21 Practical (And Fun) Things You Can Learn In Just A Few Days
This post is sponsored by Skillshare.
If you’re on a mission to become your best self, you always want to be learning and growing. If you’re in a place where you want to learn something practical, but don’t want to spend weeks doing a full program, Skillshare is one of the best online platforms. The videos are from experts all over the world, designed for quick learning.
Keep in mind that becoming a master at any of these activities is going to take well over a few hours. But these are great places for starting a hobby or new skill.
When you’re developing a passion, it starts with curiosity. It starts with jumping into something that you’re interested in, without knowing if it’s going to become something you want to spend 10,000 hours developing it into expert-level mastery.
So, starting with a training that takes just a few days can be the best way to figure out if this thing you’re curious about is something you want to keep playing around with.
We probably all have wanted to dabble in Photoshop at least a few times in our lives. The Skillshare course from Dan Scott allows you to learn all the fundamentals of Photoshop, from masking to removing backgrounds and everything in between. There are 87 videos – and over 8 hours worth of material, along with projects you can complete as you take the course.
This free investing course from with millennial money expert Tonya Rapley at Brit + Co dives into the basics of investing. You’ll learn an overview of investment options, terminology, and info on buying your own stock. We also recommend (and love them so much that we became affiliates), Ellevest, for the abundance of resources for investing, and absolutely love their platform because its an investment platform for women, made by women.
Have you been undervaluing your work? Learn how you should be pricing your work, so that you’re changing what you’re worth. In 26 minutes, learn how to negotiate, set your price and create that invoice to get paid.
9. Amplify your productivity
I’d choose to work smarter over harder any day of the week. That’s why videos like this one on accomplishing more with less, from the author of Essentialism, are so needed in helping us define what we truly want to accomplish. Greg McKeown shares his best actionable tips for a fulfilling, balanced life.
Am I the only one that asked for a guitar for Christmas when I was 13, and never really learned how to play it? And yet, every once in a while get that spark again to play an instrument? Here are a few great videos if you’ve got that lust for playing an instrument. Try this tutorial on how to learn the piano in 30 days or learn the guitar fundamentals.
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Cookie decorating may not feel like the most practical thing to do – until you see how much joy it brings to everyone in your life. Have fun with creating new baking projects, and let your imagination go wild.
Every time I come across a beautiful woven wall hanging, I think the same thought. “I want to make one of those!” Well, now I can, thanks to Meghan Shimek’s intro course on Brit & Co. Take this intro to weaving course, or maybe jump into modern quilting.
The blogger behind the lifestyle blog Style By Emily, Stylist, New York Times Bestselling author of STYLED, TV personality has a Skillshare class on styling your space. There’s no one more fit to teach on styling your space than this woman right here. If you’d rather learn the basics of interior design, there’s also a course taught by Lauren Cox, the Design Program Manager at Havenly.
An all-in-one organization platform that eliminates all the other ways you’re currently planning your life? Um yes, please! We have a whole course with over 20 trainings on how you can use ClickUp to organize your life and business. From creating an editorial calendar to creating a weekly schedule, we cover how to create an organization system designed to get things done.