It has been a huge year for learning- books, conferences, videos, podcasts etc. Oh yeah, and life, too. Someone asked me, "Why continue to learn so much after being in the field over 25 years?"
I learn because I am alive, because I love to learn, to see connections I had not previously seen, because I cannot help but learn, because it is fun, because I owe it to my clients to be as prepared as humanly possible.
I enjoy learning new things, new perspectives and ways of looking at the world. No two couples are identical and yet the similarities are amazing. Every day someone says something I have never heard before. The more knowledge and wisdom I have, the more able I am to help them reduce their suffering. So on a knowledge front, it is essential. All the knowledge in the world, improperly applied, is of no use. This year I am working on developing my wisdom- how to integrate the knowledge, how to sit with it, make it my own, learn from my own experience as a husband and as a counselor- rather than simply relying on research and "the experts." When I teach, I have to really see the connections between concepts.
This is also the year I have worked to develop my training website www.brictraining.com, training business cards, logo, business name etc. I am applying the wisdom from building relationships and improving communication in the personal lives of my clients to the business world.
"BRIC" stands for Building Relationships, Improving Communication
Could you imagine a workplace that values building relationships, rather than leveraging or exploiting them? Can you picture a business who values communication for more than just the money it brings them? Oddly enough, it would bring them even more money.
We are all in this together and my hope is that my accumulated knowledge and wisdom can help even more people.