Many people feel stuck in their growth path because they feel it costs too much to level up.
Sometimes the unwillingness to pay just reveals that someone isn’t committed to investing in their own growth. Other times, financial challenges are a very real, unavoidable concern at the moment.
Here are three free ways and six maybe-free ways you might be able to invest in your own growth without spending a dollar:
1️⃣ Check educational resources from your local public library. Many offer free online access to subscription-based resources such as LinkedIn Learning.
2️⃣ Ask a leader you respect who they read or follow online. Subscribe to one or more of those feeds or podcasts.
3️⃣ Attend one of many free local events and meetups found at Eventbrite and Meetup.com.
But often the most powerful tools for growth do cost money. One overlooked solution is that many employers offer an education allowance to help their team stay up to date with the latest skills. If your workplace has an education allowance, see if any of these options qualify:
1️⃣ Purchase a subscription to LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, Coursera, Skillsoft, etc.
2️⃣ Buy books. Start a book club for shared accountability and insight.
3️⃣ Attend workshops or conferences.
4️⃣ Earn a professional certification.
5️⃣ Join a paid mastermind group.
6️⃣ Hire a professional coach for one-on-one or group coaching.
If you’re interested in using your education allowance to hire a professional coach, see if you qualify to work with me by visiting https://www.northwayinsights.com/apply.
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