An “AH HA” moment
During last night’s #HAPPO Twitter event, I was looking at all the advice given out to and for public relations pros (Thanks go out to Valerie Simon and Arik Hanson for their leadership on paying it forward in our field). I’m proud to be a HAPPO champion in the Buffalo, N.Y.-area. But, I learned a valuable lesson as the tweets came flying by a like speeding bullet that Superman is faster than…
I DON’T KNOW SQUAT. You can unfollow me on Twitter if you feel it necessary.
For a few minutes after the chat, I was a little embarrassed. Here I was giving information and trying to help fellow pros and I’m doubting my skills. You know what though? It’s alright. It was one of those “Ah Ha” moments that mark our lives. Sure, I never thought I knew it all. I always want to keep learning.
The minute we stop learning is the time when we begin to think we are better than we really are.
And that’s the one thing I never want to stop doing. The more I learn, the better I get. Every day, I pick up something new. It may come from a client email, a tweet, or even a phone call. Great ideas and teachable moments can come in any size package.
You may not always agree with what you learned… that’s good. You can learn something from disagreement. I’ve been in positions were I didn’t always see eye-to-eye with people. Sure, it caused some pretty stressful times. But, in the long run it taught me to stick to what I believed. In my current job, we are always tossing around ideas. It’s a collaborative atmosphere. High-octane learning, I like to call it.
Do me a favor… take a moment today, whether it be at lunch, on the train, or at home, and learn something new. Have your own “Ah Ha” moment!
What has your “Ah Ha” moment been this year? Let me know in the comments.
Posted on December 9, 2010, in Hot Topic, Inspiration, Public Relations, Uncategorized and tagged advice, Arik Hansen, HAPPO, Inspiration, Jason Mollica, learning, lesson, Valerie Simon. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.