The Most Important Life Skills You Will EVER Need

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” Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.”

-George Herbert

We all need skills.

We need them to get a job, be in a relationship and be a more successful person in life.

Skills give us value, which means the more skill we have, the more valuable we really are.

By the way, people who have a willing to learn are always valuable.

According to the dictionary, the word skill means the ability to do something well.

Fortunately, I have some good and bad news.

The good news is if you master these skills, you WILL become unstoppable.

The bad news is that not many people are seeking the skills I’m mentioning these days.

These days, everyone has their face in a cellular device.

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See it now!

Since you are striving to be the best you can be, I will give you the most important skills that you will need for the rest of your life.

 

Here we go…

 

1. Communication

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” Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”

-Paul J. Meyer

Communication is everything guys.

Everything you get has had some sort of communication in order to get it.

Whether it was the significant other you’ve always wanted or the full ride scholarship, it all involved some talking.

Good thing is that there are many different types of communication.

Social media communication, email communication, and personal communication.

I’m not going to talk about social media or email, although they are important.

I’m talking about the most important one – Personal Communication.

 

Personal Communication

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We are in a very connected world….

But, are we connected a little too much?

What I mean by that is that social media has us all connected, yet we’re isolating ourselves even more.

From family events, relationships, and even trips to the grocery store.

That is why this skill is so valuable.

We are rapidly losing the skill of walking up to a person and simply starting a conversation.

Luckily, I will give you ways to improve the skill in order to truly connect to people in this world.

Nonverbal Communication

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Over 90% of our communication is non-verbal, which means that non-verbal communication is the most underrated form of communication out there.

Because we don’t really pay attention to it.

By the way, nonverbal communication is the sound of your voice, body language, and eye contact.

One way to be an amazing communicator non-verbally is by using the power of touch.

I don’t mean to touch all over the place, I mean to touch when it’s appropriate.

For example, a firm handshake, a hi-five, or a simple tap on the shoulder are good ones.

Another thing is to have open body language.

Don’t close your arms or turn your body away because that might seem that you’re not interested in talking to them.

Examples of excellent body language are smiling and steady eye contact.

The ability to listen

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The ability to listen is one of the most powerful ways of communicating.

Listening shows the other person that you care, and they will be very thankful for that.

Besides, listening helps build long-lasting relationships with people.

A way you can practice this skill is while the other person is talking, nod your head and give them strong eye contact.

Being Direct

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That’s very direct.

Be assertive!

A strong communicator is a person who values assertiveness.

They know that if they don’t address the problems,they will most likely continue…

And that’s why they take action.

Don’t be too direct, but if it’s something you want the other person to know, then say it out.

 

2. Discipline

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” Work hard. Through determination and self-focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything.”

-Kimberly Guilfoyle

Let’s face it, if you want something achieved you must have discipline.

Discipline is self-control.

That means doing things you have to do when you don’t feel like it, and staying strong despite how hard things may be.

If you can master yourself, your life would be much more enjoyable.

” By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.”

-Greenville Kleiser

 

3. Ability to produce

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” Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”

-Paul J. Meyer

In other words, the ability to create something.

Did you know that we are producing something at all times?

Let me show you some examples:

1. When you’re thinking – When you think, you produce thoughts. The thoughts can either be positive or negative.

2. Doing nothing – The universe is made up of 2 things – energy and matter. When you are doing nothing, you are producing the energy to be lazy.

So, if you don’t think you’re doing anything, you’re really producing something!

That’s why we have jobs.

You could work at a store and produce food or you can produce sales for you and your company.

But, if you truly want to be successful in anything you do, you’ll have to produce something good.

That’s how we succeed in our jobs and in life in general.

In order to truly apply this skill, you have to implement this philosophy:

Give more than you take.

Successful people are so successful because they give so much value to people.

Whether it’s to make them laugh, or to entertain them with a good movie, that is a major trait all successful people have.

 

4. To teach

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” Education must not simply teach work – it must simply teach life.”

– W. E. B.  Du Bois

Let me address the myth:

No, you DO NOT have to be an actual teacher in order to teach.

You could be anything; a parent, baker, or a salesman.

As long as they’re getting value from it.

According to the dictionary, the word teach means to show or explain to someone how to do something.

Besides, when you teach someone something, it means that you truly understand that knowledge, which is a good thing.

5. Confidence

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Nice hat.

” Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.”

-Brian Tracy

Without confidence, you can’t get anything.

A job, a significant other, or even food.

Here’s a quote on the power of confidence:

” You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability.”

-Zig Zeglar

 

Homework Time!!!

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YAY!!!

Try to apply at least one of these in your life.

Although applying all is recommended, at least one is fine.

Because if you apply one, the others will soon follow.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: I’m watching you! 😉

 

Takeaway

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That’s not what I meant.

You have just learned some of the most important skills you will ever need in your life!

These days, people are looking for people who have skill, and now you can be one of those people.

Once you master these skills, your life would be so much more delightful, and you will for sure be grateful for it.

” Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

Always remember that YOU are AWESOME!!!

Sincerely,

Geary Erua

P.S: I have a podcast – listen to it. For more skills to learn for life, check out this book. Don’t forget to comment, like, follow, and share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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