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Three Tips To Help You Learn a New Skill

[SkillNG]–Many people believe that graduating from school means that active learning has to end. However, they would soon realise that what they learnt at school is not sufficient; workplace is a tense and competitive learning place. Whether we like this news or not, employees are constantly being judged on their capabilities and benchmarked against their peers. The work place is ever dynamic, everyone has to keep moving. There is a new technology to keep up with, customer demand, legislation to mention but a few. All these changes invariably have implications for the staff.

Learning new skills is very vital to your career and professional development. That’s how you evolve, improve the way you work and boost your job performance. It helps you stay relevant in your field. But, while you are well aware of the lifelong benefits of learning and how important it is to keep yourself up-to-date with current practices, it’s often difficult to find the time to do it.

Our myriad of activities, the fast pace of life, everyday responsibilities and demands don’t allow you much time to yourself not to say the least. In fact, it seems that twenty-four hours a day is never enough to do what you want and need to do. In a city like Lagos where you spend almost half of your day in traffic, learning a new skill can be quite difficult. However, we at SkillNG have designed the perfect structure to suit that your busy schedule; if you think you are too busy to do anything, talk to us at SkillNG and we will design a suitable time to fit your very busy schedule.

Learning a new skill is easy provided you know how to work smart. Here are a few tips to help you make out some time to develop a new skill.

Check your schedule

Adjust your schedule to your needs not want. Check what you are currently doing every day and find an open spot to fit in your learning activities.

Set your priorities right

If you want to be good at something you have to work for it. The most effective way to prioritise is by asking yourself which of your daily activities are the most urgent and important and work on those first. With this, you eliminate distractions and focus your energy more on learning.

Do not procrastinate

Do what you have to do first and rest later; don’t be caught in the web of procrastination.

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