You truly believe that you could be the next Jeopardy champion, if only you were given the opportunity; or maybe you dominate at family Trivial Pursuit night. That’s all good, but how would you honestly rate your overall knowledge base and why does it matter in business?
Roy Murad, Entrepreneur and Consultant suggests that no matter how knowledgeable you believe you are, there is always room for growth.
“Knowledge is the key to confidence,” states Roy. “Imagine you are at a networking event and join a conversation with a potential business partner. Being knowledgeable about a range of topics will help you more confidently join that conversation and share your opinion. Imagine the alternative.”
Increasing your knowledge base can be as simple as reading your daily paper, watching the History Channel, reading a book of poetry, or joining a book club. The list is endless, but the result is concrete – a stronger mind helps you stay focused and productive in business.
“From an early age, I knew that I wanted to know more about the world we live in and discuss, or debate issues on any number of topics,” says Roy. “My children were brought up with that same love of learning. From the time they were small, we challenged our kids to read voraciously and learn at every opportunity. As a family we each read non-fiction books on various topics and then shared that knowledge with each other around the dinner table. My kids continue to amaze me with their thirst for learning and I value what they teach me every single day.”
Take time each day, or week to invest in your most important asset – your knowledge. Expand your areas of interest by reading, travelling and networking to become more well-rounded in life and business. Not only will you be more interesting to your family and friends, you will be a more focused and interesting business partner with a much wider net from which to find creative, or innovative solutions to daily challenges.
Roy Murad is a father, husband, business consultant, investor, advocate for new business ventures, and consummate entrepreneur. Over the course of 35 years building businesses, guiding companies and identifying strong investment opportunities, while nurturing a thriving family, Roy Murad has amassed a wealth of experience; experience, that may be of value to others who are looking to shape a balanced and successful life experience.
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