Have you ever heard of this? The lack of money is a little bit of a problem, but that’s not true, the lack of money is never a problem, but rather the lack of money is a symptom of the problem, it is never the cause of the problem, what is the cause of the problem is the lack of skill, have you ever heard stories of lottery winners, who suddenly have millions and millions of money in their lives, only for them to end up later broke, bankrupt, sometimes they even ended up worst than before they hit the money.
Why is that? They have money, but they don’t have the skills of the rich, having the money is one thing how to keep it is also another thing. But don’t worry amigos; here are the skills you definitely want if you want to be rich.
- CLOSING SKILLS; The ability to talk to client persuasively.
This is a very important skill in business, do know how to close, can you articulate the value of what you do to your potential client? Do you know how to ask powerful question that compel people to buy? Are you comfortable with talking to strangers? Presenting your ideas, demonstrating your product or services? This is a very important if not the most important skill you need to master if you want to be rich. When you’re talking to customers, you’re closing; when you’re talking to your employees you are closing. So knowing how to close is integral for your business.
- PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS: The ability to speak to groups.
You see the number one fear people have in life is not snakes, not even death, but the number one fear people have in life Is the fear of public speaking. To so many people, why are they afraid of public speaking? Most of the times, it’s because they worry about themselves.
They don’t want to sound stupid, or say something disgraceful, or embarrass themselves. But if you look at great leaders , are great public speakers. Men like Steve jobs, Warren buffet, tony Robbins. So ask yourself, are you afraid to speak to groups of people? Do you know how to present your ideas to groups of people? Can you communicate with conviction and certainty? Can you interact with your audience?, I remember when anytime I was called upon to give a speech, I would have sweaty palms, my face will turn pale, and then I will be stuttering all through the way, but have no fear guys, because public speaking just like any other skills is a learnable skill.
Because in order to be rich, public speaking is one of the most valuable skills that you must master.
- COPY WRITING SKILLS : The ability to communicate with words in print.
This is the third skills someone needs to master in order to be successful, because if you want to be rich there is need for you to be able communicate both to a live audience that you can see and to those you can’t using printed materials, that’s why it’s called persuasion in print, there is another word for it and it’s called copy writing skills. When you hear copy writing, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind, I know guys, but that’s not what I mean here in this context, in fact you also don’t have to be grammatically correct for you to be able to copy write properly, and I’m not also referring to what you learnt in school the academic writing, I’m talking about communication am talking about your webpage, am talking about your video, and am also talking about your email, how do you communicate your written words, now you guys may also be wondering, why is this so important, it’s important because in detailing communication on email, and on your social media post, the agreement, the contract, the lending post, the blog and a lot of many more is what is referred to as written communication. And when you know how to communicate effectively through the written words it gives you a tremendous amount of leverage. Let me give you a perfect example, let’s say you create a social media post and you have a decent amount of following, that gives you leverage because what you say and what you write, is seen by hundreds of people, thousands of people, in some cases it could be millions of people, and the funny part of copy writing is that, this exceptional skills is not taught In school, what school taught us was writing but it didn’t teach us copy writing so that’s skill number three. The ability to communicate with words in print.
- LEADERSHIP SKILLS: the ability to communicate effectively with your team.
You see in order to be an effective leader, you also need to be an effective communicator, do you know what the vision Is for your company and are you communicating that with your team members, do you communicate clearly the vision to your team, do you know how to create a good culture within your organization, you see, if you can do all that that’s what leadership skills is all about. Business is not a solo sport, business is although is an intellectual sport is also a team sport, as an organization you’re only as good as your team, it’s very important to develop that leadership ability, because you need to be able to inspire, to motivate and to lead your team. according to jack ma he said “ no matter how intelligent you are, if you cannot work with people, you are wasting your time” so guys try as much as possible to develop your leadership skills.
- PRIORITY MANAGEMENT SKILLS: the ability to manage and organize your time for maximum result.
Some people also refer to this skills as time management skills, some also refer to it as priority management. There is a saying that the only thing that God shared evenly to every human beings are death and time, every human being on this earth whether rich or poor, must die also is time, every human being whether rich or poor has 24 hours, now the difference between the rich and the poor is how they use their 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. So you can’t manage time because we all Have the same amount of time, however what you can do to mange is your priorities, what are the important things you need to focus, what are the important things that would move the needle, that would help you move closer to your goals, now where the problem is school never taught us how to manage our priorities, we do homeworks, we take exams, we take care of our families we do a bunch of different things, but most people will never take the time to slow down on what they do and ask themselves basic “ok, why am I even doing this at all? What is the payoff of these activities? We never ask ourselves those profound questions and at the end of the day, priority management is nothing but self management. It’s all about how you manage yourself and if every single day you can manage your time effectively and efficiently, and you focus on just a handful of things, those two or three things that you know if keep doing that consistently, will get you the result that you want, that’s what differentiate the rich from the poor, because rich people understand the value of their time, and that why they avoid what is called minimum wage activities. If someone can get the job done costing you less than what your time is worth we delegate it, so that’s skills number five.
- FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILL: the ability to read financial statement.
This is also another skill that is not taught in school, in school what is the way you are measured by what you do? Yes, your school card, are you getting an A+ or an F, but in the real world, in the business world, we look at your financial statement, because your financial statement are your score card, they tell us how you are doing financially, how well are you managing your money, I know, you may be thinking, are you asking me to be an accountant? or to enroll for an accounting course and many more things like that, the answer is no, but you do need to understand the language of money, financial literacy, that’s the language of money, how money works, your balance sheet, your income statement, your cash flow statement , when you look at the statement, you don’t just look at number’s and start complaining “oh man, I’m not making a lot of money this year, I need to improve my strategy” or can you read in between the lines, what is It telling me? What is the story? How am I managing my money? And you need to understand the basics of some of these vocabularies of money; credit scores, return of investment, profit and loss, capital gain, capital loss, depreciation, and many more of these words, that’s what you have to understand, because they can help you manage your finances and you cannot Improve something that you cannot measure, so financial literacy is an extremely important skill you need to master if you want to be rich.
- THE MINDSET SKILL: the ability to manage your own mind.
The reason this came last is because this is the most important skill among them all one need to master in order to be rich, because when frustration, negativity, fear, envy, depression, limiting belief, procrastination. When any of these things come your way, how do you mange your emotions, how do you manage your mind, the reason this skills is so important is because, you can get all the six skills right, even master the six skills, but if you don’t have your mindset right, it’s not going to work, It has been said many times, about the book by napoleon hills titled “think and grow rich” and that part of thinking is managing your mind, because you need to know what you’re feeding in your mind? how do you handle emotional surges? How many times do you know what you need to do to accomplish your goal to achieve result but you can not get yourself to do it because of procrastination. Maybe, how many times in your life you have opportunities slip through your fingers because you can not get yourself to step up and take action because you have this self limiting belief, what about how many times have you known that other people believe in you but you don’t belief in yourself because of self-limiting beliefs, that’s all mindset skills, you see most people see the product of a successful entrepreneur and belief that they can never be like that that’s all self limiting belief. your mind should be seen as an empty field fertile in black soil, so what you plant in that your field is what is going to grow outside, if you plant or rather if you allow negativity, hate, jealousy, self limiting, frustration, to grow on your field, it will begin to show outwardly in terms of behaviour and character but if you plant good things or positive thoughts into your mind, not too long after you will see that they will begin to show outwardly, that’s why I recommend the book “ think and grow rich” by napoleon hills, because if you are someone that wants to know more about mindset and how they work this book is for you, a typical example to drive home this point is that of Edward c Barnes the man who wanted to enter into a partnership with Thomas Edison. There is a proverb that says “knowing others is intelligence but knowing yourself, that’s true wisdom”.