Sunday, April 28, 2013

5 Skills You Can Study to Change Your Life

Are you stuck and not sure what to do with your life? Below are five skills you can start learning that may lead you onto something bigger and better. They are five skills that pay dividends and transcend multiple careers.

5. Learn a Second Language - Learning a second language increases your vocabulary. It makes you a better thinker. It opens you up to new cultures. It introduces you to new people to do business with. It opens up new travelling opportunities to you. Once you master a new language you'll always be of higher value in many situations. A free site to check out is 

4. Work on Your Computer Skills - Take a little time each week to learn something new on the computer. A great website that has video tutorials is Learning computer skills helps you learn new shortcuts you can use at work. It helps you learn problem solving skills. It helps you learn how to accomplish big projects by yourself. Starting and running a company, designing a product, marketing products, shipping and distribution - they can all be done by one person and a computer with a little know how.

3. Practice Writing - Writing is a skill that gets better the more you do it. Set aside some time each week to write. You can do it via a blog, a personal journal, or as a freelance writer. Great writing skills will help you become better at expressing yourself. You'll become better at negotiations and pitching products. You'll be a more effective communicator, especially in the new business environment of emails.

2. Networking - Joining groups and reaching out to people is a great way to open up new opportunities. Go out of your way to help others without any expectations of anything in return.

1. Sell Something - Find something to sell. Sell something on Ebay. Sell something on Craigslist. Just practice selling. Start a business and sell something on the side from your daily job. Everything in life comes down to selling, so practice it as much as possible.