Journal Entry #2: Challenging Myself to Learn More
As I continue along in my Business Credit Principles journey, the concepts are starting to stick. Each concept directly or indirectly ties into the bigger picture of B2B credit. As I approach the halfway mark of the course, I am diving into the legal side of credit along with the historical context of how and when certain laws were formed.
I've noticed once the module topics switch gears, they usually start with mini history lessons to set the tone. For example, some of the earliest laws and acts date back to the late 1800s, such as the Sherman Antitrust Act or Robinson-Patman act of 1936. It's mind blowing to think about how laws created in a completely different time still apply to credit today.
The further along you get into the course—the trickier the quizzes get. The topics get more technical and you really have to pay attention to the information each question asks for. Each quiz challenges you to absorb and analyze the information in order to choose the correct answer.
I think this chunk of the course has been the most challenging so far, but I know that's pretty much expected for law-based topics. But once I complete this legal portion of the course, it'll be smooth sailing from here—that is, if I can make it through terms and conditions of sale. I've found myself absorbing more information about credit than I ever thought I would and I can't wait to use what I've learned so far in my articles for NACM.
Well, this wraps up my update for now, and I'm curious of where the next round of modules will take me. But until next time…
Kendall Payton, editorial associate