Paying Attention To Teaching

That is a no-brainer right? Well, to most it is anyway. Sometimes when you think you know what you are doing; you really don’t. I am thinking you are now wondering what in the world is this lady talking about. Well…. let me tell you.

I had an experience the other night in a class I am in that I actually felt like I needed to put the dunce hat on. In this class I am in we have actual e-books to follow along with. Now mind you, this is the second time I have taken this class. Not because I really do need the dunce hat but because it is so good I felt like it was well worth taking again.

In the beginning of the class there were students that were asking where to get the e-book from. Out of kindness, being this has been said in prior classes, one of the instructors was giving instructions on exactly how to get the book. Well, being that I had already taken the class before and thought I had the correct book, I was not paying attention to what was being said.

Of course when the class began and the instructor was sharing his screen with the class, I noticed my book was not the same as his. For the life of me I could not figure out where this book was. It took a minute or two, truly five or six, to finally post the question to the instructor, knowing that in the prior class, he had just really stressed to us to pay attention to what he was teaching as he did not want to waste our time or his.

Needless to say I had to apologize after the class to the instructor as it was totally my fault for not paying attention to what was being said, not because I didn’t want to learn but because I was so sure I already knew what she was conveying to the other students.

I am sharing this with you merely to encourage you to always listen to your instructors, mentors, teachers, etc. They are there to teach you and it is important enough to them that they are taking their time to teach you the knowledge that they have to help you better yourself. No matter whether you have heard it before or not, there is always something to be learned each time. This is a lesson that was well needed for me. Not only for me to learn by but that I can also share with others to make sure they do to make the same mistake.

Whether you hear the same thing over and over, or you are just hearing it for the first time, knowledge is something you should always listen to. Especially if you are getting this knowledge for free. These instructors share this knowledge with you out of concern for you and your success. They are spending time sharing with you that could be spent on making them money. It isn’t just out of respect for them but out of respect for yourself as well.

The information that I get from these wonderful instructors is free and worth every minute of my time to give them my full attention.

Are you willing to give your full attention for free, valuable information to help you with your success? I know I won’t be making the mistake of not listening ever again.

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14 Responses to “Paying Attention To Teaching”

  1. Tammie Perry says:

    Thank you Kris. I agree with you totally.ALWAYS!!!

  2. Kris says:


    Great post! We are all guilty of this, it needs to be in the front of our minds always.

    Great post,

  3. Tammie Perry says:

    I do agree, Lynn.It is hard to do but not impossible. It is a choice that requires discipline these days. Thank you for stopping by today. I love your comments.

  4. Tammie Perry says:

    Thank you Dennis. Actually I am studying listbuilding.

  5. Lynn Rios says:

    Listening is becoming a lost art in our busy busy world. It is so hard to tune everything else out and give your total attention to just one person or thing.
    Lynn Rios recently posted..Along the Road

  6. Dennis Abrams says:

    Lovely post. I’m curious — what are you studying?

  7. Tammie Perry says:

    I agree totally, Rusty. That is what this is for to help someone move forward and hopefully learn something. Thank you so much for your coming by.

  8. Tammie Perry says:

    I truly am honored that you, someone who writes so beautifully, thinks my writing is wonderful. I agree that there could be a change or even something new just added in that would turn on a light or give us more insight. Thank you so much for coming by , Ellen.

  9. Tammie Perry says:

    Thank you Susie. I agree that if you have something else on you are sure to miss something from one or the other. One may be more important than the other but that may be the one you miss.

  10. Tammie Perry says:

    Thank you Nancy for your kind comments. I learn something everytime I hear it too. We must listen to learn.

  11. Tammie,

    Very well put and a situation we all seem to fall into or experience almost everyday. As it has been said so many times before, no matter how much you think you know, if you don’t learn something new everyday, you are not growing and moving forward!!!

    Rusty McMillen
    Mentor & Attraction Marketing Strategist
    Associate Certified Coach
    Skype: la2thtp

  12. Awesome post – love read your writing you have such a way with the words – and I think we all have been guilty of the above over the years but you are so right even if we have been in a class or webinar before – I do find that I still learn something new – something that maybe I missed the first time around. Thanks for the post.

    Skype: nancyradlinger

  13. Susie Moore says:

    Hi Tammie,

    how true that is, you are not along on that one, hahaha I have had that happen to me several times, one reason if you are got something else going, that is a no no , everything should be put aside and focus on what you are learning to get the full impact, thanks for a great post.

    Susie Moore
    skype smsforce
    Susie Moore recently posted..Simple Examples of Marketing Strategies That Work!

  14. Ellen says:

    Tammie – Wonderful Post! I think we all, at times, think we know the answer and turn our hearing off. You are so right because there could be a change in those instructions that we just didn’t get.

    Your writing is wonderful and I enjoyed your post so much.

    skype ellen_thorp
    Ellen recently posted..Pogona- Bearded Dragons as Pets

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