Staying aware of current events, changes in your field (and your clients’ industries) is key to staying viable in your career. Casey’s eTip: Stay Current in Your Field Part 2
Last week I shared different sources of information so you can stay current. Here are some strategies to make it happen:
- Block time to read, watch or listen. It if matters to you, it needs to be on your calendar, as important as a meeting with another human.
- Read, watch or listen a little at a time, rather than planning a binge of catching up that probably won’t happen and isn’t conducive to retention and integration.
- Give your full attention. There’s no point in trying to learn something if your mind is not fully engaged. The only possible exception to the “no multi-tasking” rule is learn while doing another task that requires almost no mental power, e.g., eating lunch or walking around the building.
(This eTip brought to you by the Resources link in your Productivity Chain.)