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How to become a better professional

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We live in a jet age, and the speed at which time flies may invariably make us not have time to do things for ourselves, so how do we become a better professional in this present age.

The need to become a better Professional should be on our top list in our scale of Preference.

Many a time, self-search is necessary to become a better version of yourself. When was the last time you intentionally put your important tasks on hold and just took the time out to study to improve the professional in you?

This kind of self-development hack (studying to improve the Professional in you) might something be at the end of your “Scale of Preference”  and it may be also something that you easily overlook and probably do when you have your spare time.

But Self development in every way possible should be a top priority. Fortunately, in this article, I will show you strategic ways on how to become a professional.

Connect with Mentors

You are definitely familiar with this adage “Experience is the best teacher” as much as I agree with this ideology, it does not suit the pace of this Jet age. rather, learning from the experiences of others is actually a reliable teacher.

Connecting with those who have gone ahead of you in your Profession has lots of advantages ranging from them sharing their experiences with you to help you learn and creating living changing opportunities.

Which will make you get specialized training that will make you reach your career goals even faster.

If you truly desire to become a better professional then you need to connect with mentors and following your steps below.

Unlearn, Learn and Relearn!

Knowledge is like a well that never dries up. You need to always update yourself as this is expedient.

You must develop the habit of unlearning outdated or wrong information, learning updated information, and relearning that updated information in order to become a better professional.

Learning can also help you get a step ahead in your career. You can decide to enrol in a course on an industry topic or you can get trained for general work skills, such as a class on copywriting or content marketing.

You should also check with your current employer about this, as some companies will pay for your training, especially if they believe it will make you better at your current job and invariably improve their net worth.

Take risks

Even if this means you will be pushed out of your enjoyment seat (Comfort Zone). Try to stay open to new ideas or projects, and don’t say *nay*  from the start, you never know what you may discover during the way. It may be something that may benefit you.

Teach on your area of Specialities

There is no better way to master something than by trying to teach what you know to others. It makes your reading and skills acquisition highly intentional in new ways, and sometimes you learn more from those you teach than they do from you.

Study to become a better professional

To study is the deep part of reading, it’s the ability to read with a mindset to teach and it is also a great way to become smart and more informed in your field.

And you can study anything that can broaden your knowledge bank, not just something strictly related to your area of Profession.

Whether it’s a sport, fashion, writing a novel or journal, just make sure you’re putting in the effort to study something new.

Travel

Travelling is an adventure that has lots of educational benefits ranging from meeting with people and getting a  better understanding of their social context.  

Also, travelling the globe is a great way to open you to develop a creative mind, gain knowledge, and create a perspective to bring back to work. It also helps you grow as an individual.

Always task yourself

How about setting a SMART goal. By SMART I mean (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound)

Tasks are what keeps human beings motivated to be productive and efficient. Whether your task is as simple as jogging every morning or something big like successfully finishing a book project, focus on the prize and task yourself to be a better person.

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