Importance of sharpening your skills

Kryssia Borges
2 min readNov 27, 2020


The business world has turned into a very competitive environment. One where the best way to thrive is by standing out. If you are about to start in this territory, it’s important for you to know your skills and be aware of the areas you fit better in. However, if you’ve been in it for a while, feeling stuck and wondering how to get passed it, there is one tip that will make you more valuable in the eyes of the business leaders. Constantly sharpening your skills. Here are some ways to achieve this.


The business world is constantly changing and we have to keep up. Whether are blogs, books or articles. It’s important to stay up to date on what’s new and learn different ways that other people are doing what you do. This way you will be aware of the speed on which things are moving and you’ll always be growing.


Teaching is one of the best ways to learn. It helps you increase knowledge, confidence and communication skills. Even if it means gathering your friends and family at home to explain the basic concepts of your field, try to prepare a class. Because when you teach, you learn.

Attend a Conference

With the current situation of Covid-19 virtual conferences are thriving. And it gives you the opportunity to attend despite your location. Attending to these conferences will put you to date with the new features of your work and will help you sharpen your skills.

Take online courses

We live in an era where technology has taken over . However, this isn’t always a bad thing. The internet is filled with courses from people with a passion to teach. Online courses are a new way to learn, it allows you to go at your own pace, repeat classes as many times as you want, and if you purchase them, you will forever owned them.


Even if it’s for yourself. Look for ways to practice the skills that you use in your field. It takes 10,000 hours of practice to master something. The more you do it, the more you will learn and the better you will get. There is no way around it, experience is key.

“Practice doesn’t make perfect.
Practice reduces the imperfection.”
Toba Beta