A s creatures of habit, we often do not reach our full potential. We drive our cars, but how many of us know how to set up the jack and change a tire?
We print photos using a computer software program, but how many use such software to dramatically enhance the photos' quality?
The truth is learning can be difficult. We restrict how much we learn because, being busy, we tend to learn enough to solve the problem at hand and then move on to the next issue demanding attention. Sometimes, too, we heed self-imposed limits that are so long-standing they seem like inviolate truths.
But there is a price we pay for arrested learning: lack of knowledge. And this affects all areas of our lives, including our payment careers.
For example, a merchant level salesperson (MLS) may develop a good book of business in a certain vertical but fail to diversify his or her portfolio by not studying new markets. Or an ISO might not offer mobile payment solutions because the boss hasn't endeavored to understand them. The result in both cases? Lost opportunities.
This need not be your story. The more you learn, the bigger your rewards will be, personally and professionally.
Here are four tips to help dissolve learning boundaries:
Who knows what lies ahead of you or how much you can master in your life? The only way to find out is, well, to find out.
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