Continuing Education

September 2017 ยท 2 minute read

Learning shouldn’t stop after you leave the brick and mortar schools. Now, more than ever, it’s important to have the mindset of continuous improvement. Before I go a step further, let me answer the question that may be on your mind…. No! You do not have to go to a university to get an education.

Follow Your Curiosity

The best advice I ever got was to follow my curiosities. Find something that interests you and pull out a good book and start churning those pages. If you are more a visual/audible learner, find a good youtube channel or podcast. For every preference, there is a boatload of resources out there waiting to be unleashed.

If you have a long commute, find a good podcast to make it more productive. Use those precious little moments to improve, and relax, because traffic is a sick joke.

Getting into the Rhythm

Once you build up that thirst for knowledge a whole new world of resources opens up to you. It’s probably a good place to start putting together a more progressive agenda. An agenda that puts you in a better place professionally.

A university can offer you a focused, disciplined learning plan. However, to get a university education, you don’t necessarily have to GO to the university. A top-notch university class can be had, at no cost, at several online resources. How do Stanford, Princeton, Harvard classes sound to you? Check out the offerings by these fine establishments:

  • Coursera - featuring Stanford, Princeton & more
  • Edx - featuring MIT & Harvard

I’ve dug through a bunch of these resources, each one seemingly better than the one before it. It’s never too late to get started. Best wishes on your journey.

Keep on keeping on.