This is something. I really thought I wouldn’t be able to improve the article any further.
I thought it would be a waste of time visiting it again
But gosh, I actually did! Although the edit and improvement is marginal. But I was proved wrong and did improved it.
Thanks for pushing ume further by revisiting the same article, Henneke!
Looking forward to your comments.
Now on to Module 5!
New and Improved again
I’ve had fantastic teachers.
School, Toastmaster, KPMG, everywhere my teachers/mentors have been the ultimate. They were intelligent, sincere and dedicated. If they saw an opportunity, they would give their best and train you.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
~ Issac Newton
However, Further to my formal and professional education, I’ve trained myself in certain skills. Skills that are life changing. Thanks to this new skill-set, I’m 500% more productive. These skills are really that awesome.
Every single day, I dip into one or more of these multiple skill set and come out just soaring!
Here’s the list of those skills that will transform you into a productive ninja.
But my point is this. If you are student. Drop what you are doing and Grab these skills set now. Do it! If you master these skills as a student, you would be light-years ahead of your peers in the classroom.
We’ve written oodles about GTD on this blog. That’s because GTD as a system…is phenomenal. It sky-rockets anybody’s and everybody’s performance. Be it a school child, an office executive or a house-wife.
GTD does this in 5 steps by:
1. collecting all the unorganised stuff lying around your life.
2. Making Concrete decisions what is actionable or not.
3. Organising those decisions into leak-proof lists, that your psyche will trust.
4. Identifying priorities.
5. In the process helping you find your purpose on this planet.
Gosh, that may sound like a mouthful, but GTD Makes it the most delicious piece of lemon meringue cake you even tasted. It’s the ultimate swiss-army knife set of skills that will have you prepared no matter what situation you are in. If this sounds like I’m offering you the world, in a package with a pretty pink ribbon tied around it. It’s because I am.
If only I had picked-up GTD during School. My grades would have been higher. I would have more time in my hands to do more extracurricular stuff. Most of all I would have been totally focussed on the larger goals in life.
Any school or college kid reading this, if there’s just one thing that you want to take back from this list, it’s GTD. Yes, it require disciplines. It’s takes effort. But it’s fun and will make mastering all the below skills in the list, so much easier.
For resources on implementing GTD, have a look at my blog post: 5 Steps to implementing GTD by clicking here.
3. Critical Thinking Skills
So little time, so many meetings. And meetings in the Corporate world today, often end up discussing the same point endlessly. Hours get consumed on purposeless discussions.
Simply because, facts and assumptions are not separated.
Thanks to a little practice in Critical Thinking, I am able to distinguish:
Critical thinking is skill that has saved hours of avoidable discussions as well as arguments.
To learn more about Critical Thinking have a look at this Amazon list.
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