Having a degree is great but in this fast paced world which is constantly changing and by thinking that a certificate from one discipline is good enough and you do not need to be aware of new tools or what is happening in other industries is an error. A creative engineer or a chef with business knowledge has a better chance of succeeding. A farmer also needs better ways of improving his yields, market his or her products and also know the health benefits of some of their crops to better sell it to potential customers. We see the software industry constantly being innovative and developing new software.
Therefore, it is important for us to be in the know, improve on our skills, attend motivational or inspirational seminars to help keep abreast with what is going on and how we can improve our circumstance.