Most people think they are poor because they lack of money. The truth is, not having enough money is never the problem. It’s merely a symptom of the problem. What the real problem is, is a lack of skill.
How many times have you heard stories about people who have gone broke after winning the lottery? They acquire millions of dollars almost overnight, and find themselves worse off financially just a few years later. How does this happen?
It’s not because they don’t have enough money, but because they lack the skills necessary to be rich.
What about the people who have acquired great riches, lost everything, and within a few years they are more successful than before? How does this happen?
It’s because they have mastered certain skills that gives them the ability to make riches regardless of their situation.
If you want to become rich, then there are certain skills you must learn.
Here’s a list of the 7 most powerful skills to master if you want to be successful:
1. Growth Mindset
A growth mindset is not something people are born with. It’s a skill that must be practiced and mastered.
Your mindset will determine your attitude, and your attitude will define your altitude.
A growth mindset means you are open to new ideas. You understand that if you want to reach your income goals, you are going to have to go through a lot of changes.
A fixed mindset person accepts things for the way they are. They don’t try to change anything because they can’t even imagine life any different than the way it already is.
A growth mindset person worries less about looking smart and puts their energy into learning new skills.
With this mindset, you are more coachable, able to take wise advice, and you understand that learning is a never-ending process.
2. Communicate Persuasively
The ability to communicate persuasively is one of the most important skill you can have if you want to be successful.
Mastering this one skill alone is the difference of retiring young and rich, or having to work hard until you die. Think about it. People who can communicate persuasively have a major advantage over everyone else.
They can talk to clients and persuade them to buy their services. Convince their boss to give them a raise. Win over the man or woman of their dreams. Manage employees more effectively. Talk to investors to get funding for their business. Win more arguments and debates. Persuade their children to be more responsible. Get out of speeding tickets. Negotiate their debts. Etc.
The list goes on and on. Becoming a persuasive person means you will get more of the things you want out of life.
The best persuaders have a deep understanding of human nature and a relentless resolve to get what they ask for.
3. Public Speaking
This is another skill that if developed, will help you to get rich. You know why?
Because it’s in high demand and very few people can actually do it. Most people are deathly afraid of public speaking. They would rather die than get up on stage and talk in front of people.
This means that anyone who is brave enough to step up and speak in public are preparing themselves for high level management and leadership positions.
Mastering this skill is all about practice. You just have to get up there and suck until you get comfortable. It requires you to step out of your comfort zone and grow.
Combine this skill with the ability to communicate persuasively, and you will be unstoppable.
4. Persuasive writing
The ability to write persuasively is another skill that is very important to making you rich.
Persuasive writers are able to write effective resumes to get higher paying jobs. They can sell more products and services online. Gain a larger social media influence. Get better grades in school. And write words that get people to take action.
There’s an old proverb that says, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Don’t underestimate the power of words, and learn how to use them to your benefit.
If you want to master this skill then start studying copywriting.
There are hundreds of books and courses that can teach you how to become a better writer.
5. Time Management
We are all given the same 24 hours in a day. It’s the one thing that levels the playing field. How you manage your time will determine what you accomplish.
People who are rich understand that it’s not money, but time that is their greatest resource.
Managing your time is not about staying busy. It’s about maximizing productivity in order to achieve your goals.
The truth is, we have more time than we realize. If you work 8 hours a day, sleep 7, add 2 hours for commuting, and another hour for daily tasks such as getting ready, you are still left with 6 hours of free time a day.
This is an extra 2,190 hours a year (If you worked 7 days a week) to achieve your goals.
Start writing down how you spend your time and keep track of it for a few days. You’ll start to wonder what you’ve been doing with all that extra free time.
6. Taking Action
This concept is so simple, yet most people never move from the stage of deciding to doing.
When you get in the habit of putting ideas into action, you are in a much better position to achieve the results you desire.
Don’t get stuck in analysis paralysis. If you are waiting for everything to be perfect before taking action then you will always be waiting.
Those who take more action fail faster, learn from mistakes quicker, and know how to adjust accordingly to achieve their goals.
Decisions, ideas, and goals all mean nothing without action.
If you want to be rich then don’t put off tomorrow what can be accomplished today.
Good things come to those who wait.
The definition of patience is, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.”
This means being able to wait calmly in the face of adversity.
The path to riches is a long journey. If you want to see results immediately, you may not be willing to walk it.
When you are patient you can manage your emotions to make better decisions. This improves persistence and consistency to reaching your goals.
If you want to improve your patience then develop strong faith in your resolve. As Tony Robbins once said, “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.
Mastering the 7 Skills to Riches
Developing these skills is all about forming new habits. Make it a habit to spend at least 15 minutes a day to improve your abilities in each of these areas. When improving your life becomes a habit, you will see changes happen quicker than you imagined.
If your goal is to be rich, then you must become a person rich in in talent.
The great thing about learning new skills is no one can take them away from you. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, you will be able to use these skills to achieve your desired results.
Once you’ve mastered these 7 skills to riches, you will set the foundation for a lifetime of success.