How Much Are You Investing In Your Future?

How Much Are You Investing In Your Future?

How did 2010 turn out for you?  Did you earn as much as you had expected? Did you move your career forward as you had planned?

There is a famous quote attributed to various individuals, so I will use Winston Churchill here:

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

If your response to any of the questions in the first line were negative, what are you planning to change to get things going in the right direction in 2011?  Are you willing to make a personal investment in your own growth, or are you dependent on your employer to do it for you?

I ran a simple, one-question survey on LinkedIn recently that asked this question:

“How much are you planning to spend out of your own pocket for training/career development in 2011?”

There were 63 responses to the survey. The following is the breakdown of those responses:

Overall Results

Overall Poll Results

From $500 to $1,000 in personal training/Development

500 to 1000 poll results

No personal investment being considered

No investment Poll resultsPersonal investment up to $500

up to $500 poll results

Personal investment between $1,000 and $2,000

$1000 to $2000 poll results

Personal investment over $2,000

Over $2000 investment poll results

What changes are you planning on making to change your course in 2011?  Will you learn from your past, or end up in the same place as you did this year?

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