Richard Weissman penned an interesting piece on his blog. In it, he compares purchasing training to working out at a gym.

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Richard shares that his gym features a “No Excuses” sign and members write lame excuses on the whiteboard underneath to motivate other members invest their time in their health. He then goes on to say that he has communicated with many purchasing professionals who offer up similarly lame excuses for not furthering their purchasing education.

It is a good piece that really makes a strong point for not being lazy about advancing your education and your career and is further supported by an articulate reader comment. That reader writes “there are those with excuses…those who do not make time or sacrifice to meet the end goal…if they have one at all. These unfortunate ones…fall into the lower tax brackets of this country and blame others for not overcoming their personal/professional roadblocks.”

I tend to agree.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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