Introduction to Guide to Learning 10 Key Skills to Thrive in 2020
Hopefully, by now, you have completed Month One of the Strategic Reading Challenge, and getting the hang of reading five books in the month. The reading challenge is structured, so that you can easily learn the 10 key skills needed for future jobs. To complement the books you read to learn the skills, I created a series of curated posts on each of the 10 skills to help you to learn and master the skills. Here is the second installment of Guide to Learning 10 Key Skills to Thrive in 2020 – Month Two.
Before you start Month Two of the Strategic Reading Challenge, make sure that you have all your five books handy. This way you know which books you intend to read, and you can read them one after another without scrambling to find a book to read. Before you buy any books, look at the unread books you have that meet the reading requirements for this month. This is a way to save money.
Month Two: Read the World Extreme Reading Challenge
This month we are visiting Antarctica. Although few people are known to be born on the continent of Antarctica, many novels have been set there. You can get ideas at Goodreads: Popular Antarctica Books.
Strategic Reading Challenge Requirements: Month Two Antarctica & More
- Read a book set in Antarctica.
- Read a book that teaches you strategies to manage people.
- Read a book that helps you to become better at collaborating with others.
- Read a book on emotional intelligence.
- Read a book that teaches you strategies to excel at serving others.
- Each week, read a technology article from a well-respected journal/magazine.
Month Two: Books for Career Development
Books Avil Has Read
While Reading the Books for Month Two
Taking detailed notes is a critical part of the process to learning the 10 key skills needed for future jobs. Therefore, while reading each book, take notes. After you have finished reading each book, review your notes, then extract the five big ideas. After you have read all the five books, it’s time to connect all the ideas from the five books to create hybrid ideas.
I have created four handy guides, that will help you to get the most of of the books you read. One is on effective note taking, and another walks you through the process of selecting and combining ideas. The guides include information that is not on this blog. It takes one good idea to transform your life. Start Month One of the Strategic Reading Challenge today!