Taking the Focus off of YOU
When you teach others, the emphasis is on helping others. So what can you teach someone? Anyone!
Think about the natural talents that you take for granted.
- Organizational skills
- Technology skills
- Researching skills
- Sales skills
Are there people you know who can benefit from some of what you know? Rather than PUSH yourself on them, listen for cues that indicate people need help and then offer your skills (for free or for barter).
Focus on Self Development
When you take the initiative to learn something, you are solving a problem and the end result is… you feel good!
Find ways to develop new skills:
- Free online workshops
- Free online classes (see this post for a listing of free classes offered by top resources/colleges)
- Read a book (here are some of my recommendations)
- Attend a seminar or conference
This week, which one of these will you put into practice?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.