Written by, Tracy Diaz
All successful people have one thing in common: they have a unique way of getting things done. You cannot succeed in this highly demanding world if you aren't highly skilled. And being skilled runs deeper than just mastering any skill that crosses your path; it means developing both hard and soft skills that are valuable and useful to the world you live in.
To help you find skills that you need to acquire in 2020 and the decade ahead, we have consolidated a list of 6 new things that you should learn ASAP. These skills have the potential to improve your life and make the world around you a better place.
1. Learn About Human Resources
Human resource management is a skill you need to learn if you aspire to become a business leader or owner. Let's face it: You cannot be said to be ambitious in life if you don't dream of being a boss one day. That is why you need to learn how to solve people-related problems and getting the best from a workforce. HR skills will help you recruit the best talents when you start your business, and to effectively train them to carry your dream to fruition. You are able to ensure that your business is compliant with local and international employment laws.
With so many HR training opportunities opening up in 2020, this year could be your year-go for it! While at it, undertake life coaching training to complement your HR skills. the two go hand in hand when it comes to helping your employees or subordinates to overcome their personal and professional challenges. You can also use the combination to solve conflicts outside of the workplace; to deal with difficult relatives, and neighbours at home.
2. Habit Management
Habits are powerful, but you will only realize their power when you learn how to avoid bad habits and pick up, rotate, build and maintain good habits. Habit management training helps you transform every positive thing you come across into a habit and to discern potential bad habits even before you adopt them. That will enable you to lead a more positive life not just in 2020 but for the rest of your life.
3. Communicating-Written and Oral
Read many different books on effective communication, get inspired by the greatest orators in history such as Barrack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr., combine ideas from different sources and purpose to be an all-around knowledgeable person. Good communication skills help you get what you need in life without pushing too hard. It helps you relate better with people. in the business world, it can help you shape and implement business ideas.
Note that people value your communication depending on how they perceive your emotions. When giving instructions, you will get your message across more firmly and effortlessly by using the right body language. Work on your hand gestures, body posture, eye contact, smile and much more.
4. How to Prioritize Tasks
The biggest reason why people fail in life is their failure to plan well and manage things in a timely manner. If you lack to skill to prioritize, you definitely struggle with low productivity and output. you must know which tasks to tackle when, depending on your life goals, health, daily schedule and everything else that defines you. You must learn to discern and let go of all the useless task that take up tons of your valuable time. That way, you accomplish more results in a day with far lesser effort. For this, taking a time management course you could learn how to manage your time and priorities better. Note that, priorities are dynamic and vary from one person to the other; what you prioritize today might not be the same thing you prioritize tomorrow. Be sure to have a to-do list every day for optimal output and effectiveness. You can only do that by learning to prioritize.
5. Speed Reading
If you love reading but can't seem to find the time to finish a book, what you probably need is to learn how to read with speed. the art of speed reading involves optimal memory and improved comprehension, which combines to help you read faster with minimal repetition. Note that you have to read widely if you are to progress career-wise and become a better version of yourself.
The world technology is fast-paced, so you must strive to be on top of it at all times. Read as many technology journals and websites as you can. Enrol in tech training whenever you can. After all, technology is the future of almost every industry we know today.
There is no limit on how much you can learn in a year. If you resolve to thrive more in 2020, learn everything in the above list if you haven't done so yet. You only live in 2020 once; make the best of it.