We all need skills in the present day Nigeria
The economic meltdown and recession in Nigeria now has made Nigerians to start thinking of other sources of income apart from their paid employment . Nothing is stable any more, people are loosing their jobs in millions, salaries are been slashed, the value of naira is on the decrease that even if you still have the same amount of salary, you can’t buy much with it, after spending more on transportation due the high cost of fuel.
Many multi-level businesses and investments are coming up like MMM, but the truth is that they cannot make you rich in the long run. one day they will collapse and some people will get hurt.
No matter what the people bringing them will tell you ; be your own boss, work from home, bring more people and climb to become a manager. The fact remains that you will end up working for someone and helping him get richer
Want to do something cool this year and become more successful? then read on
Just think about the most successful people in the world. Those who consistently succeed are those who are best at learning new skills.
Successful people make the commitment to dedicate their spare time in the pursuit of learning (instead of verging out in front of the television or moving into the latest multi level business in town ) And they stick to their promise of learning.
When you think about the things you do every day, you probably wouldn’t put learning new things on the list. Living busy and hectic lifestyles makes it difficult to think about learning new things and trying something new, but you could be really missing out both personally and professionally.
People learn new skills for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you need new skills for your job to keep up with technological advances or to take advantage of newly developed techniques. When you learn a new skill, it has benefits that go way beyond the actual skill learned.
Here are some of the biggest benefits of learning new skills
You can grow as a person, develop your knowledge base and improve yourself for the better.
Learning something new gets us access to new and different opportunities and the chance to try new experiences that might be the best ones you have ever tried!
You could potentially earn more money in your work life from learning a new and appropriate skill or by developing one that links to the work you do. You’ll rejuvenate your working life and get so much more from it.
Developing a new skill will influence the way you do things day to day and they will make doing things quicker and easier, saving time, energy and stress.
Learning across our lives is essential for staying up to date in an ever-changing world, especially in this ICT and computer controlled world. If we stop learning things, we can stagnate and actually move backwards, especially in our professional lives.
Learning new things is very important for our self-esteem. Learning something new keeps brain cells active and allows us to succeed at something new, allowing us to give ourselves a big pat on the back!
Your brain chemistry changes. The white matter in your brain is called myelin, and it helps improve performance on a number of tasks. The more people practice a new skill they are learning, the more dense the myelin in their brains becomes, which helps them learn even better.
Your learning speed increases. Learning a new skill helps you learn things faster over time. By stimulating neurons in the brain, more neural pathways are formed and electrical impulses travel faster across them as you attempt to process new information. The more pathways that are formed, the faster impulses can travel.
You make connections between skill areas. Part of learning a new skill is connecting that skill to information and skills you already know. Prior knowledge helps people relate to new information and build on existing knowledge, which makes it easier to learn even more new skills.
You become a more interesting person. Well-rounded individuals have an easier time relating to others and have more things in common with them. Being a more interesting person will draw others to you and improve the quality of your life as your relationships improve and deepen.
It fights boredom. Learning new things keeps your interest level high so you don’t get bored as easily. Doing the same things over and over again can quickly become monotonous, but learning a new skill breaks that cycle of monotony and prevents boredom from setting in.
You adapt better to change. When you learn something new, your mind and your perceptions change, which in turn makes it easier to adapt to the inevitable changes life always tends to bring. Adapting to change is a skill in itself, and the more varied your life experience is, the easier it is to adapt to change.