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9 Skills You Need To Develop To Be Successful

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If you wish to withstand the tough competition in the talent-hungry market scenario and gain a respectable position that does justice to your degree or qualification, then you’ve got to master certain skills which can take you to places.

Irrespective of whichever field you choose, be it medical, legal, political or the business world; hiring and promotions are carried out largely on the basis of communication and interpersonal skills rather than on the degree or technical expertise.

Here are 9 skills you need to develop to be a professional:

1. Communication

There is hardly any job that does not require a worker to have communication skills, Communication could be verbal or written though this would also include listening skills. Having communication skills allows you to put forward your point succinctly. When at a job, you will need to communicate with different kind of people about various issues. The slightest of miscommunication can prove to be highly disastrous.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

2. Presentation skills

This skill is closely related to communication skills, however it deserves separate attention because of the fact that effectively presenting your idea or a business success story formally to an audience that grabs their attention and keeps them engrossed is an achievement in itself.  Effective presentation is like motivating your audience to the extent that they start giving valuable input and start to act in accordance with your desired outcome. The more effectively you market yourself or your company the more positively publicity you gain, coming into limelight.

 

3. Reasoning

This is yet another skill of the highest importance. When you come across a problem, you obviously have to address it, and it is a challenge to handle problems efficiently. You will prove to be an asset to the company if you have logic skills and are good in this area.

 

4. Technical literacy

Most of the businesses require this of their workers. Some businesses are completely based on technology while others require it, more or less, for managing their work; but virtually every business uses computers. Considering this, it is very important that you have a basic know how of computers and technology without which you will hardly find any job in a business environment.

 

5. Analytical

 Analytical skills are required for you to be able to evaluate a situation and thus act accordingly. These research skills help you to look at the situation from various angles, find out more about the problem and see how you can solve it. In short, you are able to recognize, analyze, improve and simplify the matter at hand.

 

6. Leadership

This may not be a requirement for every job, but it surely adds to your personality. Having leadership skills helps you to manage your colleagues. Leadership skills ensure a productive environment which is important for motivating and guiding employees in order that they fulfill the organizational goals.

 

7. Flexibility

Being adaptable means you can manage various work environments and can deal with different tasks and/or conditions. Being flexible means you can handle it if your responsibilities are changed or increased.

 

8. Interpersonal

Even if your job does not require dealing with clients, you should be having interpersonal skills as these help you relate with your colleagues. It is important to build healthy relationships at your workplace and be able to work around conflicts among your colleagues.

 

9. Anger management

 You need to be able to control your anger for your own sake if not for the company and your colleagues, though that is important too. Suppose one worker gets on your nerves by coming short on their work, or maybe disrupting the workplace discipline or any other reason. You do not want to stress out or yell at them. It is not good for your heart, for one. Secondly, you would then be responsible for ruining the environment, which no one wants.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

Conclusion

A number of these skills are actually interlinked with each other. For instance, while it is apparent that you would need leadership skills to lead a team, interpersonal skills are also required if you want to be able to relate to your team members. Communication skills are essential if you wish to convey your point across your team. Analytical and problem solving skills are required to address any conflict your project or team meets.

Any investment in enhancing or bettering your  skills set is a worthwhile one. These may range from improving upon your verbal communication skills, working positively in the work environment or learning to work in collaboration as a team. The best part about mastering these skills is that they are ‘transferable’ from industry to industry and jobs as well. These skills will help you explore new avenues and build a strong professional career.

Which skill do you need to develop? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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