Implementation Is the Key To Success

Dear Barb:

I recently read one of your articles where you said “Implementation is the key to success, not new ideas or techniques.” Will you clarify what you meant by this? I attended the Fordyce Forum (in June 2012) and attend other conferences for the sole purpose of learning new ideas to help my business. As a trainer, I’m surprised you do not see the value of learning new techniques. I think the key to success is constant learning.

Dianne T., Dallas, TX

Dear Dianne:

You are 100% correct when you stress the importance of constant learning. My article was stressing the difference between a professional student and someone who actually implements what they learn.

It takes determination and discipline to change the way you work your desk, or run your business. I hear all the time that education is power. I believe the power is in the implementation of what you learn to improve your success. A new idea must be implemented for 21 working days to become a new habit. Ask yourself, “What two new techniques have I implemented, since returning from the Fordyce Forum in early June?”

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It’s easy to get motivated and inspired when you attend a live event. The real challenge is implementing new ideas repetitively when you return to your office. It is much easier to return to your comfort zone and old habits.

I commend your commitment to learning, I would challenge you to implement one new idea each month to obtain a guaranteed return on your investment!

Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS

Barb Bruno, CPC, CTS, is one of the most trusted experts, speakers, and trainers in the Staffing and Recruiting Professions. If you want to receive FREE training articles from Barb, sign up for her NO BS Newsletter! Barb has spent the last twenty years focused on helping Owners, Managers, and Recruiters increase their sales, profits, and income.

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