When you talk about people being in their comfort zones, you’ll often hear `it’s the way we’ve always done it,’ but in this day and age, we can’t afford to say those words.
You can look at history to learn from it, but the danger is that you can get stuck in it, so that you’re not keeping your mind open to new, more efficient ways.
We’ve got to find new, exciting ways, especially when you’re talking about education. For example, who says education has to be face to face in a classroom?
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve always loved face-to-face discussions and networking, but when it becomes cost prohibitive or geographically prohibitive, the millennials have tuned into online training and webinars.
Last year, the PGA of Canada’s Tee Talks were in Quebec and Calgary and this year in Toronto, but some Candidates for Membership can’t afford airfare and hotels.
That shouldn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to see the content. It should be streamed across Canada, so that somebody in northern British Columbia can ask a question of somebody in Newfoundland.
Maybe a four-hour drive and accommodations are possible, or maybe a golf course has a budget for airfare and accommodations, but those who don’t should still be exposed to every form of education possible.
Skype or Face Time is second nature to people now and it’s become a part of our lives, even if that wasn’t always the case and people resisted such technology.
Those who resisted stood a good chance of being left behind in the past as technology past them by.
It’s a good example of how people can’t afford to get stuck in comfort zones by doing things the way they were always done in the past.