
In the wise words of Brandon Travis Ciaccio “The pursuit of knowledge is never-ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing”
Both professional and personal development is something that needs to be a priority. In fact, let’s take away “professional” and “personal” because really, it’s one and the same isn’t it? More than ever before, our personal and professional lives have collided and it’s now just our world; there is no differentiation. The point I am making is that whether we are doing something for the benefit of ourselves or professionally, at the end of the day it’s going to benefit us as a whole..
Maybe when you think of training, you think of having to spend an entire day away from the office, locked inside a room, listening to someone rambling on, not telling you anything you didn’t already know. No wonder it’s so unappealing to some!
It doesn’t need to be like that. In fact, it’s actually not like that anymore. Training and development is now so attainable, accessible and worthwhile.
We have so many resources at our fingertips. Think; webinars, online training, mentoring and coaching, networking – even something as small as signing up to one of the many industry-related publications. These are all really accessible and worthwhile resources that are very time effective with maximum return.
In addition to the above things you can be doing on a daily/weekly/monthly basis as part of your development routine, you have amazing events such as AREC and ARPM. Not only do these events provide a platform where you can be inspired and empowered by some of the thought leaders of our industry, you are given the opportunity to connect with people in your industry. These events are all about learning. And you can learn something from just about anyone.
The benefit to you will be phenomenal. When you are constantly increasing your knowledge and putting the learned skills into practice, you will surely notice the improvement.
I’ll finish with a quote by Christopher Morley – “There are three ingredients to the good life; Learning, earning and yearning”.
Leaning will lead to earning which in turn, will create a yearning to learn more, so you can earn more! (makes sense to me!).