April Newsletter 2018 – How To Be A Lifelong Learner

It has been said that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. That may be a little harsh, but when we don’t learn and grow, we are staying stagnant or even stuck. To improve upon ourselves and advance in life, we have to learn. Check out a few ways to become a lifelong learner below, because as they say, a rolling stone gathers no moss!

Take notes while reading a book—Write down anything you don’t understand whether it’s a new word or a foreign concept, and research it.
Get a mentor—A mentor is someone who’s gone before you and done the things you want to do. They can show you where you can do better, and give you tools to learn and grow.
Make a friend that’s very different from you— Whether it’s someone much older or younger, or someone from a different culture, they all have something they can teach you because they see things from a different perspective.
Stop watching so much TV— Tour a museum, zoo, historical park or art gallery. You will have fun and learn something in the process!
Try out a new hobby— Most of us have something that interests us that we’ve never actually taken steps to do. With the internet at your fingertips, it’s easier than ever to pick up a guitar, or a paint set, or a rolling pin and teach yourself a new skill.
Ask more questions— Don’t say yeah, or “uh-huh” when you don’t know what someone is talking about. Ask them to elaborate or explain what you don’t understand.
Travel—It’s almost crazy how different life and culture can be even just one state away! When you travel to new places, everything is fresh and different and you are having new experiences that you will become a lifelong learner from.

Sunbiz Annual Reports Due May 1st

What is the annual report? The report is used to update or confirm the FL Dept. of State, Division of Corporations’ records. The data displayed on the entity’s online annual report form is the most current data on file with the Division of Corporations. The report must be filed each year for your business entity to maintain an “active status” with the Dept. of State and it is due May 1st of each year. Click here to begin filing. A $400 late fee will be imposed on businesses which fail to file on time.

Social Media Tips

Be Creative—Don’t just try to sell to your followers. Strive to add value first. Participate in Throwback Thursdays and give some Wednesday Wisdom related to your industry. Shoot for content that is interesting, entertaining, informative or content that will help your brand connect with your followers.
Tell Your Story— Even the most “boring” businesses have a story to tell. What was the why behind your company? How do you help people and the community? What is your workplace culture like? People love a peek behind the scenes!
Engage — Don’t forget that social media is all about being SOCIAL and building relationships. Respond to every comment if you can, even if it’s just with a Thank You. Follow your customers back and engage with their content too!