Personal Development Skill

Personal development skills are those essential skills that you need to develop for you to set personal goals and to achieve personal empowerment. You can build a strong and effective skill-set through personal development, and this will help you to make positive choices and right decisions in the future.

Personal development is life long process. People need to assess their skills and qualities, considering their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential. It helps you to identify the skills you need to set life goals which can enhance your employability prospects, raise your confidence and lead to a more fulfilling, higher quality life.  Plan to make relevant, positive and effective life choices and decisions for your future to enable personal empowerment. Although early life development and early formative experiences within the family, at school, etc. can help to shape us as adults, personal development should not stop later in life.

Steps for Personal Development:

  • Organising your time.
  • Change in specific behaviour
  • Learn new skills time to time

Organising Your Time:

If you are considering making changes in your life, finding additional time often poses a problem.  It could be that the changes you are thinking of making are to ensure you have extra time to:

  • Spend with your family.
  • Spend on things you enjoy doing.
  • Devote to your work.
  • Devote to your education.
  • Learning to say ‘no’ to jobs or requests that you feel are not your responsibility.
  • Learning to delegate – sharing jobs/tasks can be fun and will leave you with more time.
  • Making a ’to do’ list of tasks you need to do each day/week, ticking off tasks that you complete.
  • Giving up things you do not really want or need to do.
  • Identifying your high and low times of the day.  Everyone has a time when he/she feels more or less energetic.  Try to do the most demanding tasks when you have the greatest energy as you will do them more quickly, thereby releasing more time to spend on other things.

Change in specific behaviour:

We all are programmed to do certain things in a certain way. broadly this is know as a behaviour. Our behaviour changes as per the situations. However, there are come behaviours which are constant and almost become shadow of our personality.

You might consider these things while changing that particular behaviour which is holding you back from growth.

  • Identify the negative behaviour
  • Identify the triggers to that negative behaviour
  • Make a note of negative outcomes of such behaviour and relate it with positive behaviour
  • Think positive and Stay balanced in every approach
  • Remember no-one likes the negative behaviour

Learning a New Skill:

Learning a new skill will broaden the opportunities for you, at the same time it will empower you as an individual. There are many things that prevent people from learning new skills,  These might include:

• Lack of Confidence or Self-Esteem:  This is one of the greatest obstacles facing many individuals.  However, if this is a problem then ask yourself if there is anyone who would support and help you to take the first steps towards learning a new skill.  Often, once the first move is made then the greatest hurdle is overcome.  Confidence increases as you develop new skills.

• Financial Crunch:  You may see your financial situation as a barrier to developing new skills, this need not be the case.  The internet has lots of pages and tools that can help you develop specify skills.  There may be courses offered in local schools, colleges or universities which are free or offered at a reduced rate for people on a lower incomes.  Distance-learning courses allow you to study at home which can help to reduce the cost of learning.  There may exist trust funds or charities that offer grants for people developing new skills in your area.  It is also possible to learn a new skill with the aid of books from a library.  Also, voluntary work can provide an excellent opportunity for learning and developing new skills as can being a member of a local group or society.

• Family Commitments:  If you have family commitments that prevent you from having the time to learn a new skill, perhaps it is possible for you to enlist the help of a friend or family member to give you a few free hours weekly.  Colleges and universities offering vocational training courses may have free or subsidised crèche places.

Recording your Personal Development

It is often a good idea to keep a record of your personal development. By writing down key developments in your learning and development as and when they occur, you will be able to reflect on your successes at a later date. This reflection may well help to motivate you to learn more skills in the future.  Try keeping a learning log or journal as you develop your skills and knowledge.

For more such skills  Download SkillGenie


How to appear in Group Discussion and Personal Interview

How to appear for GD (Group Discussion)

Group discussion has been one of the most common and widely used technique  to eliminate the bellow average candidates during the job interview.

Human Resource managers are looking for smart, talented yet enough flexible candidate for the job, they use GD as a tool to measure the overall strengths and weaknesses of the participating candidates.

GD is the platform to assess following major skills and competencies:

* Analytical Skill
* Solution driven attitude
* Persistant efforts
* Communication Skill
* Convincing power
* Patient
* Respect for others views
* Promptness and quick grasping
* Subject knowledge
* Attitude & Self control
* Assertiveness

Focusing on these skills will ensure better performance during GD.

Download SkillGenie

How to overcome the Trauma of Separation, Divorce & Break-up

Relationship turmoil, Break ups, and divorces are increasingly becoming a reality of the 21st century. Let us for a while keep aside the issue of who is right and who is wrong, let us discuss about the after shocks and after effects of such divorces and break ups. What goes after the two people part their ways? How the husband is coping up and how the wife is managing the social sarcasm? Trust me, this is even more critical when divorce has been granted after a hell journey of court case and police interventions. Although most divorces are going through a route of ‘out of court settlement’, but it certainly leaves a deeper scar on  the mental frame of the individual.

Let us take a case of Rohini and Mohan, a happily engaged couple and like any other aspiring couple they too wanted all heavenly pleasure and material world attainment. Mohan was young energetic and working as an software engineer with a tech company. This was in fact his first job after he has completed his degree engineering 2 years back. Parents were now eager to ensure Mohan gets the perfect wife and quickly settle down in his life. Mohan’s father was working with a government sector and at a reputed position. With his all social connects and reputation they soon met Rohini’s (Now estranged wife of Mohan) parents. Rohini was good looking girl and like any other girl she was also career aspiring girl and she did her graduation in law and pursuing career in law firm as an assistant.

Both Mohan and Rohini met and they found themselves as ‘made for each other’ and soon they got married. The trouble begun immediately after the marriage. Both of them have had verbal exchanges and aggressive fights on several occasions. Parents of Mohan did try to intervene but they failed. Fight episodes have increased and eventually Rohini left home and went to her parent’s home. The worst nightmare starts for Mohan and his parents now!

Rohini filed a police complain of physical torture and harassment case against Mohan and his parents. After a hell time of about 2 years and spending lots of money they were set free and both granted divorce. Mohan was subjected to continue to pay Rohini monthly alimony (Higher than what he was actually able to pay). Their property was disposed off and practically Mohan was clueless as to how he will continue to pay money and how long? Although his job was continued but since it was very initial phase of his career, he wasn’t making a huge sum in terms of salary.

Mohan was passing through sever depression, fear psychosis and was unable to re-start his life.

Here is what SkillGenie recommends as actionable:

  • Gather all your courage and do a self assessment, may be do a SWOT analysis. If need be take expert’s help for this.
  • Figure out What you are good at.
  • In case if you are planning to change the job, than do take a small vacation before joining.
  • Change all your social network settings to single, let social courage helps you to stabilise faster.
  • Try and cut all your past connections with your Ex.
  • Join a regular gym or yoga classes and give your body and mind a new lease of life
  • Do fresh shopping with keeping your single status in mind (sounds silly, yet shows remarkable impact on mental wellbeing).
  • Engage yourself in new pursuits, hobbies and surround yourself with friends and happy people.
  • Daily morning open a page from a notebook, tear it off and throw it in dustbin, and say “I have a new day, new life to write my own story”.
  • Listen to positive stories, videos, watch happy and light movies.

Above suggestions and actions are indicative, we can add few more depending on the individual situation.

Those who have suffered or are suffering a trauma of separation, I strongly recommend them to follow these guideline for better transition from one to another phase of life.

Download SkillGenie:

Instant Learning of Soft Skills by SkillGenie

SkillGenie is first of its kind mobile application that will bring revolutionary change in the way we learn and acquire soft skills. Our main advantage is ‘Quick Learning & Instant Applying’. Here you will learn all types of soft skills, leadership skills and life skills which you can straightaway apply in your life and workplace. We will help Students, Professionals, Businessmen and Individuals to sharpen their soft-skills in fastest possible time.

SkillGenie, comes with bundle of features; like Pearls of Wisdom, Energy filling zone, Parking slot, etc. to help users energize, boost self-confidence and make them ready to face any challenging situation of life.

SkillGenie Mobile App

SkillGenie is professionally managed by certified trainers and coaches. The content is updated on regular basis with keeping the pace with recent trends and realities. Our technical team and developers are highly competent to ensure you have better learning experience with SkillGenie.

SkillGenie is a virtual classroom to train you on the go.
Have a great learning with SkillGenie !

Download SkillGenie