Working To Learn and Optimizing For Growth

I always encourage my staff and team (or any individuals) to always work to learn, to optimize their life and work and living around growth and learning. I believe that the more you learn on a wider scale, the higher your ability to earn. I do not mean to just specialize into PhDs where one becomes highly skilled and specialized into a small area (good in certain areas) but you've to look beyond your specializations.

Beyond specializations, which is good in the area of therapy and healthcare, I think the fundamentals of success falls into four additional broad categories of skills:

  • learning to manage cash and cash flow
  • learning to build and manage systems
  • learning to manage people
  • learning to market and sell

In this sense, I recommend therapists and healthcare professionals to take a long view of their personal and professional lives, and incorporate the learning of the four skills above during their search and selection of a particular occupation in a particular center. Even if the centre does not provide such learnings, you have other options which is to learn to observe what your colleagues do well, go for external courses, go for lunch with people whom you look up to.

My perspective of work is that it satisfies several things that I look for in work, in priority:

  • That it must satisfy my curiosity in wondering how things work, how people work, how businesses work
  • That it must satisfy my theories via experimentation
  • That it must satisfy my financial requirements in terms of monetary or stock gain

And that's my requirement for work or investment before I go into them. I am primarily a relatively frugal person, and so I am very low in debt (or in financial terms, extremely low/no gearing) so that I can focus on satisfying my curiosity in businesses, investments, systems and people. And interestingly, the more I do this, the more I can earn in the long run.

Yes, my curiosity and need for experimentation ranks much higher on the scale than financial requirements, but that may be because I am very lowly geared/debt, so that I can optimize to learn more. Don't get me wrong, I love to earn money, and I definitely love to earn and much as I can (which explains why I enjoy starting businesses and making them profitable, as well as going seriously into investing), but if I have to rank them, satisfying my curiosity and need to experiment ranks MUCH MUCH HIGHER than my need to earn more.

Optimize and work to learn.

Enjoyed this article? Share it with your friends by clicking one of the buttons:

Even better - share your thoughts and comments below:

quick links


Back To Top

Search In NigelChua

What I'm Working On

NigelChua.com

NalcoGroup.com

TherapyEntrepreneurs.com

XtendHealthAsia.com

WisdomOfSeneca.com

BeePollenForHealth.com

Online Business & Marketing Tools I Use

Solo Build It

GetResponse Email Marketing

Shopify

The Hoth SEO Specialist

Google Mail/Suite

Supplements & Stuff I'm Using For My Health

Total Balance Men's Premium

Kiwi Klenz

Lipi Rite

Bee Pollen Energy

Omega QH Ultra

Neuro Natural Serenity

Male Rejuvenator

Green Lipped Mussel Powder Capsules

Aquasana AQ 4000 Counter Top Water Filter

Cryptocurrency Exchanges I'm Using

Quionex Exchange (Fiat - BTC/ETH)

Qryptos Exchange

Offline Hardware Wallet To Secure Your Crypto-Assets Such As Bitcoin

Trezor

Cryptocurrencies I'm Invested In

Bitcoin (BTC)

Qash (QASH)

Rock Token (RKT)

Ethereum (ETH)

Zencash (ZEN)

Cindicator (CND)

Vechain (VEN)

0x (ZRX)

Golem Network (GNT)

Stellar Lumen (XLM)

Cardano (ADA)

Funfair (FUN)

Gifto (GTO)

Nebulas (NAS)

Electroneum (ETN)

Digibyte (DGB)

ETHLend (LEND)

Smartcash (SMART)

Tierion (TNT)

Loopring (LRC)

Deep Brain Chain (DBC)

Zeepin (ZPT)

Zilliqa (ZIL)

Snip (SNIP)

Bitjob (STU)

Siacoin (SC)

Xperience Coin (XP)

IOSToken (IOST)

Myriad (XMY)

FidentiaX (FDX)

Dentcoin (DENT)

Reddcoin (RDD)

Bitbean (BITB)

Dogecoin (DOGE)

Books I'm Reading

Holy Bible

Tribe Of Mentors

Seneca Letters From A Stoic

Seneca On The Shortness Of Life

See my full book/read list here.

Blogs I'm Following

Tim Ferriss

Pat Flynn

Tony Robbins

Ramit Sethi

My Personal Goals

SGD 2,000,000 invested in dividend stocks with average 5% returns per annum by 45

SGD 2,000,000 in cryptocurrency

Owning, affording and living in a landed property in Singapore (or relocated to another country without worry of money) by 40

Publish at least one book by 40 years old

Online businesses serve readers and clients well (ie readers make more money, have happier/freer life etc), and website makes SGD 10,000 per month

Ongoing: spend more quality time with children, wife, family, bible, God.