The talents, skills, and capabilities you need to achieve your potential

Thomas Edison is credited with saying – ‘’Genius is one percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration”

Skills Studio's Pedagogical Model explores the concept of talents, skills, and capabilities and Skills Studio workshops offer a multitude of effective strategies to acquire key skills using methods tested by top performers worldwide.

Thomas Edison is credited with saying – ‘’Genius is one percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration”, and I couldn’t agree more! 

Learning to consciously develop life skills beats mediocrity and even super-smart minds when it comes to making the most of life. What if I told you that you could also acquire every skill you desire?

The key to developing your talents lies within you. Your desire to change your mindset and your actions for the better are achievable. If you truly believe that you can develop skills, you can compensate for a lack of any birth-given talents. 

The secret is to consciously develop and apply the nine skills defined in the Skills Studio pedagogy. 

Skills Studio pedagogical model by Greg Twemlow

Therefore, choose wisely when it comes to what stays in your life and what doesn’t, as every little detail has the potential to influence not just your present, but your future as well.

The Skills Studio workshops ensure you learn important lessons on how to create the talents that are important to you. How to acquire skills more efficiently than ever, so as to create an extraordinary life. 

If you’re ready to see what these lessons are, keep on reading!

There are 3 key attitudinal secrets you need to understand:

1. Believe in yourself strongly and envision the path in life that you wish to follow.

2. Build a strong foundation of skills by learning and consciously practicing.

3. Be positive and patient with yourself in order to improve the learning process.

Now, let’s dig a little bit deeper into each one!

Lesson 1: If you work on your mindset and what you believe of yourself, you will achieve what you desire.

Let’s debunk a myth: You don’t need to be a genius, a super mind, or have extraordinary capabilities to achieve greatness. Indeed, the things we do and the result of our work have to be truly remarkable to spark attention and drive us towards success, but that is the result of a winning mindset and strong determination.

Talent is more likely a result of our actions, rather than good genes. The first thing you want to do is envision the situation you want to find yourself in. Be specific and clear in your thoughts, and add positive emotions to them while you create the perfect picture in your head.

Then, look for the people you admire and learn from them. Find healthy role models and learn their best practices. You can find inspiration online or in your day-to-day life. Doing this will not only motivate you, but it will get into your head and sow the seeds of a mindset for the better.

Connecting yourself to your source of inspiration will increase the chances of achieving what you desire. A good role model should be someone who is a top performer in their domain, as you can learn the most from them. Learn by observing them, their habits, what their skills are, and emulate those good practices.

Lesson 2: Learning key skills and practice will help you develop your desired talents.

Your success in life will be determined largely by your ability to speak, your ability to write, and the quality of your ideas, in that order. I know that I can be successful in this because the quality of communication, your speaking, your writing, is largely determined by this formula. It's a matter of how much knowledge you have, how much you practice with that knowledge, and your inherent talent, and notice that the T is very small. What really matters is what you know.

Quality equals knowledge x practice x talent by Skills Studio

Lesson 3: Psychological work is equally important when it comes to building talents.

Now you know that hard skills lie at the essence of your talents. However, mastering the learning process isn’t the only thing that you must take into consideration. When it comes to further building on your foundation, the psychological factor plays a significant role.

You’ll have to focus on patience, positivity, and visualization. How? Let’s get into it! Be patient when you’re learning a new skill, as it takes a minimum of eight weeks to fully apprehend it and see the results of your hard work. Understand that you will not see improvements immediately, so keep on practicing!

Moreover, you’ll have to adopt a positive mindset when learning. When you’re optimistic, chances are you’ll motivate yourself to get things done more efficiently. This implies being focused on your end goal and what it is that you want to get out of it, instead of focusing on your mistakes and what you’re doing wrong.

Lastly, make sure to employ a bit of visualization in the learning process. Why is that? Well, when you’re looking into the future and imagining yourself in a certain circumstance that makes you happy, you’ll become more motivated and engaged in the process. Moreover, your subconscious mind will work toward your vision even while you’re sleeping, increasing the chances of your success.

The Skills Studio Pedagogical Model will change your perspective on what talents and skills truly mean. If you’ve ever thought that only natively talented people or geniuses can excel in certain fields, Skills Studio workshops will teach you how to build a skill base so strong that you will achieve success without a doubt. 

Who Can Benefit from the Skills Studio programs?

It's never too early or too late to get started with develping key life skills. Skills Studio has run classes for 10-year-olds right through to 70-year-olds. Some examples of who can benefit include, the 22-year-old who wants to learn new skills faster and build momentum in his professional life, the 44-year-old teacher who wants to improve herself and be able to pass on useful advice for her students, or the 35-year-old who feels she needs to boost herself and develop more skills to advance in her life.

About the Author:

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Greg Twemlow is a Sydney-based Social Enterprise Founder | Startup Mentor | CEO | Writer | Speaker | Designer at the Skills Studio