Why It Is Important To Gain Skills Or Skill Yourself


Studying For A Job Vs Studying To Create Jobs

There are many opportunities but very few people with Skills to take them on. I have read in the papers through the years how the point of skilling University students is very important. Many have even been encouraged to go to Technical and Vocational Schools but somehow we have been trained to go to school, get a degree and then get a job but times have changed and the job or economic Market is not just after people with degrees but after people who can use their skills to improve their lives and those of others, create more jobs and be Entrepreneurs etc.

When You Realize You Are Skilled - Stand Out


I have seen and been convinced that when you are skillful and you choose to standout, there are great rewards that come with it. We can tell of people like Michael Jordan who was looked down by his coaches earlier but that did not stop him from believing himself and his abilities. What he did in the NBA is very historical, every child born even in this time knows the name Michael Jordan. Many other great athletes like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant say, that they wanted to be like Mike because he set a standard and inspired them.

See The Gap, Don't Talk Too Much, Just Work At It

When I was at work last year, I saw a gap that needed to be addressed and I knew that to address that gap, I need to gain some skills in using PHOTOSHOP, you know the process of learning is never easy. 


When you start out something, have a plan, be determined and don't let your focus down.

I started on the journey by looking at YouTube videos for beginners, checking out how to do simple designs and hence input my ART skills and see what comes out. Like a baby I took it one crawl and step at a time.
I have improved a bit as am still learning and the skills are really coming in handy.






It is important for us to gain skills especially if we  want to venture into something that can help us in the long run. Sometimes you might not have the money to take you to a training but you have an Internet resource at your disposal, why not use it and enhance your skills. One day you could be talking and saying you can do this and that and it will be a great door opening for you. Learn a new skill and try and master it so that you can become good at it.

Your Surroundings, Friends etc can be a source of Inspiration

If you also have the money to take you for training, please invest in yourself, the best investment any one can do is to themselves is to self educate. My good friends Andrew Odoch Umahtete, Edward Hire Yosia, Luwum Daniel have been great examples of acquiring knowledge of the different ventures they have gotten into. 

 "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune" - Jim Rohn

I have learnt a number of things from them and what stands out is their drive to educate themselves on a subject they are interested in or passionate about. If you want to be a leadership coach or Gym Trainer, do whatever it takes to learn about that trade. There should be no room for excuses, knowledge is out there, it is only laziness that is costing us. 

The bible says this in 1 Peter 2:5 (NIV) For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge.

We need knowledge, this has been said a thousand times, knowledge is important as it gives you the keys of what seemed unknown but is now known.

Proverbs 18:16 (KJV) says A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Your skill can become your gift. 

So gain SKILLS and lets skill Uganda and many other people.

Then when you have gained a skill don't be afraid to share and teach others, in teaching you are causing a ripple effect and your are taking yourself higher as people will begin to refer many to you and it can become a great source of income and networks as well.

Today, I post a video that I tried out using Photoshop premier CS6 to develop, It is not the best, but I thought I could learn a few things with video editing, I took this video from my laptop and used the Photoshop at my disposal
#Enjoy 
#Impact #Empower #Transform

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