People always use the excuse that they never have time to learn. I'd argue that there is a decent amount of time to learn something new every day. Learning takes dedication. You probably have an hour or more a day to learn going to and from work. With the advent of MP3 players and the availability of downloadable podcasts, the chance to learn how to be successful online has never been easier.
To be successful online you need to be constantly learning. You might not be able to work on our web sites at every free moment. Tweaking your web site on your laptop while in traffic doesn't strike me as the best idea. But we can certainly make the most of time when we aren't actually working. I've identified two easy to implement ideas that are tremendously helpful to learning. They won't work if you aren't dedicated.
Learn while you drive or take public transportation
Try giving up some of your radio time to learn something new. While you are driving or commuting to work listen to a book on tape or CD about business or marketing. The selection of helpful audio books is vast. Your library might have some great books on tape or CD, all for free! MP3 players allow you to listen to audio podcasts of various online gurus. Depending on where you live you might be able to get a few hours of learning, just sitting in traffic or on the train.
Learn while you exercise
If you have an MP3 player, use it during running or working out. Load it up with some useful podcasts and you're good to go as you exercise. If you use a paper notebook to track your workout routine keep an area to write down new ideas that jump into your brain.
Read while you wait
Another suggestion is always have a book to read. Just one book at a time would suffice. Bring it with you where ever you go. Whenever you are waiting in line or waiting for an appointment, start reading. If you put forth a decent amount of dedication you could probably finish a book in a week or two.
With all the technology at our disposal it has never been easier to learn something new. You probably have your own ideas for learning sessions. It's up to you to determine how you use your time. You can always make more money, but you can't make more time.
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