“I’ve got an admission to make: I am kind of addicted to self-improvement. I’m not sure when this phenomenon started, but it turns out that I am not the only one – it’s a $10 billion per year business.
But what I am really obsessed with is making myself a better investigator, mostly because after 15 years in this business I have realized that there are no books or courses that actually teach what I do (which is why I made one—details to follow).
And because of technology and the changing landscape of the business, what I do today is almost entirely different from what I was doing 10 years ago.
So how do you keep up your skills and bring them to the next level?
1. Follow blogs.
Of course there is Pursuit Magazine, and there are dozens of other blogs out there worth reading, but PI Buzz, PINow.com, The Ethical Investigator, Guns, Gams & Gumshoes and Private Eye Confidential are at the top of my list.
2. Read books.
Whether you write novels or articles about your investigative methods, writing helps you synthesize your thoughts and provide more clarity.”