There are LOCAL SKILLS and GLOBAL SKILLS.
A local skill at best would make you a local champion; a global skill will give you 21st century relevance.
A skill is not a talent.
Talent is cheap; skill is rare.
Talent is just potential; skill is cultivated potential.
Skill is an ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities
Skill is processed talent.
No body pays you much for raw rice…but they pay alot for processed and cooked rice.
What gives you value is not really talent…what gives you value in the market place is skill.
Your CERTIFICATE or degree will give you accesss to that job interview; your KNOWLEDGE will give you the job ; but it is your SKILL that would give you a promotion.
So how do you develop GLOBAL SKILLS…What are they , in the first place?
A global skill is a skill that can put you on the world stage. Yes, it is ok to start local…but hey you must grow national…and then GO GLOBAL.
Have a GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS!
Develop Global skills today.
SOME GLOBAL SKILLS TO START DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW!:
1. WRITING: Yes, that can put on world stage. J.K.Rowlings was that divorced school teacher that wrote HARRY PORTER and became a billionaire from selling her novels..and the movies,toys and games that have resulted from it. Chimaammanda Adichie is that Nigerian novelist whose books have not only brought fame but has also made her rich. How much was she paid when her book HALF A YELLOW SUN was made a movie by HOLLY WOOD producers? Figures have been hidden but it surely runs into millions of DOLLARS! Chinua Achebe sold more than 30 million copies of THINGS FALL APART, a book that has also been translated into several world languages.
Write a book. A novel. Look for a foreign publisher to publish you. More easily run a global blog and tag. Easy? Yes very easy. I could show you how. Just call 2347010656135
2. MODELLING AND FASHION: Are you creative? Very creative with cloth designs then take it global. With modelling you can become as successful as Noami Campell or the highest paid African Model Alek Wek.
3. SPORTS: Whether it is football, lawn tennis or golf or even boxing you can become global if you can take you skill to the world market.
4. ACTING: Last year, Genievive Nnaji was interviewed by Oprah Winferey and was refered to as Africa’s Julia Roberts. Last week, TIMES magazine named OMOTOLA among the 100 most influencial people in the world. Recently, CNN show cased JETA AMATA’s new movie BLACK NOVEMBER featuring Akon and Wycliffe. These Nigerian artiste and producers have made their names global by focusing on acting
5. MUSIC: DBANJ made several millions from his OLIVER TWIST hit. What kind of music would more likely take you global? Of course, HIP HOP and R and B. Other genres are behind in era. Focus on hip hop and Rand B or mix other genres with these two.
6. ICT SKILLS: Important. Know something about the ICT world. We are all on facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s site . Isn’t that amazing? We know him because he developed ICT skills. That includes the yahoo boys and google boys.
7.PUBLIC SPEAKING: Perhaps you may become a politician tomorrow…public speaking will just be it. That is what will distinguish from the entire lot.Learn how to speak well. The orator is king. Public speaking is not just for politics…it is for every aspect of life: business, acting, ministry.
And there are many more. But focus on these 7.
See you at the top.