“If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”Benjamin Franklin
In November 2012, I could finally call myself a full-time blogger. I was earning anywhere between $100 and $800 per day, averaging an income of between $5,000 to $12,000 per month.
I felt invincible. I felt that there was nothing else I had to do. I had reached the top of the mountain.
I stopped reading other blogs with the goal of improving my own writing, or to be inspired. I stopped reading books. I stopped investing in my education. I stopped investing in myself.
That wasn’t a smart move.
You see, education, learning, knowledge — you lose it if you don’t improve it.
The world is changing at an accelerated pace: even if you’re on the road to success, you will get run over if you aren’t fast enough.
That’s what I didn’t get for most of my life. Education is not something you accumulate and will remain in your head forever. It’s the same as working out: you need to do it on a consistent basis in order to stay in shape.
If you can’t wait to get out college, so you never have to learn anything at all, I am sorry to tell you this, but all the years you’ve spent learning didn’t teach you much.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
The more skills you develop, the easier it is to adapt to an ever-changing economic environment.Continue reading