Through self-development, one can achieve Skill development.
Improved training and skill development are critical for providing decent employment opportunities to the growing youth population. It should aim to empower all individuals through improved skills, knowledge, and qualifications to provide access to decent employment.
Self-development is a lifelong process. It is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life, and set goals to realize and maximize their potential.
Self-development can be initiated or achieved in personality development sessions and training. It covers activities that improve awareness and identity and develop talents.
The topics can encompass anything that involves your transformation as a person. It means becoming the best you can be and reaching your potential. It is usually achieved by looking internally and then changing your action externally. It demands a lot of effort, knowledge, passion, and dedication.
Self-development sessions should be able to create the following results among students/participants:
Improved skills by learning new ones;
Building or renewing identity/self-esteem;
Developed strengths or talents;
Improvement in a career;
Enhancement of lifestyle, the quality of life, and time management;
Improvement of health;
Improvement of wealth or social status;
Improvement in social relations or emotional intelligence.
An emotional quotient (EQ) or emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, others, and groups.
People with high EQ can :
Label them appropriately;
Use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior;
Use them for positive thinking;
Identify, evaluate, control, and express their own emotions;
Understand emotional meanings.
People with high EQ generally achieve more, excel at teamwork and service, and take more initiative.
From an early age, encouraging qualities like sharing, thinking about others, putting oneself in another person’s shoes, giving space, and the general principles of cooperation can inculcate emotional awareness in children.
EQ is partially determined by how a person relates to others and maintains self-control. Through effective coaching, young adults can also enhance their EQ.
Some strategies for teaching emotional intelligence include offering character education, modeling positive behaviors, encouraging people to think about how others are feeling, and finding ways to be more empathetic toward others.
Many people think EQ is only about being good at interconnecting with other people, which can be, but it starts with your self-perception and levels of self-awareness. The change will only happen when you are aware of your emotions…✍️
Stress is a commonly used word nowadays, from working people to non-working, and from post-graduates to school-going kids.
Before elaborating on this word, let us understand what stress is – ‘Stress is a natural feeling of not being able to cope with specific demands and events that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.’
Now, let us understand why anyone gets stressed. It is a natural reaction to pressure caused by several factors :
Inability to accept failure or uncertainty;
Comparisons with others;
Whenever anyone gets stressed, there are some unwanted symptoms :
Sweating and sweaty palms;
Upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea;
Weakening of the immune system;
Difficulties with problem-solving.
There are many myths about stress. The most common one is that it is not at all good; however, the facts are :
It is not at all bad;
It is a strong incentive for individuals to do their best;
It poses a challenge for individual achievement;
It can be positive, helping you to be motivated and focused;
Low levels of stress are manageable, in fact, necessary & normal.
If there is an issue, then there will be a solution.
Here are some necessary STEPS to overcome stress :
Identifying stress factors;
Identify stress relievers;
Manage your Time;
Ask for help;
Practice breathing techniques;
Friends, there is a key for every lock; make an effort to search for that key…✍️
Technically, staff training is a systematic acquisition of attitudes, concepts, knowledge, roles, or skills resulting in improved performance at work.
The need for training for improved productivity has become universally accepted.
Training is a systematic development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by employees to perform adequately on a given task or job.
Training and development of staff enable them to work towards taking the organization to its expected destination.
The effectiveness and success of an organization depend on the people who form and work within the organization. The process of training and development is a continuous one.
Training and development is a platform to acquire new knowledge and develop further the skills and techniques to function effectively. It is a process of creating organizational conditions that will cause personnel to strive for better performance.
The functions of training are as follows:
Improves the quality of work;
Improves skills, knowledge, understanding, and attitude;
Enhance the use of tools and machines;
Reduces waste, accidents, turnover, lateness, absenteeism, and other overhead costs;
Enhance the implementation of new policies ;
Prepares people for achievement;
Improves and ensures the survival and growth of the enterprise.
Objectives of Training and Development are:
To improve the qualities of the trainee;
To increase personnel efficiency, professional growth, and smooth and more effective organization operations.
Organizations are, therefore, encouraged to train and develop their staff to enhance their effectiveness.
As training reduces the work of close supervision, it also improves the drive, initiative, and quality of work of the employees. It assists them in achieving the goals and objectives of the organization.
Thus, for any organization to succeed, training and re-training of all staff with workshops, conferences, and seminars should be vigorously pursued and made compulsory.
The woman has her aspiration, abilities, and qualities; she should have the opportunities to develop her faculties and express them according to her own choice.
Women are the primary caretakers of children and elders in every country of the world. Women take the lead in helping the family to adjust to new realities and challenges. They are likely to play a crucial role in facilitating (or hindering) changes in family life.
Education is key to a nation’s ability to develop and achieve sustainability targets. She plays a crucial role in the development of the emotional and educational aspects of the child. The mother in the family most often urges children to attend and succeed in school. She plays the role of first educator and disciplinarian of the child.
Today, the median female share of the global workforce is 45.4 percent. The role of women in the urban and rural workforce has expanded exponentially in recent decades.
Being a principal member of a family, society, and nation, every woman should learn to express herself positively. She must learn to communicate and inspire her kids, family, and friends to achieve the best they can.
Enhancing communication skills is the key to further development in the following ways:
Expressing herself positively;
Understanding verbal and non-verbal communication;
Listening with an intent to respond;
Relating to others.
Every woman must take a decisive step in enhancing communication skills for professional and personal progress…✍️
In my training sessions, I help my clients to understand an attitude and how important it is.
Attitude is a way of feeling or acting toward a person, thing, or situation. Many people may not always be aware of their attitude or the effect it is having on behavior.
There are two types of attitudes : Negative or Positive.
Let’s try to understand what is a positive attitude and its importance.
Studies have also shown that having a positive attitude makes your view of life seem broad, full of possibilities. Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health.
A positive attitude is a state of mind that envisions and expects favorable results;
A positive attitude means positive thinking. It is optimism and maintaining a positive mindset. It is a mental attitude that focuses on the bright side of life. In other words, positive thinking is the process of creating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality;
A positive mind waits for happiness, health, and a happy ending in any situation;
A positive attitude doesn’t mean ignoring life’s troubles. It just means being an optimist and looking for the good in things rather than being a pessimist.
A positive attitude is a guide to leading a positive life.
Maintaining a positive attitude through the ups and downs is necessary for every aspect of life: your social status, your work, your health, and your relationships.
A positive attitude brings positive opportunities;
A positive attitude can land you in successful or win-win situations;
A positive attitude will help you to get well from illness due to its placebo effects;
A positive attitude makes your presence enjoyable;
A positive attitude will lead you to a successful life.
Here are some steps to be in a positive frame of mind:
Keep a gratitude journal;
Maintain a circle of positive people;
Develop your personality;
Enhance your abilities and skills;
Reframe your challenges.
Use positive words to describe your life;
Try to find the good in everything;
Have solutions when pointing out problems;
Make others smile.
A Positive Attitude is a must for Happy and Prosperous Life.
I follow Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors that have ever lived, for his quotes, thoughts, and his views on investments.
In an essay celebrating Forbes’ 100th anniversary, billionaire Warren Buffett insisted that self-investment “supersedes” all other investments. He revealed how he overcame his weakness of public speaking early in his career. He enrolled himself in a course to improve his skills. As his speaking skills improved, his confidence grew.
According to Warren Buffett, improving your talent is an investment no one can take away from you. It is like an investment worth making.
Why is investing in self so powerful?
Investing in self sends a powerful message to self and the world that you are born to live, earn, and succeed. You will never get a better return on life than when you truly invest in yourself.
You believe in yourself;
You plan for your own personal and professional development;
You are engaged in a continuous, and mindful, lifelong learning strategy;
You have taken the time to identify what you don’t know instead of letting others tell you what they think you don’t know;
You pursue ideas, programs, and training that are a step or two or three beyond your current level of comprehension;
You make yourself travel on a path of self-discovery and self-worth;
You are willing to make investments in enhancing your abilities;
You are giving yourself honest feedback and work with others who will provide you with honest and direct feedback.
Invest as much as you can in self starting right now, and you will see returns beyond anything you could imagine. Investing in self means to invest in your future. Material things come and go, but your knowledge stays with you.
Here are some ways to help you make the most of your investment –
Cultivate positive habits and stick to them with a daily routine;
Invest in building your confidence;
Invest in learning, surround yourself with excellence;
Attend seminars, conferences, meetings, and workshops;
Choose to be happy and healthy;
Invest in a Mentor / Coach.
Invest in self for a happy and prosperous life – ABLES