One of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself this year is investing in yourself. And one way to do that is through learning new skills.
It’s about building practices, practices that build skills, and skills that change lives forever!
1: The Power of Knowledge
2023 is a year full of possibilities and opportunities. It starts with curiosity. It is the thirst for knowledge and skill.
Your ideas can be stolen. Assets can be stolen. But knowledge and skills will stay with you until you die.
Here’s a line from a Coach Ben Barry on why you need to invest in yourself:
If you want to be successful online then you need to become better at marketing your product or service than you are at your specialist skill set otherwise you will always be constrained. Your business hasn’t failed, you haven’t failed… you simply are lacking the necessary skills to achieve those results you desire.
If you ever doubt the power of knowledge, remember that it was illegal to teach slaves to read.
An ignorant population is an easy one to control.
— Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) November 9, 2018
2: The Benefits of Networking
Building up your skills in 2023 can help you build relationships with potential customers, which can help establish trust and make the sales process smoother.
Also, create a network of contacts that can help you land the job you want. Networking is also why you can have thousands of followers online without making any money.
The more effort you put into networking, the higher you’ll go.
Don’t “network” if you have nothing to offer.
Build valuable skills first. Become someone WORTH networking with.
Be an asset, not an annoyance.
— Masculine Soul (@masculinesoul) March 24, 2023
3: The Value of Experience
Skills add up:
Starting an Ecom brand forced me to learn the basics of copywriting and running ads.
Blogging opened me up to outreach and SEO.
Affiliate marketing to the basics of Sales = Traffic and conversion; which is also important for E-commerce.
When developing skills, theory is a poor replacement for experience.
But the best part you’ve got to be patient, Rome wasn’t built overnight.
Most people fail to learn and develop their skills because they quit before they invested the necessary time + commitment to gain the experience.
4: Rapidly Developing Technology
AI is on the front today.
By building up your skills in 2023, you will be able to stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of the latest technologies.
5: Improved Career Prospects
Building your skillset in 2023 can help you advance your career.
I like the concept of optimizing towards one of three things early in your career:-getting a lot of money-developing a marketable skill-doing something you enjoy, especially if you have a 9-5 job.
The goal is financial freedom:
Once you experience the freedom you never want to look back. Primarily build your skillset and income levels to the point where you no longer “need” them.
Optimizing for building a marketable skill or raising income depends on context.
Marketing, sales, copywriting — three skills that will quickly accelerate your career no matter what field you’re in.
8 soft skills to accelerate your career:
— MATT GRAY (@matt_gray_) December 11, 2022
6: Personal Satisfaction
Learning and building up your skills is an excellent way to improve yourself and grow as a person.
Having the latest skills in 2023 will give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in yourself.
For me, writing gives me this personal satisfaction:
Writing is the one skill that complements every career in the world. It should be at the top of your skill stack.
Create a big goal for 2023-on the personal side-on the professional side-on the social side.
What kind of difference can you make in this world?Developing ourselves enriches our personal and professional lives and helps us grow into the best people we can be.
7: Be Prepared for Change and New Opportunities
The world is constantly changing, and 2023 is no exception.
By building your skillset now, you will be better prepared to adapt to the changes that come in 2023 and beyond.
You will be able to take advantage of new opportunities that may arise and be ready for whatever comes your way.
8: Set Yourself Apart
Developing your skillset in 2023 can help you stand out from the crowd. Investing in yourself now can give you an advantage over the competition and make you the leader in your field.
Being the one who knows the most and can do the most will set you apart and give you an edge over others.
Build your personal moat … the combination of your:
Skills, Interests and advantages Just like a moat around a castle, it protects you against competition.
Average today is:
– working a job you hate
– chronically stressed
– victim mentality
The bar has never been lower.
Screw average. Set yourself apart from the masses.
— Mackenzie Smith (@smithhmackenzie) September 9, 2020