Although you might feel that education stops when you finish school, college or university, the truth is that life is all about learning. Learning how to do things, how to improve things and how mistakes can guide you in the right direction.
The thing is, we all have similar life lessons to learn. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to pass on your life experience and skills to someone else to help them learn more easily, without those mistakes that can take a while to bounce back from.
Well, the good news is that you can! Here are just a few of the ways that you can share your experiences for the benefit of others.
Mentoring in education or the workplace can be very rewarding
Having to learn something new can be a difficult and even terrifying experience, especially when your future career, hopes and dreams are pinned on you being successful. When you’ve already learned those skills and realise they’re not as tricky as you first imagined, you can help bridge the gap for someone else through mentoring.
Mentoring enables you to use your knowledge to help someone else learn the same skills with the benefit of your hindsight to help them navigate the lessons easily and more efficiently.
Volunteering can enable your skills to help others
Sometimes it’s just about putting your experiences and learned skills to good use by volunteering to directly help someone else, or a good cause that’s close to your heart.
The great thing about volunteering is that it can help you learn new skills along the way, so you’re able to develop your own expertise even further and be able to help more people than you initially thought possible.
Share your story to inspire others
We all like to learn in our own way, and for some of us that means reading and hearing the words of others that have taken the journey in life that we want to take. Perhaps your personal life journey has been littered with more obstacles and mistakes than you could have ever dreamed of as a child, but you managed to surpass expectations and get through each and every challenge.
Sharing your story of how you conquered those obstacles, moved on from costly mistakes and have achieved what you set out can be inspiring for many who may be experiencing similar challenges