Now don’t get me wrong, online courses have their place and I love an online course and will be adding one to my product list this year but do you need more knowledge or do you need to action the knowledge you have first? Often we need accountability first before we need knowledge.
I have been drawn in by the bright lights of many an online course when that was not what I was actually seeking!
Let me explain...
When I work with female entrepreneurs it is the accountability, effective goal setting and guidance in turning ideas into action based activities that gets the best results!
However more often than not they are drawn in by promises made by online courses and waste money investing in these (as they feel more affordable) rather than the support that gets them to where they want to be!
As I said, online courses have their place but are purely knowledge based rather than implementation and accountability so do you need that new knowledge? Will it solve your business problem?!
I see the same in the learning world and often ask customers ‘do you want your audience to know something or do something?’ Knowing is just that but doing requires learning and is where the magic happens!
So before you invest in another online course ask yourself this….
1. Do I need more knowledge or do I need to do something with the knowledge I already have?
2. If I need new knowledge then how will this move my business forward?
3. Do I actually need accountability and support in turning my knowledge into action?
This is a little controversial as so many business coaches are adding online courses into their product suite especially to drive passive income but as a learning expert I always urge caution!
About the Author
Hannah Roper is a dynamic entrepreneur, country music singer, festival founder, and the visionary behind The Female Creative—a vibrant community empowering small business owners and creatives. With over 9 years of experience running successful businesses and two decades in learning and development, Hannah offers valuable support, guiding women through entrepreneurship challenges.
Her approach helps individuals organise their mental to-do lists, empowering them to reach their full potential. As a survivor of domestic abuse, she underwent a transformative journey of self-discovery, developing a deep love for entrepreneurship.
Balancing The Female Creative, Country on The Coast Festival, and passion projects with her corporate career, Hannah exemplifies strategic thinking while maintaining a work-life balance.
Honoured with the Pamodzi Inspirational Women Award and runner-up for Business Women of the Year 2022 Award, Hannah's impact on the business world is remarkable.
Driven by her unwavering commitment to empowering women, Hannah Roper is a beacon of inspiration, providing clarity and support on entrepreneurial journeys. Her passion for helping women find work-life balance and succeed makes her a highly sought-after mentor and coach.
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