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Learn and Grow List


Do you have a learn and grow list? A list of people that have gone before you that are better, smarter and wiser than you? 

You should! 

And more than just having the list, you need to be actively scheduling the time to meet and learn from these people. 

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
— Jim Rohn

The learn and grow list is critical for us all. Right now I have 19 people on my list, ranging from pastors to CEO’s, tech entrepreneurs to retirees, as well as fathers I highly respect. I have a personal goal to meet with one of these individuals every other week, in person on the phone or video chat. 

My pastor sums this up well:

Everyone ends up somewhere, but few people end up somewhere on purpose.
— Craig Groeschel

A learn and grow list is a great tool or strategy to add into your leadership belt so you end up somewhere on purpose. Challenge yourself to take inventory of your top priorities and map that to a list of people who have gone before you, who you can learn from. If it’s 59, 19, 9 or starting with 1, great! The most important is simply act, get time on your calendar with them, get to know them, ask questions...and learn! 

thoughts, leadershipTerry Storch