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7th March 2019

Are You Tech-Challenged? Ways To Be More Tech-Savvy

For many people, technology is nothing but a headache.  They find themselves struggling to make technology work for them.

But in today’s world, there’s no getting around using technology.  Unless you live deep in the Amazonian jungle, chances are you come across technology at least a few times a day.  

That’s why it’s vital that you build your technological skills.  After all, wouldn’t you like to be able to know how to do something yourself rather than having to call a friend or member for backup every time?

If you’re ready to start being more friendly with technology rather than living in a constant battle, then take a look at some of the best tips to get started.

Create Clear Goal

Before you get started, it’s important to be specific on the area of technology you’d like to be more familiar with.  By having a clear goal in mind, you’ll be able to break down the process into manageable steps.

If your goals are general tech knowledge, then your process will be pretty straightforward and easily accessible.   However, if you have a highly specific subject you’d like to learn about, such as manufacturing and engineering vacuum tables, then your learning process will be much more pinpointed.

Join a Forum

A few clicks on Reddit will prove that there’s a community for everyone.  There is likely a specific forum dedicated to people just like you seeking more knowledge, just like you!

The tech industry, in particular, has thousands of online communities and forums with like-minded people.  In this environment, you’ll be able to follow along and ask the questions you’d like task without feeling judged.

Consider Taking a Class

It’s never too late to start learning.  Consider taking a class so that you can expand your skill level in an organized academic environment.  

If budget is an issue, local community colleges often offer free classes for people seeking general computer skills.  You may even be able to find an online class which provides flexibility for your schedule.

Read a Book

Books are great resources for learning about technology.  You can read at your own speed and leisure, unlike a class which may make you feel more rushed to grasp concepts.

There are thousands of options online, so you’ll likely find at least one or more suitable books for the area of technology you’re looking to learn more about.

Practice!

One of the biggest reasons that people feel at odds with technology is because they resist it.  Try to embrace technology on a daily basis, and get comfortable with it. Don’t get frustrated and give up too easily.

As with anything you’re trying to master in life, practice makes perfect!

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