Maarten Dirks
Maarten Dirks in Motivation
July 29, 2016

Juggling working and learning

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

After completing a long shift at work, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to tackle your Lobster Ink courses. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of completing your courses far outweigh the effort. We can split these benefits into direct benefits and indirect benefits. Let’s take a closer look.

Direct Benefits

  1. Grow your career
    Lobster Ink courses teach you skills, industry standards, and product knowledge that you may not have been exposed to in your daily duties. These skills will look impressive on your résumé, and may take you places you would never expect! Ask your Manager to assign courses of interest to you once you have completed your mandatory and department specific courses, and gain well-rounded expertise in your field.
  1. Gain confidence in what you do
    Lobster Ink courses aim to equip you with practical knowledge and offer you valuable guidance, giving you the confidence you need to excel in your role. After mastering your courses, you will be able to handle any situation with confidence.
  1. Increase your earnings
    When you become better at what you do, you better your chances of earning a promotion and increasing your earnings. Learn a new skill, take on more responsibility, impress Guests, and inspire people with your new-found confidence and expertise.     
  1. Enjoy what you do
    The more engaged you are at work, the more you enjoy it. The Lobster Ink courses are fun to watch and give you an abundance of practical ideas you can integrate into your daily work activities. Enjoy putting your newly-acquired skills and knowledge into practice!

Indirect Benefits

Whilst your primary aim may be to acquire new skills and increase your knowledge, the process of juggling work and learning can also yield some less obvious benefits. These include an enhanced ability to: multi-task, work under pressure, manage your time effectively, and set achievable goals. These indirect benefits build character and aid in personal, and professional development.

 

Maarten Dirks
Maarten Dirks
Global Head of Learning at Lobster Ink