Every title sales rep needs a coach – “Learn how to Learn”
“I HATE SCHOOL” is a common statement heard among many high school and Jr high age kids. In fact, some of them hate it so much they actually blame their teachers for their own unwillingness to listen and ultimately learn.
The older I get, the more I love learning. I do, however, have to admit that I was one of those school haters when I was young. I just hated slowing down to focus. That’s it. That was my real issue. In order to do better in school I would simply have to stop goofing off, hanging out so much with friends and buckle down and study, do homework and stay focused.
Recently I was speaking at an event and I noticed that there were only two types of people in the audience; Note takers and non-note takers!
The non-note takers sat, laughed, participated and were engaged the whole time, but they simply didn’t write down a single note.
We had a blast at this event and we worked through very specific issues relative to their business. It was evident by their facial expressions, answers and body language that these issues were critical and the solutions were significantly needed.
Why didn’t they take notes? Was it because they are audio learners? Was it because they thought they could remember? Or was it because they simply weren’t ready to make themselves accountable to the information? The world may never really know.
The second group was the note takers. These are the people who seemed to write down everything we discussed. In fact, I found who I might assume were the two most successful people in the room. You guessed it, taking notes. In fact they took pages of notes. So many that I was wondering how they would decipher through them when they got back.
The thing I have noticed throughout my entire career is that the people who devote themselves to continuously learning and continuously implementing what they learn are absolutely the most successful.
Does this mean that those who don’t take notes or read books or listen to CD’s won’t be successful? Not at all. In fact many of them are. Many of them simply learn differently and this system works fine for them.
The real key here is to always be a learner. The moment we feel like we know something is the moment that we instantly stop learning in that area.
I encourage you today to become an endless learner!
Never stop reading, listening and participating in the process of gaining knowledge.
Darryl Turner is the CEO of the Darryl Turner Corporation based in California. DTC organizations specialize in the advancement of companies in any economy. Darryl is also an international motivational, business, sales, management and leadership speaker delivering more than 200 live events annually.
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