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ie_competitionHave you ever wondered how or why someone surpassed you in business? You read books and catch an occasional podcast from your favorite business leaders and are constantly working, yet you are not reaching the next level as a business owner.

Many successful business owners engage in what is known as “aggressive learning.” This is the art of being passionate and aggressively seeking out and gaining more and more knowledge in your industry. The more you gain, the more you desire to gain. Your passion and drive extends far beyond your ability to maintain the status quo and instead focuses on being cutting edge.

On top of learning these new skills, successful business owners implement these skills into their business while honing and refining new skills to bring in next month. Their desire is to know more than anyone else and in turn, they become excited to reach the next level.

Here are three ways to be an aggressive learner:

Make the Switch

Be willing to part with some of your time to potentially gain it back through becoming more efficient and developing new skills needed to remain ahead of the game. Take the time to listen to an extra podcast or attend a seminar to share ideas with other motivated people.

Become a Master

Learn about things that give you an upper hand in your exact niche. If there isn’t a niche, create one! Become an expert in your industry in what people are willing to pay for and you will go far.

Become a Daily Learner

The only way to become a life-long learner is to become a daily learner first. Devote time every day to learn one additional thing as it relates to your niche.

Choose to Discover what Matters

Getting on Facebook instead of reading that book, isn’t going to launch you into the next step. Turning on the news with all its negative projection is not going to take you where a well-established CEO’s podcast might. Invest in turning your brain on instead of instantly turning it off.

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