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Use work and life experience to increase your knowledge and wisdom

By Jacob McKimm

Experience is a great tool for learning beyond what school can teach


Jason Mudd talking about the value of gaining eperienceAs a professional, you should always be soaking up information and learning new things. No matter what you specialize in, learning new information will help you and your company grow and adapt. One great way to learn valuable information is through experience.




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Why experience is vital for growth

Experience is one of the best ways to learn new things. Nothing’s better for getting a feel for something than actually doing it. Reading or listening to advice about something can help you learn fundamentals, but at the end of the day, the best teacher is experience.


Think back to your education, such as college or trade school. You learned the basics, but what really cemented your knowledge was engaging with your knowledge or craft and learning how it works in the real world. That principle still applies, even if you’re well out of your schooling days.



Gaining new experience

It’s easy to say you should always be going through experiences, but how do you do that? Some ways to gain experience are to:

  • Use your product or services to see how others experience it.
  • Attend workshops and trainings, especially those that will give you hands-on experiences.
  • Indulge in a hobby that will give you new experiences. You never know what you’ll learn that you can apply to your professional career!
  • Start engaging with parts of your field you’ve been overlooking.


The value of experience

Experiencing things is one of the best ways to learn. Working with something and learning the in-and-outs of it as you go is a fantastic teacher. There are plenty of ways to get experience, even inside your comfort zone. If an opportunity to get experience pops up, take it! What you experience may be extremely valuable later on in your career.


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McKimm_Jacob-1.jpgClients love Jacob’s speed. Jacob is an inbound marketing-certified webmaster. He earned an integrated communications degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Jacob joined Axia PR as an intern in August 2015 and earned his way into a critical role at our PR agency.

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