We are all so busy. You hear it all the time.
“I’m too busy.”
- Learn how to speak effectively in public
- Study the world’s major religions
- Hike the Grand Canyon
- Understand the stock market
- Get married, buy a house, and have two kids
- Teach (something, anything)
- Get published
- Email a tip of the week to all employees. It can be an interesting story about how the company was formed (the “elevator speech” of the founder), a marketing or sales tip (even those working in accounting or design can benefit from), or an employee fact.
- Develop an in-house office library—equipped with general self-help books, industry resources, sales success—that all employees can access.
- Show and tell. It doesn’t have to be for only kindergarteners. I implemented this at a former company and it was hugely successful. Employees liked the short break from work; the owner loved that everyone walked away feeling inspired.
- Check out local classes. Local libraries, community colleges, and each county’s department of community services often have free or low-cost programs and seminars.