In light of Covid-19 (get all your updates here), the call for social distancing and ongoing travel bans means there’s going to be more at-home time in the coming months (check out what these celebs get up to at home).
Add in the global economic downturn and on-going job (in)security, new training government support schemes, this is the perfect moment to embark on learning some new skills, and/or hone some old ones.
Successful people aren’t always the most intelligent person in the room. They’re the ones that understand that knowledge is acquired over time, and make the time for it. Elon Musk taught himself how to build rockets by reading, Warren Buffet allocates 80 per cent of his day to reading and Bill Gates sets himself an aim to read 50 books a year (here are some books by female authors to get started on).
All in, learning something new should not just be about getting a promotion (although that is a good motivator and negotiation tool for a pay rise), it’s self growth and a way to practice self care – after all who else is going to invest in you, if you don’t do it first.
Here are 7 reasons why you should never stop learning.