Education Is Key to Staying on the Cutting Edge

How much time or resources are you investing toward your continued learning?

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Alex Hailstock—entrepreneur, fitness authority and personal development mentor—shares why continuous education is so incredibly crucial to a leader’s success.

“To develop as a leader, you've got to continuously educate yourself,” says Alex. “I invest at least 10 percent of my income every month toward self-education… Being on the cutting edge of what's going on in the industry or the industries I plan on going into is critical. So constantly upgrade your education would be one rule that I would implement if you're looking to be more successful.”

Watch the video to learn more from Alex about why you should invest in your continued learning.

To develop as a leader, you've got to continuously educate yourself, because the information that you learned even today or even three months ago is constantly being outdated. There's new information. There's more cutting edge information. So if you want to be a leader in your marketplace, be a leader in your industry, continuously educate yourself.

I invest at least 10 percent of my income every month toward self-education. That's very important to me. Being on the cutting edge of what's going on in the industry or the industries I plan on going into is critical. So constantly upgrade your education would be one rule that I would implement if you're looking to be more successful.

So I self-educate from a variety of areas. One main one is actually YouTube. There's a lot of great information out there for free, people who just want to share their story and their tips for success. Also, I'm a huge reader. I'm reading a book a month now on a variety of topics. If it is in personal development, if it is in finances, if it is in sales, if it is in emotional intelligence, I'm constantly reading and improving myself and I'm also attending seminars like Leadercast that helped me develop as a person.

I'm always striving for constant improvement. Even if you're proficient in an area, that's not the end all be all. You need to constantly upgrade and improve your skill set because there's no such thing as a status quo with success. If you're not upgrading, you're definitely falling behind. So, even if you feel proficient, be humble enough. Really be humble enough to say, "I don't know everything. There's more to learn." And it may not be any particular topic, but if you're just willing and open to experiences and learning more, you're going to continuously be growing. And so, that's one rule that I really do follow, is I don't know everything, generally speaking, and I'm always willing to hear a perspective, I'm always willing to take criticism because I'm humble enough to accept that criticism.
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Alex Hailstock

Alex Hailstock is an entrepreneur, fitness authority and personal development mentor. As a recognized fitness expert, he inspires and instructs countless people through total body transformations, and helps them actualize their full p...

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