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These days with the technology, and what we have got available to us we can do so much, we can carry music around with us, carry books, and in fact we can now carry a load of stuff around with us. The question that it got me thinking about is: what do we actually carry around? Is it the stuff that we need to help us go to the next level, to be where we need to be in the future or achieve what we want to achieve in the future. The type of music we listen to, the type of books we read, the type of articles we look at, and the sights we go looking at or feeding our mind in some way. They are either pushing us to another level or they are holding us back.
So, I got to thinking about it and I was thinking about the work place. What sort of literature do you provide for people to read? Many organisations you know don’t necessarily provide anything. I started to realise that the good organisations that I’d been to actually put literature out there that was good for the employees, that was stuff that they wanted to learn. In fact, many of them have got libraries and people are encouraged to borrow the books from the libraries. And they have books that would help them develop them, improve their knowledge, skills, their ability and so forth.
So I was thinking about in your business, do you have that encouragement for people to learn the right things, to have access to the things they need that makes them better? Are you actively encouraging people? Because really we are in the day and age when people are going to be more responsible for their own learning. The type of music that people are listening to, does it get them in the mood for the job that they do? Is it the type of music that stimulates them? Or is it like walking into the morgue at the beginning of the day?
Music can make a difference!
So for this month I wanted you to consider what are you providing? Are you thinking about these little intricacies? We can talk about décor; we could talk about a lot of things, but things like reading and music are things that are quite easy to implement and to encourage people with that can actually make a difference.
So my questions for you this month are:
- What are you doing?
- Are you doing anything at all?
What are you doing about actively ensuring the flow of knowledge into your organisation, are you are having some sort of input to it? I’m not saying that you control it or anything like that, but you are having input into it. For that matter with your children, you should be doing the same thing if you have got children.
So what are you doing about it and what do you need to do to get to the next level? I am telling you now, 2012 is going to be another challenging year up ahead and if we are not feeding ourselves with the right things in the right way at the right time, then we are not going to be able to grow as individuals. If we don’t grow as individuals, then our businesses won’t grow either.
Something to think about this month
It’s great to see you again and hope to catch up with you next month.
Have a great month!
Bye for now!
P.S – Please check out our new venture over at Bridle Infocus. Also we have new Learning Point DVD’s coming in the New Year, which will be available through Bridle Infocus.