This guest post is by Christine Meunier.
Each day you learn, you are improving yourself. With that in mind, it is a great goal to set, to learn something new on a daily basis! We can never know everything, but we can consistently improve on what we do know. As we acquire knowledge and appropriately put it into action, then we are practicing wisdom.
Improving Your Knowledge
Are there particular areas in which you feel you are a little weak with regards to knowledge? Do you want this to change? If your answer is yes, then great! If you are willing to invest time reading, then you can strengthen yourself in these areas. The best part of this is that it doesn’t have to cost you!
Let’s consider some examples of things you would like to improve your knowledge of:
Managing finances – perhaps you feel this is an area where you aren’t doing as well as you could be. Whether it’s setting and sticking to a budget, paying bills on time, or investing, there are books and articles out there to help you!
Saving – many people feel they do ok with the money they earn and spend, but they aren’t saving as much as they would like. Likewise, there are books and helpful articles to provide ways to cut down on spending and increase your savings, or even just to earn more interest on your savings!
Managing time – as we learn how to effectively manage our time we find a number of things happen. We get done what we need to. We learn to prioritize. We achieve more and feel less stressed.
Keeping fit – perhaps you want a guideline on how to improve your physical shape and get into a healthy fitness routine!
There is no limit on what topic you could choose to improve upon. If you have a question about how to do something better, or even just how to do something in a particular area, chances are the answer can be found online! With the joys of search engines, within seconds you can type in your request and find a myriad of answers on different websites.
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The answers may vary greatly or may be resoundingly the same. Either way, you can ask a question and find potential solutions for your problem or suggestions for how to achieve the desired goal.
How can you benefit from Free Online Learning?
How do you best learn something? Are you someone who finds books of great benefit? Or maybe you prefer to watch a video and see someone explaining a concept! Maybe hearing information is enough for you to retain it.
If you have a particular learning style that you know works best for you, then you can look out for this particular way of learning on your topic. Consider podcasts, video courses, eBooks or online articles. There are lots of different options to cover your preferred learning style!
What’s also wonderful to know is that a lot of this information you can access for free. Let’s consider eBooks first. Did you know that every day on Amazon there are free books you can download? Just hop onto Amazon, do a search in the Kindle store and sort the results based on price from lowest to highest.
Each month I do this for the topics of horses and Christian and I find so many resources to read and enjoy! Pick your topics and see what’s available. What’s great to note is that in a few days time, different books will be available to you!
Now chances are if you type your question into a search engine, you will find free articles and blog posts that help you to determine an answer or learn more. So don’t discount this type of learning!
There are also free courses that you can undertake online. These may be video focused as happens with a platform like 100 Bestselling Courses-Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writeror other courses may include PowerPoints or PDF files.
A website like TeachersPayTeachers provides many educational resources for teachers, but anyone can access these. And better yet, every person who sells on this platform must provide at least one free product before they put any up for sale!
There are many platforms and resources online that can be utilized by you. Be sure to ask others what they have found to be of benefit to them. Then, check out these platforms and research your desired topics. As you do so, set yourself goals to achieve.
This may be to read a certain number of articles or books, complete a particular course within a given timeframe or get to a certain level of fitness. The great thing about the internet is it can be very social – and encourage accountability. You can do ’30 day challenges’ with heaps of other people and keep each other up to date on your journey and progress.
Make the choice to improve your education right now. Set some goals for the next 30 days and start researching.
Christine Meunier is obsessed with education – particularly that which is horse related. She writes a blog – Equus Education – which focuses on equine-related careers and travel around the world. You can view it at http://equus-blog.com/