“Ancora Imparo: Yet I Am Learning!” — Michelangelo, age 87
Always be learning. This is something that I was not always good at. I will admit, all throughout my school years I was bored. Or I thought I was bored. Who knows the real cause, but for some reason, I didn’t fully engage. I know that my teachers and professors realized that back then and tried their best to get me to plug in. But it just didn’t happen. As a matter of fact, some of my college professors were so surprised that I graduated they actually applauded as I crossed the stage with my college diploma.
Just so we are clear, I am not saying that I am proud of all that wasted time and energy trying NOT to learn. Quite the opposite. As a late forty-something looking back, I wish that I had been more engaged. Or found a way to NOT be bored, or whatever. (I actually blame rock ‘n roll, girls, and the ’80s in general, but that’s for another article.)
As a late forty-something looking forward, I am wishing that I had more time to invest in learning and knowledge in general. There are so many good books, and documentaries, and movies, and songs, and cultures, and people…just not enough time. Or at least not enough time for me to learn it ALL. But I am doing what I can to feed my brain. I have realized that in order to serve my clients better, I need to keep learning. To investigate. To follow a thread that interests me, even if it leads me down a rabbit hole. The more we learn, the better equipped we are to tackle the challenges thrown at us.
So to that end, here are some of my favorite online learning platforms for your review. I am not an affiliate for any of these, except for one which will become obvious. I am simply sharing these in case you have never heard of them or need a refresher. Feel free to leave or send in comments about your favorite learning platforms. Maybe you know of one that can spark someone else’s interest.
- Udemy.com — https://www.udemy.com/ — Not only can you take courses here, but you can create and sell your own and educate others.
- Lynda.com — https://www.lynda.com/ — Lynda.com is now part of LinkedIn. They provide courses on everything from software to photography and design.
- Audible.com — https://www.audible.com/ — If you love books but have trouble finding time to actually read, Audible is the place for you. They have audiobooks on just about every subject. From Best-Sellers to even one by yours truly.
- Project Gutenberg — http://www.gutenberg.org/ — If free eBooks are your thing, check out Project Gutenberg. They have over 57,000 (and growing) eBooks available for download.
- Shameless Self Promotion — http://kellyrosskerr.com/products/ — Thanks for indulging me. This page contains one of my webinars, links to my book in all of its forms, as well as the online course version of my book. I would appreciate it if you would check it out and recommend it to your friends.
As always, I hope this has been a help in some small way and that maybe I helped you learn something today.