The advantage of having extra skills
I don’t know about you, but I’m always curious about the world, and always aware of how much I still have to learn.
Most of the time people like specializing in one area of qualification, but what does not come to the mind of the people is what if you did more than one thing.
Definitely some will say “I want to be the expert in this field. But does it really pain to move an extra mile and gain new experience. After spending the past couple of years taking on different internships, jobs, and educating myself in fields outside of the constraints of my undergraduate major, I’ve learned a lot about myself and discovered that I was talented in areas that I didn’t know I was capable of excelling in. It made me completely change my mind about my career path, and it allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone towards a new path that was perfectly designed by me. Going this route has opened the doors to a larger network of people, and I unintentionally realized that it gives me a unique advantage. Here are 4 benefits of being the Jack or Jill of all trades.
1. You can grow as a person, develop your knowledge base and improve yourself for the better.
2. Learning something new gets us access to new and different opportunities and the chance to try new experiences that might be the best ones you have ever tried
3. You could potentially earn more money in your work life from learning a new and appropriate skill or by developing one that links to the work you do. You’ll rejuvenate your working life and get so much more from it.
4. Developing a new skill will influence the way you do things day to day and they will make doing things quicker and easier, saving time, energy and stress.
The white matter in your brain is called myelin, and it helps improve performance on a number of tasks. The more people practice a new skill they are learning, the denser the myelin in their brains becomes, which helps them learn even better.
Learning a new skill helps you learn things faster over time. By stimulating neurons in the brain, more neural pathways are formed and electrical impulses travel faster across them as you attempt to process new information. The more pathways that are formed, the faster impulses can travel.
People who learn a new skill are less likely to develop dementia, which has been linked to demyelination of your brain. People who actively learn new skills don’t give their brains a chance to demyelinate, and their neural pathways are ready for new impulses to travel along them.
Being multifaceted shows that you are a great learner and that you can easily adapt to new situations and working environments. Having experience in learning and working in a variety of industries shows that you are more adaptable when being faced with tasks and projects that require a completely different approach than your other skill.