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    LauraFisher
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    hi guys/gals,

    I’d love to know what your main barrier is to engaging in professional development?

    Thanks a mil!

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    LucasArthur
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    Hi

    Personally, although i do engage in professional development through various methods, the most common ‘excuse’ for not pursuing it more regularly would be:
    a. Cost
    b. Identifying bang for buck
    c. Simplicity of accessing it
    d. Awareness of it
    e. TIME…

    Hope that helps

    Jason

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    +1 for Jason’s answer but I also have a more insidious reason. Everything else always seems to be my priority except for PD.

    And sort of related to the above. I don’t seem to have enough time to implement the things I already know so learning more may just seem like a waste.

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    Donna Klajman
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    To me, it’s self-discipline and laziness. Strategic Procrastinating haha (Thanks, Kelly Exeter).

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    shart
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    Hi there,

    I think the big threes are Cost, Time and Motivation. Even if one of these components are missing its hard to go through.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hunter Sinclair
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    Mine is knowing what’s of real value and what’s not. There’s been a proliferation of certifications, courses and of course people only too willing to teach. But out of hundreds of choices which one is actually going to make the greatest difference? If any.

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    talart
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    As with the above for me it is time, cost and desire to do so.

    Self employed and admittedly experienced as time has passed I have done ‘professional’ development in the past when I was learning my trades. Today PD is something that my time is far better spent on business operation. I cannot see a definite return for money spent, never tell me PD it is an investment, that is an intangible assertion. I develop my various skills when I have time. In general I see the value of professional development course’s a a “furphy”

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    Johny
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    I cannot see a definite return for money spent, never tell me PD it is an investment, that is an intangible assertion

    That’s an interesting comment, and one I mostly agree with, not entirely, but mostly. I say this more as an “experience” guy rather than a “theory” guy. That’s not to say I don’t take on board what I read and hear simply, because the world is changing and quite often what I thought I knew either wasn’t right or has changed.

    I do find however there are great many who sell their services based on intangible benefits, especially as we go further into the internet age.

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    heftzwecke
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    Money, time and that I didn’t see anything suitable so far.

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