The secret of successful HVAC companies
How to keep learning when we think we know it all
You never hear men and women who are at the top of their profession say, “I’m done learning!” In the daily hustle and bustle of life, it can be easy to lose sight of the traits that got you to the top. However, you can’t forget the endless hours of education, hard work, an appetite to learn, and the desire to be the best at what you do.
In the HVAC industry, top comfort advisors, salespeople, and technicians cannot walk into a customer’s home without the latest product knowledge and current industry standards, and expect results. To close, salespeople need to be up on current industry trends, latest selling strategies, new technologies, and housing regulations.
Without continuous learning and self-improvement, salespeople would not be able to effectively communicate the benefits of technical products. From office staff, new hires, technicians to CEOs, continuing education is essential to staying on top of your game.
Here are three traits forever learners and successful people have in common:
1. The drive for results is as essential as breathing.
Most leaders are driven to achieve results. Results do not happen if you are stuck doing what you’ve ‘always done.’ Every good leader understands this. That’s why they’re constantly evaluating and finding new ways to stay motivated.
2. Leadership is learned.
There is a saying that great leaders are born. Many people in leadership positions feel they’ve learned their craft, and have perfected it over time. That thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. Learning keeps you relevant in an ever-changing world. Learning is arguably the best job security tool you could have, not to mention that achieving higher levels and honing new skills is a great argument for seeking promotions and raises at work. Companies cannot keep transforming if their employees are not learning and their skills aren’t aligned with shifting business demands.
3. The greatest challenge always comes from within.
A drive for constant self-improvement is essential for any great leader. This means that yes, going back to class (at any age), is not something anyone should be ashamed of — it should be encouraged.
Remind yourself, that no matter how much expertise you have, you will continue to be a forever learner. If you do that, there is a pretty good chance you will.
Did you know that Lennox Learning Solutions offers Instructor-Led classes and online courses to help you improve every aspect of your business?