Why Lifelong Learning Is Important

Why Lifelong Learning Is Important

How much time a week do you invest in learning something new? What is your yearly budget for investing in yourself?

The shelf life of skills today is just 18 months. What is in demand today will likely not be in demand a year and a half from now. In this episode, we share why it is important to become a lifelong learner and 3 tips for learning that will keep you abreast of what skills will be needed in the future so you can make sure that you aren’t left behind.

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Highlights:

[00:48] The meaning of lifelong learning
[01:42] The shelf-life of skills today
[03:19] Companies need a culture of learning
[05:06] Just-in-time learning
[06:50] It isn’t just about the technical skills
[07:31] The most powerful skill
[08:43] Know your learning style
[09:01] Nikki’s tips on the best ways to learn

Quotes: 

“A culture and mindset of lifelong learning is essential for success.” – Nikki Barua

“Shift your mindset from all-knowing to always-learning.” – Nikki Barua

“You are your best investment, make sure you are dedicating time for your growth every week.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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