The 3rd Area: Internal Intellectual – Expanding Your Knowledge, Your Education and Thinking Skills.

The third area is internal intellectual. It Includes:

Your Knowledge

Your knowledge is one of the most powerful ways to establish credibility and trust. While many people can learn and gain expertise in any number of areas, few people can claim expertise in every topic. Yet, what’s important is that people recognize expertise when they see it.

 So, what can you do to increase your knowledge? Start by looking around at what you already know, and then start thinking about what you want to know next. Ask yourself questions like these: What do I already know that could be helpful to other people? What don’t I know that I’d love to find out? What skills, talents, or hobbies do I have that others might find useful?

 Your Education

If you are going to be successful in life, you need to be willing to educate yourself. You need to read the news and be informed. If you’re not a self-starter who has a passion for learning, your success will suffer. 

You need to learn how to read, write, and do math. You need to learn about the world around you. The more you know about the world around you, the better prepared you are for it. This doesn’t mean you should spend all your time reading books. You should also take some time to go out and see what is happening in the world. Talk to people in your community. Get involved in volunteer organizations. This will help you grow personally and build a network of people who can help you in life.

 Problem-Solving

Problem-solving is one of the basic life skills that everyone should master. No matter what career you pursue, no matter what challenges come your way, you need to be able to solve problems. How do you approach problem-solving? Well, first, you have to understand why you’re having a problem in the first place. Once you’ve understood the problem, you need to figure out who can help you. Does the person you need to solve the problem with have the expertise you need to solve your problem?

 Logic

This one is tough for many, but it doesn’t have to be hard if you keep a few basic rules in mind. One of the simplest ones is to always make sure that your main argument makes sense.  

Reasoning

Reasoning means explaining why a person or group should do something. Think of it as an “explanation” and how persuasive it is to another person. This is different than “justification,” which is simply explaining why you’re doing what you’re doing. Reasoning is persuasion. If a consumer decides to purchase something, the persuasiveness of that product’s arguments has to be justifiable in some way.

Organization

So how do we help ourselves be more productive? How do we manage our lives to have time to do what we want to do? We need to organize.

So how do we organize? The answer is a bit different for each of us. For some, it is about the way they plan their day, and how they structure it. Others need to structure their day to fit their schedule. For me, organizing is about setting up a structure that allows me to accomplish my goals without being overwhelmed. That’s why I find myself creating systems and routines that allow me to achieve my goals and take into account the other aspects of my life. This is how I manage my time.

Critical Thinking

What you consider to be critical thinking depends entirely on who you are, where you live, and what you’ve been taught. You might consider critical thinking to be a process by which you evaluate new information and ideas and come up with your own, independent opinion. Alternatively, critical thinking might be viewed as the ability to question someone else’s point of view or opinion and to be skeptical of what you hear.

Analyzing

Analyzing means looking for patterns, trends, and data points within a group of people or a situation. 

To better understand the data, you’ll need to break it down into sections, categories, and themes. You’ll also want to consider the type of data. Quantitative data lends itself well to analysis and categorization, while qualitative data lends itself better to a more human interpretation. The key to using data effectively is to find a balance between the two.

 For example, if you run a restaurant, you can analyze customer data to figure out how much of a certain item they like or don’t like. Once you start seeing those patterns, you can adjust your menu or offer accordingly.

Drawing Conclusions

You can’t make conclusions until you have all the facts. This is a crucial point because if you don’t have all the facts, you can’t draw any conclusions. At this point, you are at the mercy of what others choose to tell you, which is why it is so important to make sure you have as many facts as possible.

Just because you’ve got a good reason to believe something is true, doesn’t mean you should just assume it is. Sometimes people think they’re really sure of something when they aren’t, or don’t realize that they’re jumping to conclusions. One thing to keep in mind is that the more confident you are in a fact, the more likely you are to ignore evidence that doesn’t support that confidence. So always be skeptical of your own conclusions.