The Only Skill You’ll Ever Need

“My best skill was that I was coachable, I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.” – Michael Jordan.

For those unfamiliar, my name is Frank Tremain and I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Communications and Media. By the end of the semester, I will graduate with my degree and major in Journalism and minor in Digital and Social Media.

Throughout my tertiary education, I have worked in the Australian music industry as a writer, curator and social media manager for AUD’$. There are countless necessary and invaluable skills I’ve learnt throughout my career but the most important one is the skill to consistently adapt, improve and learn.

Possessing the skill of being ‘coachable’ has allowed me to take on new challenges, learn and improve on the go and create opportunities for myself that I initially didn’t think I deserved or could do. What I’ve found most beneficial though, is that this skill has given me an advantage over my competition and it’s inspired by a quote from former MLB star, Derek Jeter:

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.”

The skill of being coachable demonstrates an unwavering obsession with learning that I think is one of the most important values in life. We always hear that we never stop learning, and while this is true, it doesn’t mean we’re always willing to learn. By willing to learn and wanting to improve, I don’t see a ceiling to my ideas or aspirations, and that’s exciting.

As I now begin to venture into the workforce without university next year, I will continue to place this skill at the forefront of my arsenal.

PSA. My blogs won’t usually have this many sports references/quotes. For that, follow Jed.

Frank Tremain.


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