First, set aside time to dig into the material.
No, really! Open your calendar and schedule in time to review notes from a workshop or sit down and watch (or re-watch!) a webinar. This is crucial in actually reaping the benefits of the content. Before you invest in the workshop (online or in-person), watch the webinar, or read through the guide, make sure you can meet the time requirements by blocking off space on your calendar. And then respect that space! Do not schedule other meetings, sessions or tasks during that time so you can focus on learning.
Determine your top three take aways.
Learning new content can be overwhelming and sometimes leave you feeling like you don’t know where to start. Once you have finished going through all of the content, determine your most valuable take aways, and then rank them in order of importance to your and your business (remembering to consider the season it is in). This allows you to dive into these tasks one at a time. This will improve your workflow, client experience, and overall business success.
Give yourself a due date.
It may sound silly, but it helps to know “I need to get these things done by this time”. Whether it is making changes to the back end of your website, updating your head shots, or taking the time to tweak the new template you purchased, setting a due date for the tasks means you are more likely to accomplish them. This will get your business moving in the direction you want!
BONUS: Send feedback!
Did you like the content? Was it helpful for you? Was there something the creator or hosts could do to improve the educational experience? Are there more educational guides, or experiences that you see a need for in the industry? Let the leaders know! You never know, they may send along any updated and improved products to you as a thank you for your feedback.