030 Skill Building

030 Skill Building.

What are skills?

Building blocks. You can’t learn surgery with doing surgery. Embroidery as a skill.

It’s too late to dig a well when you’re thirsty.  Seeing and hitting the bullseye.

Skills are portable.

TLB – you have to challenge yourself and have a conversation with yourself.

Conversations that get you unstuck are a skill.

James Altucher became a person when he chose himself. Stop complaining. That’s how it is. Don’t worry if nobody choses you.

 

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030 Skill Building

030 Skill Building.

What are skills?

Building blocks. You can’t learn surgery with doing surgery. Embroidery as a skill.

It’s too late to dig a well when you’re thirsty.  Seeing and hitting the bullseye.

Skills are portable.

TLB – you have to challenge yourself and have a conversation with yourself.

Conversations that get you unstuck are a skill.

James Altucher became a person when he chose himself. Stop complaining. That’s how it is. Don’t worry if nobody choses you.

 

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Why is it so hard to get out of the rut you are in?

 Simple answer: You lack skills and capacities… You can boil water, make coffee in the coffee maker, drive a car, open your smartphone… You are not quite hopeless… or are you? Not quite hapless either… or are you? ((Here is an article, 10% truth value… others talk about the topic… read it and feel how confusing it is…
Skills vs Competencies. What’s the Difference?
Gail Sturgess-December 6, 2012-Competency Management
What is a Skill?
These definitions were extracted from a number of different sources, but they all seem to say, more-or-less, the same thing:

Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience.
The ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well
An ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carry out complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical skills), and/or people (interpersonal skills).
A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results
A learned ability to bring about the result you want, with maximum certainty and efficiency
Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience.

So, a Skill is something Learned in order to be able to carry out one or more job functions.
What is a Competency
Again, these definitions were extracted from a number of different sources:

A cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person (or an organization) to act effectively in a job or situation.
Competencies refer to skills or knowledge that lead to superior performance.
Measurable skills, abilities and personality traits that identify successful employees against defined roles within an organisation
A competency is more than just knowledge and skills. It involves the ability to meet complex demands, by drawing on and mobilising psychosocial resources (including skills and attitudes) in a particular context.
A measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviours, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully.
Competencies specify the “how” (as opposed to the what) of performing job tasks, or what the person needs to do the job successfully.

Competencies, therefore, may incorporate a skill, but are MORE than the skill, they include abilities and behaviours, as well as knowledge that is fundamental to the use of a skill.
An Example
An example of this in an IT context is “Programming”. To effectively write a computer program one needs good analytical, logical, and interpretive ability as well as the skill to write the program in a specific language. So, learning Java, C++, C#, etc. is a Skill. But underlying the ability to use that skill effectively is analytical, logical and interpretive ability – those are Competencies.

The reason that we suggest this is because it is relatively easy to learn other programming languages once one knows one language well (and I talk from personal experience). However, without the underlying Competence, it is virtually impossible to write an effective program – irrespective of the language.
Types of Competencies
Competencies effectively fall in three groups:

Behavioural (or Life Skills) Competencies Life skills are problem solving behaviours used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human life. Examples are: Communication, Analytical Ability, Problem Solving, Initiative, etc.
Functional (or Technical) Competencies Functional Competencies relate to functions, processes, and roles within the organisation and include the knowledge of, and skill in the exercise of, practices required for successful accomplishment of a specific job or task. Examples are: Application Systems Development, Networking and Communication, Database Analysis and Design, etc.
Professional Competencies Professional competencies are competencies that allow for success in an organisational context. They are the accelerators of performance or – if lacking in sufficient strength and quality – are the reason people fail to excel in jobs. Examples are: Business Environment, Industry and Professional Standards, Negotiation, People Management, etc.

Levels of Criticality

In any organisation there are some Competencies that are more important than others, based on different criteria:

Core Competencies – Core competencies are those competencies that any successful employee will need to rise through the organisation. These Competencies would generally relate in some way to the business of the organisation.
Key Competencies – Key competencies contribute to valued outcomes of the organisation, defining the abilities of individuals to meet strategic demands, and are important not just for specialists but for all individuals.
Critical Competencies – Critical competencies are competencies without which the organisation will be unable to achieve it’s goals and strategy.

and some more clarification…
Skill: Noun
Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.

Capacity: noun (plural: capacities)

The ability to hold, receive or absorb
A measure of such ability; volume
Capability; the ability to perform some task
Mental ability; the power to learn
A faculty; the potential for growth and development ))

If you remember, my passion, my purpose, my reason d’etre is to penetrate the invisible portion of all knowledge. It gives me joy, and it keeps me busy.

One of the tools I use to do my “work” is the ability to see what I feel. See its size, nature, movement, and its connections to other things. I am an empath and I am (I hate the word) a clairsensar, which means what I just said… I see what I feel… blah blah blah.

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003 What does it take to change into a new career or The art of changing direction and succeed

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talking points:
how do you go from one profession to another? having a vague idea is not enough!

learned, school learned profession may give you a process and teach you everything
learning, self-directed needs YOU to build a curriculum, or you’ll fail
law of process, research, guidance, mentors

how do you know what skills to build?

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003 What does it take to change into a new career or The art of changing direction and succeed

003_what-does-it-take-to change-into-a-new-career

talking points:
how do you go from one profession to another? having a vague idea is not enough!

learned, school learned profession may give you a process and teach you everything
learning, self-directed needs YOU to build a curriculum, or you’ll fail
law of process, research, guidance, mentors

how do you know what skills to build?

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When all your efforts result in no learning

“It’s easier to evaluate your results through drunken delusion than to gaze soberly in the mirror and face the truth.”

I had a conversation yesterday with one of my clients, and as it is predictable in many conversations, weight came up.

Weight is a universal source of grief, effort, disappointment, and self-hate.

But why would that be so?

I can recall, in my life, four “campaigns” to regain control over my body.

The most recent one is successful and is going to last. The previous ones included one or two elements that were not sustainable. for example the first time I was on a starvation diet, and I maintained it for 10 years, until I came to the United States, where the plenty beat me on my a**.

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When all your efforts result in no learning

“It’s easier to evaluate your results through drunken delusion than to gaze soberly in the mirror and face the truth.”

I had a conversation yesterday with one of my clients, and as it is predictable in many conversations, weight came up.

Weight is a universal source of grief, effort, disappointment, and self-hate.

But why would that be so?

I can recall, in my life, four “campaigns” to regain control over my body.

The most recent one is successful and is going to last. The previous ones included one or two elements that were not sustainable. for example the first time I was on a starvation diet, and I maintained it for 10 years, until I came to the United States, where the plenty beat me on my a**.

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Let’s build a high vibration person

Let’s build a high vibration person… let’s build a skill, let’s build some skills

I am starting a new series that also shows a new direction I am taking my teaching/coaching practice.
The new direction is skill-building.
Obviously, if you are like most people, you have no idea what a skill is. You may say some inane things, but you still don’t know. Even if you read the “what color is your parachute” famous book that has been published and every year for 48 years, with over ten million copies sold.

I have taught it. I have lead the workshop. And I can safely tell you that in all those years, there wasn’t one person who learned from me, or from the book what a skill really is, and then develop skills that would take them far on the job market.
Why? Because skill is part of the invisible world.

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What does skill-building do to you, beyond building skills?

I realized today that I am still at the beginning phases of my “entrepreneurial” journey… meaning: I am not a seasoned entrepreneur.

Why that would be, you ask?

Today I had an insight. Everyone talks about knowing, maybe even knowing how to do something, but hardly anyone talks about building skills, the building blocks of a successful life.

There is a what to do… and then there is a how to do it… and they all look magical and at least foggy for most people…

There are so many how’s that I can promise you it takes years of diligent doing projects one after the other, with help, before you’ll get any good at it.

Here is an embarrassing example: I have been making my own capsules of supplements… I buy empty capsules and fill them with whatever I want to take.

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