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Undervaluation of Personal Skills

If there is anything that the pandemic has taught us is that we can learn or revisit skills that can be marketable for current or future use.


A couple of tips that I will wish to emphasize on as we try to hone new skills from my experience in these past 4 months under quarantine and social distancing.


The first scenario is learning something that is marketable.


Second, come up with a "very practical plan" that fits you on sustaining this learning path. This might include doing a lesson maybe 2 or 3 times per week with the bandwidth and mental space to be "fully present." One of the activities that I hope to transform into a long-term skill is podcasting. At the start, I had planned to do podcasting every week but as time went by, I realized it is better to do it twice a month. I think such a decision can help provide the feedback loop that is required as well as the learning curve needed to develop that specific skill or talent.


Third and most important, this skill development is about "you" and how you intend to "grow yourself." The ultimate goal should however be geared towards sharing this skill with others providing them with opportunities and improving the lives in the process.


Please let me know if you have any questions, and I am looking forward to hearing from you. I am also welcome to suggestions, and if there is anything that you're interested to allow me share about my writing experience .

I write about Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets, Podcasting, and More.



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