The knowledge and development resulting from the process of being educated is vital to our survival. The goal of education is not just to have mastery over a subject matter, but mastery of one’s self too. The subject matter is the tool we use; and the knowledge and ideas to form ourselves, our views and opinions of the society in which we live and work. The virtues of education are mind expanding; therefore knowledge carries with it a responsibility, to see that it will be used in the world properly. We can’t truly know something unless we practice it and can understand it’s effect on people. Many of us in business are continually cultivating relationships; therefore we can become a viable and trusted resource. As a trusted resource, we must recognize that things change in our industry. Policies, Procedures and Programs are forever evolving. Don’t assume you still know it all. What we used to know and needed to know has since changed. It’s no longer valid. We must stay up to date, continually strive to better ourselves, plus, take full advantage of the education events and scholarship funds available to earn CAR & NAR Designations. There are 24 CAR/NAR Designations you can choose from. I encourage you to look them over, determine what is best for you, and submit your application to the education committee for scholarship consideration. Knowledge is only power when put to use and we all know that Luck favors the prepared. Get educated, put it to work and see how your education will expand your business.