5 Low Cost Ways To Develop Yourself

One of the most common reasons why people don’t invest in developing themselves is a lack of budget. Yet in truth there are many low cost ways to develop yourself that cost little or nothing, such as:

  1. Borrowing a book from the library, reading it and implementing one or two ideas.
  2. Signing up for free newsletters.
  3. Attending a professional association CPD event.
  4. Shadowing someone senior in the organisation.
  5. Taking on responsibility for a project.

So what else would you add to the list? Why not leave a comment with your ideas?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Tim McMahon says 31 March 2010

I would add that there are countless free webinar resources as well that you can take advantage of. Those are a great way to learn. Also, I have found helpful is reading blogs and joinging discussion groups on lnkedin. There is wealth of knowledge out there if you seek it.

Tim McMahon
A Lean Journey
https://leanjourneytruenorth.blogspot.com

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Kimba Green says 31 March 2010

Volunteering for conferences so you can attend for free.
Follow on Twitter those that are in your industry and develop a relationship.
Build a LinkedIn profile and connect with associates.
Join groups and chats on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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George says 31 March 2010

I would say that the single best ‘free’ resource is the internet. I can attribute a great deal of knowledge that I have today to all the information I am able to find online.

Building my business would have been next to impossible without that kind of learning tool.

George Rathbun
Lean Innovation and Idea Management

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