ALERT!!! New Short Posts Series: 365 THINGS YOUTH: A List of Things Young People Need to be Doing in this Economy to Survive and Thrive… #1 and #2

365 Things Young is a series of short posts dedicated to young people.

It is a list of things young people around the world need to be able to do, so to survive and thrive in these new economies: To incite in themselves skills, intelligence (for Industrial Revolutions), innovation, creativity and productivity.  It is written either by me, Tiisetso Maloma, or by a named guest contributor. Sometimes the posts rant, and sometimes they are soft.

Here goes the first one.

#1. You have to Google shit you want to learn yourself

You cannot be asking people how to create a CV, a business plan, an email account, etc.

We are no longer in that age.

Google how it’s done, and do it yourself.

#2. You need to have an email address, and you need to know how to send a proper email

Don’t be caught saying:

  • “I do not have an email address.”
  • “I haven’t checked my emails in a while.”

You have to:

  • Check your emails 3 times a day: At least in the morning, afternoon and at 4 PM – if not later.
  • An email has a heading and body.
  • No fucken shorthand typing.
  • And use proper grammar. Use Grammarly. Do not ask what it is. Find out for yourself. 
  • Oh, and an email address has to be clean: maloma7@gmail.co.za is better than maloma1987554@gmail.com.

How the skills you learn when you go after your ambitions are better than the ambition itself

The skills you learn when you go after your ambitions are better than the ambition itself. I will show you why.

When you consider venturing into your ambitions, i.e. going after your goals, it is scary. And always there’s a lot to deliberate:

  1. There is your present reality – what you have or don’t have. Also, the mind likes pondering on disadvantages and the many odds against you – e.g. you are poor, without a university education, without reputation, no connections, etc.
  2. There is your ambition (where you want to go or the goals you have set for yourself).
  3. Then there is the potential of what you can achieve. This is important and technical. I will make sense as you read on.

Let’s start. Read more