What are the Essential Digital Skills to Secure Your Future?

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With the growing popularity of the digital world, the need to acquire digital knowledge and skills are essential to reach our full potential.

It’s fair to say that ‘digital skills’ is a very broad term that covers a wide range of knowledge and competencies.

Everybody’s definition will be different, however, digital skills are becoming near-universal requirements for jobs, business, and everyday life.

The effect of digital technologies is more dominant and is influencing our human behaviour, regardless of country or culture.

The digital world is changing our leadership roles as parents raising children, in schools, business and life in general.

Technology is providing enormous value, enabling us to connect, collaborate and expand our minds – refining awareness about important matters, bringing people together for a common purpose and accomplishing new advancements.

As a result, digital adaptation is crucial and we need to acquire the skills and proficiency we need.

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS TO SECURE YOUR FUTURE?

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“Are You Seeking to Achieve a Meaningful Life?”

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Marriage was to be the lot of almost every woman in my era, whether we were looking for something else or not.

Few women pursued a career and if they did it was expected they would give up their job as soon as they had children.

For me, I was looking for something more than a quiet married existence. I was not particularly feminist but I was more aligned with the spirit of female independence.

Money? Marriage? Children? Home? I wanted all of these.

But deep down, I was searching for something else, something more.

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How To Overcome Your Doubts To Honour Your Commitments

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“Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things.” Rob Cristophe

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

  • What if I don’t measure up?
  • What if I fail again?
  • What if it doesn’t work out?

At some point, we experience some form of doubt in ourselves, but it serves no purpose at all.

Self-doubt has been my companion for many years. Every time I have moved away from my comfort zone, doubts have been right beside me.

When I travelled from Mexico to England to learn English, I was full of high hopes and expectations. It was not easy at the beginning, I could hardly understand anyone, and it was a challenge to express myself in a foreign language.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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IQ is not the only difference between successful students and those who struggle.

In education, understanding of students and learning from a motivational and a psychological perspective is much better, according to Angela Lee Duckworth.

Angela Lee Duckworth (born 1970) is an American academic, psychologist and popular science author. She is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies grit and self-control.  She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

In her Ted Talk, she poses the question: “What if doing well in school and in life depends on much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily?”

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