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5 Insanely Motivating Videos That Prove New Skills Can Be Learned

As a true superstar administrative professional (aka Office Ninja), you’re awesome at getting stuff done. From organizing a catered event to leading your team through an office blackout, you are definitely multi-talented.  But, I would wager that you still have dreams of being even better… and not only at work.  Have you ever wanted to learn a new language?  Or learn to replicate the latest dance moves?  The hardest thing to do is to start, so we’ve rounded up 5 inspirational videos to kickstart your learning engine.

1. Girl Learns to Dance in a Year (Time Lapse) – 2 minutes

Do you have two left feet? Do you feel doomed to be a wallflower forever? Well, Karen, a graphic designer at a SF startup, says heck no! See how she was able to transform her awkward dance moves to a mind blowing, body-poppin’ performance.

2. NYC Teen Speaks 20 Languages – 15 minutes

We all know we should learn another language. Especially with all the free software and apps out there, it shouldn’t be that difficult. So, to encourage you to start, watch this rockstar New Yorker speak 20 languages – some we didn’t even know existed! Now, learning that one extra language doesn’t seem that bad any more, does it?

3. Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation! – 5 minutes

As Office Ninjas, we need to be ready for anything, and staying fit certainly helps us be swift and nimble. Easy to say, yet still very hard to find the willpower to eat clean and workout consistently. So, be inspired by seeing how Arthur Boorman used yoga to transform his body and lose 140 lbs in just 10 months. Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself!

4. Webcam 101 for Seniors – 3 minutes

Learning doesn’t have to be a drag, just look at Bruce and Esther, a darling couple in their 80’s. As they were playing with their new laptop and searching for the “snapshot” button, they ended up accidentally making a viral video showing how much fun one can have while learning. Too adorable!

5. What Most Schools Don’t Teach – 6 minutes

Software is eating the world!”, as talking tech heads say. We saw it first here in Silicon Valley, but it has practically spread everywhere else in the world. The #1 job skill in demand is coding. To many people, software development sounds daunting, but in fact it isn’t as bad as you may think. And, you don’t have to be a geeky young kid, eating and breathing code everyday. From scientists to athletes to entertainers, this video shows the phenomenon and vast interest in coding. There are several free online resources, so don’t be shy and give coding a try!

What new skills would you like to learn? Share with us in the comments section below!