There’s something interesting about the way we learn new tools and applications. We say things like “This project will look good on my resume” or “I better learn how to use this program to get (or keep) this job.”
I’m willing to bet you’ve said this once or twice before.
I know I have.
By being reactionary towards learning new skills and abilities, you’re putting yourself in the same bin as everyone else. Knowledge building and skill acquisition shouldn’t focus solely on self-development; it should be focused on team or even community development.
I challenge you to not only stop adversely “binning” yourself, but also to view new projects, gaining new skills, and new opportunities as a way to help solve someone else’s problem. Better put, I want you to use your new found skills to serve others first.
This isn’t a hold hands and sing along by the campfire type of venture. Trying to figure out solutions, especially for others, makes your mind work. Whereas, simply learning and occasionally using your new skills at your job let’s your mind off the hook.
It’s not knowledge that is power; it’s the application of knowledge by taking action that holds power. The best way to apply your knowledge is to flex that big ol’ brain of yours.
All good instructors want to see their students apply the knowledge that was taught. I want to take it a step further. My goal is to not only bring applicable knowledge into my courses, but to also shift your perspective, even by a little bit. If you’re interested in the topics I teach, I’d love to see you on the inside.
Enroll in one of my classes today. I can’t wait to serve you!
Topics of interest: Software applications, Internet marketing, Copywriting, eCommerce, Web design and development, Business, Management and Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Automation and productivity, Health and exercise.
The boring background stuff:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Information Technology
Master of Business Administration, track of study in Information Systems
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+