I evaluated the impact of 21 months of writing management and I was happy by the increased visibility on social media and concrete relations experiences during that period. I was also excited about the coming challenges on writing skills and how to overcome them successfully.
I took my pen, my blocknote and wrote down all I learned as aas a social media entrepreneur during the past 20 months. As I did it, I came with 20 points that are actually skills developed while blogging.
I noticed that those skills I acquired became part of my habits. I also discovered I could apply them in any other business area. I would like to share with you exactly what I wrote on my note book:
- I identified a need
- I searched how to meet the need
- I created a service/product
- I put the product at the disposal of consumers
- I asked for feedback
- I extended my audience
- I fidelized my audience
- I managed a team
- I managed finances
- I managed time
- I worked under pressure
- I created and innovated
- I grew my knowledge in English
- I mastered goal-centered writing
- I increased my visibility worldwide through social media
- I converted my writing skills into coaching
- I converted my writing skills into evangelization
- I made new friends of different cultures
- I became an independant researcher
- I keep writing
Taking a step back and looking clearly at these skills acquired, I felt very encouraged to continue writing because I developed the profile of a social media and communication, marketing manager, a coach and entrepreneur with a part-time non paid activity I enjoy doing.
What hapened with me as a blogger is the power of transferable skills. I am learning with this experience that everything in life count. Every experience is valuable and can be usefull in another area of expertise.
I don’t know what you are doing right now that seems meaningless to you but I want to show you how to drive the best skills from it. You could therefore transfer those skills into an area you like or use them to move into another career.
As an experienced goal achiver, I will guide you step by step on how to move to the next enjoyable level in life, your career or your dreams.
What you need to know!
Learn how to put names on the activities . The task is at the base of every goal achieved. Therefore, if you can write down the various tasks you do at your current job, you will have a broaden picture of where you are aiming at.
Simply write down in detail what you do everyday from the time you start working until the moment you leave your workplace. Use action verbs that describe the task you do.
Also include tasks done alone and task done with other colleagues; Make sure you appreciate wether you liked it or not.
You could be doing the job of a manager without knowing and when applying for the next job that requires management competencies, you feel incompetent.
The other thing is that by writing down your daily task, you could also include the various challenges you encounter.
You would be able to answer the questions when did you do the job? where did you do it? how were you doing it? how many people were involved? what challenges did you encounter and how did you solve them? These questions are very regular in any job interview.
Finally, you could go back to your job description and find key words related to your position. After doing that, write down the corresponding actions you are doing now and not what the job description portrayed.
You’ll notice that you are gaining experience far ahead of what is required from you and those new skills could be usefull for your next promotion or job.
Learn from your past experiences. While growing in the job business, you were involved into good or bad experiences. The most important is not how exciting or fun those experiences were but the amount of knowledge , skills and attitude you acquired.
The experential learning cycle (ELC) is one the most powerfull tools that could help you organize your experiences to improve your skills, knowledge and attitudes. It’s an approach based on how you understand your own experiences compared to the results obtained.
This approach maximises your transferable skills outcome if you are a goal-centered person. You must be someone who is used to make a “to-do list” for every single working day. Such a list is your daily bluprint that guide each and every action you’re committed to.
The ELC will help you increase your results as you work on writing down your experiences and what you learn from them.
Again write down the tasks done during each of those life, professional or business activities. Then convert them into skills you can use now in your current job to improve your results or, plan the next career you want to have.
I understand it can be confusing and challenging!
You might not know were and how to start. And you probably think it will take you forever to do it. That’s why I am writing to you to offer you my services to support you achieve your dreams.
If you need coaching or support at any level of this rewarding and gratifying activity, contact me and specify what type of support I can help you with.