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Learning Outside of Your Field

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 12:40 AM

It's not often that I share my personal feelings on the Blog or Social Media.  For whatever reason, I feel the need.

I signed up for a business school professional development course.  B-School by Marie Forleo to be precise.  I've been following her work for about 4 or 5 years...maybe even longer.  She's amazing and talented and someone who has created the life she wants to lead (in business and personally).  Who doesn't want that?!  So, I finally took the plunge and joined B-School.

Well, B-School hasn't even officially started yet.  It drops Monday.  But, I've been completing the bonus modules.  It's amazing and I'm so excited about it but at the same time I have this uncomfortable feeling.  I know part of it is fear, but it's more than that.  I'm learning, have gotten clarity on a lot of my goals and generated new ideas from the content.  So, what's the problem?  

Honestly, I think it's what everyone goes through when they start something new.  We're beginners and aren't used to being amateurs.  After the number of years you spend in your field and becoming really skilled, or even an expert, starting from the beginning again is scary.  And exciting!  It makes you better in your industry because you now have more knowledge than you previously did.  You're able to bring a new set of eyes or a different strategy than you had before.  

Being an eternal student, I love learning.  And hate it.  No, I just love it.  But always have the uncomfortable feelings creep in when it goes beyond the context of the field where I've spent more than half my life.  Do I believe it?  Is it a credible source?

Do you go through this too?  Share your thoughts in the comments!  

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