Opening the Book on Life – Keeping Options Open

While going back to school may not be financially feasible for everyone, there are more ways to continue learning and pursuing a higher education.

Maybe a career change isn’t what you’re setting out for – but looking for more education doesn’t necessarily put you in a bracket of people on a course for a new job.

What learning does do however, is allows you the flexibility to keep your options open. It enables you to better understand potentially your current job, or put you on a path of forward momentum to move up the ranks.

Education will never close a door. It shows that you are committed to the process. The process of knowing your field as best as you possibly can.

It shows that you’re constantly striving to improve yourself.

That you’re ready and willing to take on the job to the best of your ability.

As a company, Sentinel starts all of our team off by putting them through rigorous training. Both physically and mentally.

Further to this, we offer courses that complement the field. Courses that allow our team to broaden their security knowledge and horizons and potentially work in the different branches of our Sentinel umbrella. These new learned skills and traits offering a variety of opportunities that they can potentially get involved with.

In our downtime, some of our staff come back to training series on their own time to brush up or just re-experience the whole learning process. Taking the time to engage with different members of staff and sometimes take a look at things from a different angle.

As hobbies, a large number of our team participate in Martial arts and physical fitness regiments that require dedication, persistence and strict routine. Having a consistent plan to keep them rooted in their passions and respectful of the work and energy involved to really do well and succeed at something.

Throughout this pandemic, something that was quickly learned was how accessible learning and growing can be if you just take a look for it.

As the world shifted to online and virtual, a plethora of virtual learning courses and options started to open up.

At one point when we were all working full time and adding a commute onto that, the hours in the day never seemed to add up to enough in one day where we might have the time to take on anything ‘extra’.

But cut out the commute, cut out the what may have once felt like an endless string of social engagements. Some of us are finding more time.

More time for our family.

More time for ourselves.

We have picked up long forgotten hobbies.

Things we’ve wanted to try but never found time for.

New crafts and new skills.

And most importantly, more learning.

Whether it is a simple task or something to just help us around the house, or if we’re bolstering our resumes with career empowering moves.

We’re keeping our minds and our options open.

With the economy shifting in all new ways, there are new opportunities for grants and loans. Not to mention the amount of free options.

What were once excuses are slowly dwindling away.

The world, and society have seemed to welcome this potential for personal growth with open arms. Not only that, the arms are ushering us into these opportunities and holding us tight to continue pushing forward.

As the doors open for an increase in knowledge and learning, our doors in life will also continue to multiply.

If there is anything we’ve learned in the past year – having options is never a bad thing.





Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.