Limited Training Resources? Here Are 6 Simple Ways to Manage Your Priorities

There’s an old saying from years ago that I’ve held onto to this very day. I call it one of my “Valisms,” and I’m pretty sure it came from an Erma Bombeck book from many decades ago:
I’ve become used to accomplishing so much with so little on a tight deadline that I can make just about anything out of nothing in no time flat.

I’ve been a corporate trainer and instructional designer for 20 years. During my career of two decades, I was usually a dovetail of another department. I was an asterisk or a side-hustle dipping into their training budget dedicated to something else. I was as frugal as ever knowing I was my only resource, and I wandered the globe armed with a laptop and projector.

Only once was I on salary with a formal training team. I remember the joy I felt to be surrounded by “my people.” Oh, the things we could do! But being on that team wasn’t as different as I dreamed. We had people to split the work but still had a very tight budget for other resources.

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