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You have heard so much about the need for digital Skills, tech skills and so on and so you’re really interested in learning one. Whether you want to learn a new skill, or just enhance one you already have, these four (4) techniques will give you the right framework you need to achieve mastery.
A. Decide What to Learn
This may sound easy, but believe me, it can be challenging sometimes. So, if you find it hard making up your mind on what digital skill(s) to pick up, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A good number of people face similar challenge.
Here’s what you could do: take out time to think about what you really want to learn, be intentional about it. Look for skills you are passionate about, so that when the hurdles in the learning process arise (believe me, you’re very likely to face challenges), you will have the drive to overcome them.
B. Understand Your Learning Style
Just as we differ from each other, so does our learning preference. Attending a physical class to learn may work for your friend, while learning online may be better for you. For someone else, reading a PDF might do the trick while some other person may be an auditory learner and therefore, prefer listening to an audio broadcast or simply a series of podcasts.
So, it’s very important to identify your preferred learning process and use it to your advantage.
C. Study the Greats and then Practice
I remember while learning video editing years ago, my tutor was a 10-year-old smart kid I watched online who was really good at video editing. So, by “studying the greats”, I mean study or follow closely those who are good at the particular tech skill you want to learn and this may be online or offline. It’s also very important to practice after learning from them.
D. Learn by Doing
This is the bottom line – DO! It is impossible to attain mastery in any tech skill without DOING i.e. practically applying what you have learnt.
Learning a tech skill can be quite challenging but if you don’t give up along the way, but rather you keep pressing on till mastery, a ton of benefits await you! It also helps a lot if you’re learning something you are passionate about and that you truly practice what you learn. I wish you the very best!
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