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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Life Skills.

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          A few days ago I attended an enlightening lecture. Since I'm doing a management course, my posts will reflect that quite often now. I listen to some of these wonderful concepts and my blog becomes my portal to express them. So, the orator spoke amazingly. He touched various topics such as social marketing, disruptive technology, personality development, work-life balance and so on. It was an interactive and inspiring session. There was a segment wherein he elaborated on life skills. These were some of the ones which are required in professional as well as personal life. I had written a post about living your life which was my own opinion. This post is just about describing more of an original idea. Here are a few of those pointers to live an extraordinary life.

1. Presentation Skills:
          The personality of a human being has 2 factors; internal traits and external appearance. Presentation skills show them both. Those internal traits are used to showcase thoughts while external appearance is visible through body language. A lot can be said about an employee or a human being through his/her presentation skills.

2. Put across Your Point of View:
          Even if you are a good listener and don't like to participate in conversations, you should speak up. Especially for introverts it's hard to be a significant part of a group. Just speak up what you think. And know that your opinion has value. Even if you're just a trainee or the youngest sibling, put across your observations and thoughts.

3. Pay Attention to Detail:
          You should develop good observation skills. You can learn a lot just by observing. If you are a sportsperson, you can relate to this. Sportsmen learn a lot by re-watching their own game and learning from mistakes. Pay attention to all the details and don't be naive. Don't let anyone take you for granted.

4. Positive Attitude and Thinking:
          If you know who you are and what you want in life, you have to be positive. Being optimistic isn't just for your own good. All the people around will also reflect that positive energy. So stop sulking and get the work done. Be an inspiration and set forth an example for others.

5. Be Passionate:
          Whatever you do in your life, stay passionate. Be it work, family or friends. When you are passionate about something, that thing becomes important and holds a vital place in your life. If your passion is different than your work, read this.

6. Portray Confidence:
          Confidence is an important part of who we present ourselves as. Even a wrong side of a discussion said with confidence holds relevance. Don't be too shy. Stop fidgeting. Know that only you can make yourself bolder and stronger. Portray your self-belief by your confident walk and talks. Get out of your shell and succeed on your own terms.

7. Be Willing to take Responsibilities:
          Whenever some work comes before you, grab the opportunity. You can prove yourself to be a responsible and sensible person that could be trusted with important matters. If you're always careful, try to be someone who takes responsibility for it. Whenever there's a new opportunity, grab it before it's too late.

8. Set Goals:
          Sit and think about how you want your life. Make a plan, determine standards and set some goals. Live a well-planned goal-oriented life. It's tough to set goals when you don't believe in yourself. But, if you do, you can set some high aims and earn that achievement.

13 comments:

  1. Confidence is HUGE in any new endeavor, and I think can help push you out of your comfort zone so that you are able to lead a more full and exciting life!

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    1. Rightly said. Confidence is essential for any task.

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  2. I love this! I'm definitely better at some of these things than others. I feel like I'm a good observer and set goals, but I'm not always the positive person around. :)

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    1. I can understand. It will take a lot of time to achieve all of these.

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  3. great tips, especially the "portray confidence" one- I'm a big believer in the whole fake-it-till-ya-make-it mentality. x

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  4. #2, 5, and 8 are all so important! Great post :)

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  5. Completely agree about the power of positivity!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  6. Passion! I think that is one of the strongest tools a person can have. Seeing someone truly excited about something excites other people.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very nice ,really inspired me a lot!

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