As with anything else in life, I’m finding ways to improve my skill set. In particular, in the graphic design/editing side of the business of content creation. Yes, I know that I usually talk about the weight loss journey or mental health, but sometimes it feels good to talk about those other highlights in life.
Learning skills is a great way for personal growth. If you learn a new language, it just adds on to a skill set that employers find appealing. You never stop learning and that’s the important part. I think that once you feel like you have nothing left to learn, then you’re not looking hard enough to discover that you are, or that you can. It took a hard lesson for me to learn during the dark period in my life.
I felt stagnant, and trapped by the way things were going. I felt that life wasn’t going anywhere, and I needed to find a way out. It took that really hard push to realize that, but I’m grateful for the experience that got me there.
Now, I love learning, and I find that even reviewing things that I had already learned brings something new. I was going over a video on how to write a screen play for beginners, and I found things that I hadn’t thought about before, so I went right into working on Life Happens and I applied the newly discovered things that I either didn’t know or had forgotten about.
I can spend hours on Youtube watching videos on the various parts of film production, or how to use the different programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud. I also find myself watching videos on how to have success with my brand. It’s really helped me to be better at what I’m trying to accomplish.
I also follow several health and wellness people and companies on Twitter. This is interesting because I tend to see video’s of how people do their exercises, and it helps me to improve my form on things that I’ve already been doing, and teaches me new movements that I’ve not learned. This in turn, tends to help me better myself when doing a personal training session. I’ve also friended several professional trainers on Twitter and Facebook. They’ve been encouraging and helpful when it comes to my weight loss journey.
A funny thing about learning these new skills, is that like my weight loss journey, I’ve met some people that I would never dream of meeting. They are fascinating and insightful, and I feel that my life is better from that experience that I gained from the conversation, or lesson that I learned. This has also lead to the observation that people are fascinating by the multi-dimensional interests that they have.
My personal trainer Sam for example, has been training people for over twenty-years. He’s into the various aspects of health and nutrition. He trains in various forms of grappling, and is an avid player of Dungeons and Dragons. He teaches me philosophy as well, and I feel that our time together ends up making me a more rounded person.
I like that about people, if you find the right one’s they’ll be willing to help teach you new skills. Yes, they can cost something, but it’s worth it in the end. The cost though can be any number of things like, money, or sometimes friendship. So the value is up to the individual that someone is willing to pay for.
I just wanted to give a little update that is not part of the regular norm. What do have you learned by reading my blogs? Does it give you value? Does it motivate you to try and be a better version of yourself? Hell, do I entertain you with my experiences, and occasional quips? Let me know, reach out, I’m here for you.
This is the director, and that’s a wrap, but before I go, I want to present you with what I worked on. I hope you enjoy the six seconds, and sound really does bring things to life.