5 things I learnt from a psychology degree that can be applied to life and business!
For those of you who don’t know, over the last six and a half years, I’ve been studying a psychology degree part-time with the Open University (yes in addition to running a full-time business, plus writing 3 books), and last week I handed in my last assignment, which was a psychological research report on entrepreneurs, but more on that later.
Like most goals, I started with a different intention than the position I find myself in today…
And, like most journeys, I learned lots! Some of what I have already shared with readers in both Successful Business Minds and The Magical Mix of Money & Tax and there is still so much more to share with you.
For this blog, I’ve compiled 5 things that sum up the most important things I didn’t know before I started the psychology degree, which we can apply to our life and our business:
You must NEVER make assumptions on any data, facts or information – there is a lot of nonsense about psychology (plus other stuff too!) out there.
You must ALWAYS support your statements with some sort of ‘evidence’ (whether that be theory, research results or statistics).
Your ‘evidence’ must be CREDIBLE. That means straight from the original source, nothing from news reports, social media or 2nd, 3rd or 4th hand websites…
You CAN make the data fit if you want (but that’s why there is a branch of psychology called critical psychology!)
There are lots of NUMBERS to understand and get your head around, which meant I was in heaven being a numbers geek, although it freaked quite a lot of others out until they learnt what the data was trying to tell them.
I’m sure you can see the similarities in business, especially no 5! 🙂