Get Ahead While Inside
You probably just finished the last show you wanted to binge on Netflix. Minutes… hours… days have been ticking away and what do you have to show for it? An impressive snack pantry? Extensive knowledge of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin?
While it is great to have more time for yourself, remember those days when we said, “if I only had time, I would *insert cool action here*”? Welp, now’s your chance! Put down that remote and listen up!
Become an Adobe Creative Cloud Expert
This is the perfect time to become the Photoshop pro you always wanted to be! YouTube and various tutorial websites have a slew of step-by-step tutorials for beginners through professionals. Adobe has created a page for this purpose and has even embedded tutorials in their programs. Phlearn has a very comprehensive 30 Days of Photoshop narrated by the uniquely talented, Aaron Nace.
HOLD UP! ARE YOU A COLLEGE STUDENT?
There’s a good chance you could install Adobe Creative Cloud for free through your school. Adobe is offering it for free for students until May 31st, so snatch this deal up if you can!
Read About your Industry
It is hard not to watch for constantly updated numbers and articles during this stressful time. Take a break once in a while (for mental health’s sake) and pick up a book related to your industry. There is a good chance you are in marketing if you are reading this blog. Here are some recommended reads for your marketing mind:
- Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman’s Content Rules for our content creators out there
- Jonah Berger’s Contagious: Why Things Catch On to explain why certain things take off
- Donald Miller’s Building a Storybrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen to define your brand
- Ann Handley’s Everybody Writes for your copywriting skills
Develop your Network
You never know when you will meet the right person. Advancement is dependent on the network you foster for yourself. Knowing the right people may hold the key to future opportunities!
Right now, the internet is bursting with seminars and networking opportunities… you must look for them. EventBrite continually posts interesting online seminars to keep you on your toes. If you are a marketing professional, MarketingProfs is known for hosting online events for your marketing pleasure. Many events have switched to an online format, so make sure you check out their websites for updates!
Business Insider posted a fabulous article to help you on your networking journey.
These are just a few ways to get ahead in this tumultuous time. Any way you can go about making yourself better is worth the old college try!
And for your procrastination pleasure…