It wasn’t until later in life that I appreciated learning. For me, going through school was just a matter of meeting a requirement. As I matured I learned to appreciate learning new things. But it wasn’t until recently I was able to see learning as an investment. Sometimes seminars, classes and education can be awfully expensive. But as I have come to see it, if learning something helps me make a sell, then it is well worth the investment. For example, suppose you take a class on staging for $350, and that knowledge helps you make a sell in which you earn a $5,000 commission, that’s a more than 1400% return on investment. Learning a new skill is actually your best investment.
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