When it comes to what to do after college, there are many options to consider. In this specific series, we’re covering 7 alternatives to graduate school. Today we’re going to see how we can master a new skill. Now that you’re out of school you’re going to have much more free time. Why not use this free time to finally pick up that skill that you’ve been dying to learn? I enjoyed learning more about kickboxing once I picked up more free time out of college.

What’s the best way to master a new skill after college?

Find something you’ve been dying to learn.

What skill do you want to pickup? Do you want to learn a new sport? Do you want to pickup a new talent? Perhaps you’ll finally learn who to dance? The first step here is to figure out what you want to learn. Nobody read this is without a skill in mind. We all want to learn something new. Not all of us want to admit it. All of us do have something that we want to finally learn moving forward.

What are a few tips to help you decide what skill to learn?

  • Think of what’s always on your mind.
  • Think of what you do on Saturday mornings.
  • Consider what you’re already decent at.
  • Look at what you’re jealous of your friends for doing.

Figure out how you’ll learn.

There are many ways to learn a new skill. It will usually depend on how quickly you want to learn, how much money you have, and what resources you have at your disposal. Let’s break all three down.

When you want to learn quickly. If you’re in a hurry you’re going to have to spend some cash. The good news is that you can spend money on personalized coaching, consulting, and supplements. If you’re willing to spend the money you can learn from the best.

When you have no money. You need to find free options, try to trade skills with someone else, or find a part-time job to help support your new skill.

When you have plenty of resources. The beauty about the Internet is that YouTube is the only resource that you really need. You can learn how to dance, cut hair, play a sport, or anything else that your heart desires on the net. I’m personally learning how to dance salsa with online videos. My new barber (my 15 year old brother) learned how to cut hair by watching instructional videos online. You have no excuses.

Keep on practising.

It’s all about daily practise. We often overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what can be done over a few days. You have all of this new found time at your disposal. You can do something productive with it or you can let it go to waste. You need to fill your days up with something more than just sleep or watching reruns of Saved By The Bell.

That’s how you can pick up a new skill from start to finish after school. What are you waiting for?

A recap of the best options for life after collge:

  1. Kill your debt.
  2. Create something.
  3. Start your own business.
  4. Learn a new language.
  5. Master a skill.
  6. Do nothing.
  7. Work abroad.

Those are 7 amazing options to consider when you’re done with your studies. We’re going to randomly dissect each idea per post.