Sine you just graduated so you might be wondering what to learn next next. I wrote this article as starting point for you along with tools with links for better decision making in expanding your knowledge base in right direction. Hope you like it 🙂
1. Create a balance between increasing current potential with relevant future capacity
You need to pick projects that are one or two notches harder than before every single time. This requires taking risks as you are probably not a “futurist” to predict how the world around you will evolve.
2. Acquire Skills that are fundamental
Change is happening at a breathtaking speed but there are skills that are fundamental and an investment in them will never go wrong. A list of these skills is listed below:
- How to build and maintain meaningful relationships
- How to tell a great story
- How to build your brand
- How to craft a powerful narrative
- Learn to distinguish yourself
- Creativity – you can never get enough of it
- How to read a non-fiction book
- How to check your ego at the door
- Learning to disagree gracefully
- Learning to identify and grow your strengths
- Being Likeable
3. Watch the right progress metric
There are so many metrics (money being the most common one) to track and you can get carried away. But if you are learning right, you will notice one thing very clearly if you are learning the right things is:
It will cost you less to get the same or better results (and to contribute more) as compared to what it costed you last year.
This metric becomes a better indicator as you age. And, the best part is – the opposite is true as well. If you are not learning the right things, you will notice that
It will cost you more to get the same or better results (and to contribute more) as compared to what it costed you last year.
4. Get the right mentors NOW!!!
The right mentors at the right time can create magic for you. In your ongoing conversations with these mentors you WILL know how to decide what to learn next.
5. Getting it done while you are not “working”
This is some combination of a mindset and a skill. If you are investing in the right skills and shaping your mindset right, sooner than later, you will start getting things done while you are not “working.” For the world, you ARE working but for you, it’s play. It stopped “being work” the moment you started losing track of time when you are engaged in that work.
Both parts are important:
Part 1: Getting things done (meaning you need to be producing meaningful results)
Part 2: While you are not working (you should enjoy the work so much that you lose track of time)
If Part 1 is missing, there is a slight chance that you are confusing work and entertainment.
Wish you good luck!!!