We all have skills that we use in day-to-day life. We can use some of these skills (or a combination of them) to launch a viable business.
There are different types of skills :
- Thinking (being creative, solving problems, making decisions, observing my surroundings, basing actions on needs and opportunities of the immediate context, etc.)
- Conducting myself (believing in myself, managing my life, being responsible, etc.)
- Interacting with people (working with others and accepting others irrespective of their cast, gender, social status, whether they have a disability or not, etc.)
- My safety and survival (HIV/AIDS prevention, self-preservation, first aid, drug abuse prevention, etc.)
- What I can do (repairing bicycles, cooking, making crafts, reading, singing, etc.).
The skills that will help us in business are likely to be a combination of our
personal (entrepreneurial) qualities and our technical knowledge and expertise acquired in school. Our skills should not be confined to traditional stereotypes. For example, girls may make good motor mechanics.
Compiled and taught by Sin Sidara