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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Camille

Three Tips on Strengthening your Skill Sets

We all want to be successful, well, at least I imagine that’s one of the things we all desire. However, most people, even if they want to, don’t understand the necessary steps it takes to hop on that train track. I honestly believe we all spend way too much time on social media and miss opportunities on enhancing our skills sets. Tell the truth, we’ve all done this. I don’t care if it’s one hour; that’s one hour less I have to strengthen myself on reaching goals. It's quite simple: limit your time on time-wasters and put that energy into perfecting your craft.

Here are three tips on strengthening your skill sets to help enhance your career-drive:

1. READING– A lot of people hate reading, but honestly, that’s how you learn and ultimately educate yourself. Every successful person I’ve researched from President Obama down to Oprah Winfrey; all credited part of their successes to simply reading a book. When reading, you’re flexing those brain muscles and gathering information needed for the future. Not to be elementary, but it also helps to continue development of your vocabulary.

2. PRACTICING– If you want to get better at a specific skill, you have to actually physically practice – it doesn’t just fall in your lap and one day you wake up like “Oh, I’m the best!!” Nope, doesn’t work that way. For example, if you want to become a better writer, then write more. *wink wink* The more you practice, the better you’ll become without even realizing, and then one day it will be second nature. You’ll know you’ve grown because your work will speak for itself – you won’t even have to defend it.

3. GUIDING– We’re all told that we need to partner with a mentor, but have you ever guided a mentee? At some point in your career, you’ll have no choice but to help pull someone else up along the way. It’s part of the process. Guiding someone else enhances your leadership skills and puts your knowledge to the test. You can grow as a person while also helping to groom another. It’s the giving and receiving effect. You simply can’t excel higher without reaching out a hand.

This week actually take some time to work on your craft for at least one hour out of your day. I once heard a man say, “If you spend at least one hour a day working on your craft, you’ll become an expert in no time.” And that’s just the bare minimum friends!! Let’s turn it up a notch and go be great!

Sending love and positive vibes your way! Yvonne Camille

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