Back to School: Commit to Lifelong Learning Back to School: Commit to Lifelong Learning
When people ask me what business I’m in, I often say, “I’m in the learning business.” It sounds intriguing, and it is definitely true.... Back to School: Commit to Lifelong Learning

When people ask me what business I’m in, I often say, “I’m in the learning business.” It sounds intriguing, and it is definitely true. But, in one way, we are all in the learning business.

Because as humans, we are learning machines. We are most alive when we are learning. We’re functioning closest to our true potential when we’re adapting to something new. Everything we want out of life is outside of our comfort zone. It’s about finding new ways, approaches and techniques to improve our lives (or the lives of others).

I know this to be true. But it’s a bit philosophical. So let me get much more practical.

Change is all around us. Some say the rate of change is increasing. Change is definitely a fact of our daily business lives. Products change, customers change, process and policies change. I often tell my authors: we’re living in a different world today. We get on a new team, we enter new markets, and we develop new goals. In all parts of our daily professional lives – change surrounds us.

In order for us to cope with that change, we need to be willing and able to change. Have an open mind. Learning is a key component in developing that ability.

You might have heard about continuous learning or life long learning. I’m not suggesting everyone needs to enrol at their local college, or go back to school for a new degree. Continuous learning is an attitude. It’s a set of behaviours that allow us to succeed in our ever-changing environment. Learning is the best lever we have to turn who we are today into who we want to be tomorrow. Change requires learning, and there is no learning without change.

What skills are you looking to add to your professional toolbox? What’s that one goal you’ve set for your business or career that you haven’t pursued yet? I’m excited about sharing some of the (mostly complimentary) resources I’ve put together. They’re all based on my real life experiences. Most of them are free, for others the links below will point you to an exclusive, time limited promotion. In each resource, I share what has worked for me, and what didn’t. You’re welcome to explore one, or all of them – and use my experiences to your advantage.

I’m excited about sharing some of my (mostly complimentary) resources

Author Success Blueprint
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Travel Photography World
Get the most out of your camera next time you travel. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use – I’ll make sure you’ll never miss that photo opportunity of a life time.
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Social Media Masterplan (and Detox)
200 powerful Social Media tactics for increased sales, fans and followers. From Facebook to YouTube, it’s all covered in this guide! Even if you could only use one of the tips, it could create a pivotal shift in your social media results.
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Freelance Writer Bootcamp
Freelance writing done right! There are many internet marketers out there who are looking for fresh content all the time. If you love to write, you can tap into this earning potential. Let me show you exactly how in this complimentary mini-course.
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Wealthy Artist – Financial Freedom Guide
My “Common Sense Guide to Finding Success” – and it’s not just for artists. Dreams are free, but the hustle is sold separately. Walking out the revolving door of some corporate office to follow your passion is the easy part, what comes after isn’t. Trying to build something out of a dream is really hard work. This is my common sense guide of how to do it right. I volunteered to be your personal guinea pig, and share in this e-book a collection of stories from my colourful personal experiences in building an artistic career. I share what worked, and what didn’t.
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IT Service Management Foundations
Service Management quick wins and accelerated value. Learn my best practice approach that fuelled over fifty IT Service Management implementations around the world in this free PDF Whitepaper.
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Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.