#365DaysOfLearning – Week 45

by | Mar 20, 2021 | #365DaysofLearning, Blog

On Tuesday, May 12th, I started a new journey…365 days of Learning! I am going to put out a weekly summary of the things that I learned that week. All of these posts have occurred on my LinkedIn. Would love to connect with you there as well!

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 307, March 14, 2021

In 2016, I took on a new national role at my firm in Talent Development. I had worked in CPA Firms my whole career, but it still felt very new.

Being a good novice, I sought out leadership development experts and certifications, read books, asked a LOT of questions, and sought to learn as much as I could. Those first few years were very transformational for me.

So when I read this article about “Learning to Learn,” it really resonated and reminded me of the #VULNERABILITY needed in the learning process.

Erika Andersen noted in the article, “Once we become good or even excellent at some things, we rarely want to go back to being not good at other things. Yes, we’re now taught to embrace experimentation and “fast failure” at work. But we’re also taught to play to our strengths. So the idea of being bad at something for weeks or months; feeling awkward and slow; having to ask “dumb,” “I-don’t-know-what-you’re-talking-about” questions; and needing step-by-step guidance again and again is extremely scary. Great learners allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to accept that beginner state. In fact, they become reasonably comfortable in it—by managing their self-talk.”

What is your next step in being a #novice?


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 308, March 15, 2021

I’m always interested to learn about personal finance, so this data visualization from Visual Capitalist caught my eye!

Do you know what financial assets American families own? What do you think…are they in line with what you would have expected?


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 309, March 16, 2021

March 16th, 2020. The day the pandemic became real for me.

Our son went to daycare, but in the afternoon, when indoor groups were limited to 10, he was sent home, not to return for 2 months.

To sum up those 2 months with a 16-month-old while both working full time – 🍌! Shout out to all the parents still working and helping their children make strides forward in their education at home!

I certainly have learned a lot during this strange year. I am thankful for all the time with my family, and for a lot less travel. I am thankful for fresh starts and the ability to learn new things. I am thankful for those on the front lines. I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful for YOU and my LinkedIn family. While we don’t exactly know how 2021 will play out, learning and growing is in our hands. One day at a time, we can do hard things, and we can grow. Thank you for teaching me so much this past year!

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 310, March 17, 2021

Last night on a drive home, I opened up #Clubhouse, and lucked into a room with Marie Forleo, and MANY of my favorites.

I sat in awe that I got to be in a room with so many people I admire, who were ALL dropping wisdom bombs, as well as encouraging and supporting each other. And while social media can have all kinds of drama, it can house some pretty spectacular moments!

In answering a listener comment, Marie shared one of her anthems, which I love and have been thinking about today…

Simplify to Amplify.

Sometimes that is all it takes.

Narrow it down. Focus. Move forward. Do it again.

It helps you go further, faster.

What can you simplify today?



#365DaysOfLearning – Day 311, March 18, 2021

Is the MBA still relevant?

I found this article interesting as it intersects leadership AND learning! As Paulina Karpis shares, the MBA has moved from being a must-have for executive management positions to a nice to have. And now many large companies are denouncing the degree.

Paulina noted in the article, “Would-be students have been opting out of MBA programs for the past decade. And that’s not just because the cost is soaring. The savviest professionals realize that they can gain real-time business education via on-the-job learning, networking, and using alternative learning platforms—all without leaving the workforce for two years. Many look at the ROI of an MBA and realize the degree simply isn’t worth it.”

What do you think is important to teach in higher education for today’s business climate?


#365DaysOfLearning – Day 312, March 19, 2021

🔥 Who has been the greatest influence in your life? 🔥

Whenever I listen to Les Brown, I always need to have a notebook handy! He posed this question to Raimonda Jankunaite on an engaging LinkedIn Live session recently, and while I have certainly thought about this power question before, it made me think!

The next question…Have you reached out to that special person to thank them for their impact on your life? It will likely be a super special moment, and an opportunity for even more influence.

A recent challenge Les posed to Raimonda was to create her own quote. And this is what she came up with! ✨ Pretty spectacular! ✨

“Let your wounds be your inspiration, your story be your motivation, and your voice be your secret weapon to inspire others.” -Raimonda Jankunaite

#365DaysOfLearning – Day 313, March 20, 2021

Isn’t that good news?

Dream a new dream


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