Imagine this: it’s nearing the end of 2020, you have anxiety about what the future holds because this year has been a doozy, and you’re stuck. You’re creatively stuck at work, you’re literally stuck at home. You’re unsure how to navigate the future because when you did plan, you had to quickly change course to accommodate a pandemic.
Sound familiar? It’s not just you.
It’s ok to not have all of the answers. It’s ok to admit that you don’t know what the future holds - neither does anyone else on the planet. If you’re anything like me, you feel a sense of doom and anxiety about not being able to control every detail of the day. You know what you can control? Learning something just for the sake of learning it.
If you’re not commuting anymore, and you don’t have the noise of office chatter, find a quiet place, hop online at any number of learning platforms, just learn something new. Learn something that has absolutely nothing to do with your job. Learn something that has absolutely nothing to do with your home life. There is power in skills, and there’s power in taking control over learning just for the sake of expanding who you are and what you can do.
If you don’t know where to start, and you want those new skills to be tied to a promotion, or a new job, then be vulnerable enough to go to your manager and ask what the company or department needs. Be the one who says, “I don’t know how to do this, but I’ll learn it and report back.” There is no shame in seeking out new knowledge. There is no shame in admitting that you don’t know how to do something. There’s only a problem when you become complacent and don’t seek out new skills.
This blog isn’t a sales pitch. It’s a wake up call. If ever there were a time to learn something new, it’s now. You’ll be stuck at home for the foreseeable future and there are millions of free resources available online. If you don’t know where to start, log in to your account on youracclaim.com and search for skills that you want to learn. We’ll show you what courses need to be completed to earn a digital credential.