Why You Should Learn Something New Everyday
Feeding your brain is an essential part of becoming a successful entrepreneur so you must learn something new everyday! You need to train your brain to become a sponge and soak up new and complex information to be able to steer your business in the right direction and keep up with your competitors.
That doesn’t necessarily mean a return to school days with mountains of homework. It’s the process of learning something new that’s important, not what you actually learn! Spending a whole day looking at sales data then spending the evening learning about cake decorating will do more for your business than another epic shift of stats!
Your brain needs a break from your business in order to process what you are doing and return to tasks with a fresh perspective and new ideas. Learning something new everyday will actually increase the size of your brain, creating new neuro-pathways which is excellent for brain health, especially as you age.
Taking an online piano class will do wonders for your brain. The benefits of music on the brain is well documented and proven to boost IQ, especially in children when their brain is growing at a rapid rate. You get a double whammy of music and learning but that’s not all, you also get the stress-relieving benefits of music – result!
As an entrepreneur you need to process a vast amount of information, think on your feet and be able to formulate complex strategic plans. You need your brain to be able to perform at it’s peak to cope with all of the pressures of running a business without being crippled by stress.
Going to an evening class at a local college allows you to meet new people and chat about things other than how stressful it is to start your business. But even if you are doing an online class from home, learning something new will be energizing, refreshing and will ignite your passion. It will stop you from getting bored, into a rut and give you something to look forward to after a hard day of grafting by mixing things up a little.
Learning something new can give you the opportunity for some precious ‘me time’ or you can go to a class with a friend and have a great laugh. A salsa class with your partner or a hand-to-hand combat class with your best friend will be sure to make you smile. Socializing with others, smiling, laughing and having fun will be great for your brain and your business will benefit from you being a more balanced and well-rounded person.
Plus knowledge is power. Learning something new as part of your normal routine will empower you. You will gain confidence knowing that whatever difficulty you face, you can overcome it by learning a new skill, deepening your understanding or taking your expertise to the next level.
Everything we know about the world is accessible through the power of the internet – use it to super-charge your brain and your business!