Tuesday, 27 October 2015

How learning is changing my life - by Maria Koukou, digital marketer

My degree in computing topped up with analytics qualifications played a significant part in developing my career in digital marketing. To keep up with the latest trends in the industry, I seek courses that are well aligned with my educational background and working experience. 

Courses lead to professional qualifications and build strong skills. They provide a marker that you have achieved something and give you a different perspective on the way to do things. 

So far, constant learning has had a big impact on me:
  • I manage myself and others around me more effectively
  • I learned how to listen and be listened to 
  • I am more aware of what I want to achieve
  • I have become more methodical
  • I have a better understanding of my environment 
  • I can resolve issues better
  • I am not afraid to make mistakes
  • I know the importance of constructive feedback
The most important lesson I have learned is that learning is about doing and being, not just about knowing. Now, I can see the patterns in how I think and behave and how this affects my life. I have the confidence to decide which of those behaviours I want to keep and which ones are holding me back. 

Learning takes me out of my comfort zone showing me new paths of forward thinking and acting. I stopped letting my past defining my future and I constantly attain new goals. I now look at how I make choices and decisions and how I go about influencing the people who can bring my aspirations to life. 

You try it now: learn something new today and you’ll be surprised to see how confident, inventive and successful you can be.

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