10 Surefire Ways to Sharpen Your Natural Skills

10 Surefire Ways to Sharpen Your Natural Skills


It is no longer news that everyone is born with some natural skills. However how well you harness yours is what stands you out.

Perhaps you have an issue comprehending what Natural skill is; for your information, a natural skill is that which you do effortlessly and a have passion for.

Did that help?

Here are foolproof ways to sharpen your skills;

1. Pay Attention to the Voice Within

How well you know and spend quality time with yourself determines to what extent you make the most of your skills. Hence you must make it mandatory to discover your strength and weakness. This entails being aware of what your capabilities and incapabilities are.

2. Meditate          

Meditation is one progression that helps you come up with ideas and strategies that could launch your business and activities to the public. Successful entrepreneurs know this is an indispensable activity and so don’t overlook it.

3. Be a Reader
Readers they say are leaders, and I dare add that they are ‘masters of skills’. Read voraciously and see how abreast with information you will be. Information to help make you better skilled, as well as boost your personal and business life.

4. Have a Rapacious appetite For Research

Research puts you ahead of your contemporaries, why? This is because you could bump into ideas and insights to push your business and activities to the next level.

5. Be Innovative

There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach when skill is in focus. You can adopt and imbibe methods that have worked with other people. This could be in engineering, carpentry, medicine amongst many other fields.

6. Mingle with the Experienced

Look around you and you will see people who have done well in various endeavours;be it politics, sports etc.Be curious to know what makes them tick and begin to tinker with them

7. Attend training sessions

Never underestimate the power of seminars; workshops and symposiums. They are one absolute avenue to get better with what your hands have found to do.

8. Have a Mentor

Mentors are your accountability partners. It is your mentor’s responsibility to call you back to order when you derail. Depending on your area of specialty, look for one who have succeeded astoundingly and begin to follow their success.

9. Keep Dreaming

Having a dream is one way through which you can try out your skills. The more dreams you have, the more your skills are in use. Never be redundant and complacent. You have got to keep climbing up the ladder to get to the top.

10. Be Optimistic Always

To be perfect in your natural skills, you have to be optimistic always. Look forward to only the positive things to happen to you. When you allow negative thoughts even for the smallest amount of time; it saps the energy to grow your skills and increase your worth.

Take the above principles seriously and see how great you become. Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and other accomplished people never under estimated the power of sharpening their skills.

Not building on the skills you have naturally, automatically means you want that skill to die. Working on that skill does only one thing, and that is being superlative. After all it is said that ‘practice makes perfect’-so does sharpening your skills open new doors to customers, relationships as well as opportunities.

Published by Valentine Belonwu

My name is Valentine, founder of this site, an entrepreneur working as a moderator at Bizsugar a small business community news site. Connect with me on Google+ at Valetine Belonwu


  1. Theodore Nwangene · March 25, 2013

    Good day Val,
    How are you doing? This is my first time here and I’m impressed on your efforts and your writing.

    I saw your blog on Enstine Muki’s post and decided to pay you a visit. I can also see that you’re a Nigerian, happy connecting.

    Yea, i do believe in dreams too because great achievers are those who dream a lot but, dream will always remain a dream until acted upon and made physical.

    Thanks for sharing bro.

    BTW: I’m also a Nigrian, from Enugu state, thanks for sponsoring Enstine’s contest.

    • Valentine Belonwu · March 26, 2013

      Hi Theodore,
      Thanks for stopping by, Yes I’m from Nigeria, reside in Lagos but originally from Anambra State and proud of that 😉 Enstine has been a good friend since I met him.
      Everyone’s dreams is to achieve something greater in life and I’m a living witness on that. Thanks for leaving your valuable comment here.

  2. Daniel M · April 3, 2013

    Hello Theodore,
    Thanks for the tips/advice.
    Yes, I agree all of them are really helpful! Even with the simple Meditation and Relaxing, it helps us to calm our mind to come up with more greater ideas! Love to see more blog post from you. Keep it up!


    Daniel M

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