This week I took some time out from my busy end of year schedule to work on… me.
At least three times a year I invest in professional “me time” by attending a skill development program conducted by experts in different fields. I’ve done this for most of my career. Even early in my journey I never relied on a boss or manager to pay for me to attend an educational event; I would happily pay and attend on my terms.
One of the great things about trying new things and being open to self-learning is you never know where it may lead you. Sometimes you might get no value and your time could’ve been better spent. Other times you walk in with empty pockets and leave with a sack full of gold. My experience this week was spectacularly golden.