You’ve gotta learn if you want to earn (Earnspiration Report Issue 6)

Learn to earnIf you want to earn more then you’ve got to be prepared to learn, learn and learn some more.

Learning new skills, techniques and approaches not only makes you more employable, but also opens your mind to different ideas and opportunities.

You don’t have to limit your learning to work-related things either.  Learning about fun stuff is just as good.

Take woodwork for example.  It has nothing to do with my line of work; but learning how to make my own workbench for the garage has not only been fun, it has also taught me to think more about design, preparation, material choice and time management – all skills that can help me in my career.

Did you know you can learn a new skill with just twenty hours of dedicated practice and learning?

Most people spend their evenings watching television – three hours a night of passive entertainment, but what if they used that time to enhance their learning instead?

How much more interesting, skilled and fulfilled would they feel if they switched from passive entertainment to active learning?

How much more money would they be able to earn?

Inspiring links and resources

Every week I actively scour the web for new interesting and inspiring articles and videos.  Here is the latest selection:


The power of working your career

Introverts’ struggles — and strategies for success — on the job

Leadership & management

Could moving your desk make you a better boss?

‘Failure is never an option’ – Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO of Mitie


The myth of the lone genius entrepreneur

Simple yet powerful business lessons from a broke entrepreneur turned multi-millionaire

Personal branding & online profile / platform

How to launch a successful mastermind group

Want a better professional reputation? Try this

Personal development

The myth of fun, fast, and easy (and why it keeps you from getting the results you want)

An unbelievably simple hack that is guaranteed to make you happier

Business skills

Wealth by degrees – The returns to investing in a university education vary enormously

Win over an opponent by asking for advice


Elon Musk’s patent decision reflects three strategic truths

IBM’s $3 billion investment in synthetic brains and quantum computing

Marketing & media

The future of marketing is organizing behaviour

Does WPP want to take over the world of content, too?


Passive investing and stock market crashes

The electric car industry just went mainstream – investors should get in now


How to get rich: Paul Graham on money vs. wealth

I’m a Business Man!


We made a property million: Don’t live in London? Then look away now – as these home owners reveal their housing boom fortunes

Britain’s £200m buy-to-let king: ‘Time to sell’

The village stocks

Conservatives plan tougher rules on public sector strike ballots

Books to read

Bill Gates’s favorite business book

How to get rich

For updates on new links and resources as I find them, please follow my Twitter account and remember you can share your ideas, resources and links for publication here by tweeting them to #earnspiration.

Image source: Merchau

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