As a MOPs professional, learning is constant. There is a saying (or philosophy) we use at Automate 2 Inspire called ABL or Always Be Learning. It’s this philosophy that motivates our staff to learn new skills and as a company, it’s what pushes us to take learning to the next level. We strive to demonstrate this in how we work, the offsite activities we choose, and in our culture.
What is Always Be Learning (ABL)?
Always Be Learning (ABL) is a philosophy that involves learning new skills or knowledge that has no end date. It is also referred to as continuous learning, constant learning, and lifelong learning. This applies to both personal and professional learnings.
5 Always Be Learning Philosophies
Some of our team members attended the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within in West Palm Beach, Florida back in 2022. While the weekend was full of excitement, learning and sometimes tears, we all learned much. Below are the top five Always Be Learning philosophies that stood out.
1. Prime Your Mind
This means that each day before your start, focus on a daily practice that puts you in a high energy state. During the training Tony gave examples like focusing on three things you are grateful for, breathing exercises and three goals completed for the day. These visualizations and breathing get you into a high energy state. Also, it is important to do this before turning on the news or ingesting any negative sources.
2. Read 30 Minutes a Day
This is an ongoing lifelong practice that helps us not only learn new things but keeps us focused on what matters. By reading something of value everyday (not your phone, lol) you can expand your mind and creativity.
Challenge yourself when it comes to reading and be innovative in your reading approach. If you can’t sit still and holding a physical copy is tedious, then try audiobooks. Do you have a Kindle or tablet, read on the go when you’re commuting to work. Read for ten minute intervals throughout the day to reach your thirty minute reading goal. Don’t fall into the trap that it’s too hard, think outside the box and make it work for you.
3. Get Physical
Be ready to get physical every day. Use your body to stimulate your mind. We learned during the training that our physiology directly impacts our mood. Want to be happier? Move your body. Want to have more energy? Move your body. Want to get stuff done. Move your body. Get physical and change your world.
4. Set Goals
Be sure to set goals. When you reach a goal, get your next goal in place so you always have something to strive towards. Focus on short-term, long-range goals so that you can see progress. Write them down. Be clear. And show gratitude.
And don’t hesitate to cut yourself some slack when, and if, goals may pivot or fall to the wayside completely. Goals are not always linear so allow room for changes.
Be sure to celebrate for both little and big wins. Make sure to feel the celebration within your body and mind. Have fun and get excited.
Applying The Always Be Learning Philosophy
The weekend at the Always Be Learning Tony Robbins training was incredible. We learned a lot and enjoyed the teamwork. If you are interested in learning more, check out more about Tony Robbins training.
Unleash your power!