But I don't wanna do this!

By Sheryl Brown

Ash Brokerage Corporation


Two words: continuing education.

To anyone in the financial services profession, this means giving up hours of your life and being a slave to a class either offline or online to review all the stuff you promised you would and wouldn’t do when you got your license in the first place. It's an important part of our professional life, but it's also tempting to procrastinate ... and did I ever!

I’ve put it off and in Indiana, you must have 24 hours of CE. Wowzers!This is my first time renewing my license in this state. When I lived in other states, the requirements had been far less (and yes, I complained about having to do the CE for those states, too.) Jokes on me now, eh?

Finding different ways to accumulate CE throughout the year is a much better way of managing this important part of our license. Taking advantage of lunch and learns, online webinars and other activities to get your credits racked up beats the hairy-scary moment of having to hurry ahead of the deadline. Never procrastinate. If I’m a little behind in writing this week, just keep in mind that I’m sitting in a multiple-question-state-of-mind behind a laptop somewhere pulling on my hair and screaming, But I don’t wanna do this!"