MicroNugget

MicroNugget: Learning Intentionally

Y’all, it has been a week. I still feel shocked when thinking about some of the things that have happened over the past 7 days. I won’t go into the details, at least not right now, but let’s just say it was a very unexpected and negative experience. What I wanted share today though, is that it’s important to look for something that you can learn from every situation, whether the situation was a positive or negative experience for you.

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Skills to Win

Skills to Win: Soft Skills

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Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. For the next topic in Skills to Win, I wanted to spend some time talking about soft skills. While we’re in school, or even doing volunteer work at times, the majority of our focus is on developing and improving our technical skills – and rightfully so. Technical skills are extremely important. You need to have the proper training in order to do the job effectively. We hear about this all the time. But what about soft skills? How important are soft skills, and what are they exactly?

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Skills to Win

Skills to Win: Getting Started

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When it comes to getting a good job, it’s important to ask yourself two questions: 1) what do I want to do, and 2) what do I need to do to get there? I say that it’s still important to ask yourself what you want because it makes a difference long term, even in the new normal we live in today. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself realizing that what you want to do lends itself better to self-employment than working for someone else. So, go ahead. Take a moment right now, and ask yourself what it is that you enjoy. What do you want to do? What is something that you may already be doing that you can turn into gainful employment – self or otherwise?

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