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What is the best Skill to have to get Rich?

Discussion in 'General Entrepreneur Discussion' started by vinn, May 3, 2018.

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    I'm new member here. Just read TMF book, it's life changing.

    I'd like to ask you what is the best skill to have in order to get rich (in the long term) ?

    Do you think sales is the best one?
     
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    This is my first post here o.o - but I've lurked enough to find that the answer to this question is usually - Solve problems, provide value. Both of which are sorta interconnected anyway. If you're solving pains and needs, that's usually what value is.


    If your product is rubbish and no one wants it, no amount of selling will make you a success....and if it does, it's only temporary and not sustainable long term.
     
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    You ask the wrong question.

    You should not ask how you can I make money. Instead you should ask yourself how you can i contribute the most.

    Asking this question implies that you are money chasing. Money chasing won't get you anywhere. It especially won't get you rich.

    If you follow the C-E-N-T-S strategy, you execute great, you deliver big time, anything will make you rich.
     
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor put it best.

    She said she was an excellent house keeper.

    She said that every time she got a divorce she kept the house.

    She was married nine times.

    As she said...

    zsa zsa.JPG
     
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    Tenacity is a strong contender for "best skill to get rich." One could also say vision or conviction or adaptability. Now, you could counter that those aren't skills, they are personal attributes. If you said that you'd be half right but more importantly half wrong. Attributes are skills that can be cultivated like any other.

    The point of that cryptic line of hocus pocus? Don't get bogged down in collecting skills like code writing or copywriting or SEO. All good skills, but not in the same league as tenacity.
     
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    I would say awareness.

    Self-awareness and other-awareness.

    Why? Because it's how a lot of opportunities are found and how the best solutions to problems are found.

    Lack of awareness is what causes sh*tty customer service, crappy products and even bad relationships.

    Cause think about it. A lot of people don't get ahead because they are not even aware of their own self sabotaging behavior. And a lot of products are sub par because they miss a lot of important variables that were never taken into account.
     
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    Leadership.
     
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    There is no THE ONE SKILL to become rich. It's a combination of few skills.

    But the basic requirement is,

    Help people. Solve problems. Fulfill a need.

    You will learn the others as you move forward in your business.
     
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    That's the second time you have said it here. The ideas thread I bumped earlier was the first time, if I can remember. :)

    One question: In your opinion, @Kak, what's the difference between a leader and a manager? Or to an extent, does the leader manage some things as well?

    I am currently leading a few groups for groups presentations in my current university classes (which can be another thread of extreme frustrations), and I found myself torn in between....
     
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    Leaders revolve around influence and inspiration. People follow leaders because in leaders, they see a goal that is greater than themselves. There are some very smart people who work with Elon Musk. They are always impressed with his work ethic and depth of knowledge. Technical people are the first to scoff at managers. Every manager is the pointy-headed boss from Dilbert to technical people. The ability to get technical people to rave about your leadership speaks volumes

    Managers have an element of command and control. Think of the old carrot and stick.
     
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    Being able to take action.

    Smart, dumb, confident, shy, extroverted, introverted, family, single, black, white, programmer, sales - you can find a million success stories across all walks of life across all personality traits and characteristics.

    What you won't find is a rich person who didn't move their a$$.

    Nothing will set you up for success better in life than being able to work on and make meaningful progress on the things that matter.
     
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    Trade - buy low, sell high whatever you want. Goods, labour, service.
     
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    Perseverance...
     
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    The one only those who need, know.

    100 phone calls, not 1 internet post.
     
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    Be over 6"8 with a sick jumpshot even though it's still not guaranteed.

    On a serious note selflessness, not to the point where you get walked over but to where you inspire others.
     
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    This is so true, and made my day! I laughed at this out loud - how'd you know? I'm very technical, and I've had the most clueless bosses (and some of the very best too) you can't even imagine. Some people are... well... you can't fix stupid.

    BTW, the best people in the different depts. I worked in left because of the pointy-headed bosses. There is a most definite cause and effect, and nobody in corporate can ever connect the dots to figure out why.

    Par excellence. It was Edison that said success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. From your posts I read JAJT, I see you share the same DNA as Edison. That's not a common thing. Make no mistake that your insight has been noted, appreciated, and extremely helpful to me!
     
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    Marketing.
    Advertising.
    Sales.
     
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    Best skills -- A lot of hard work, study, coupled with a big dose of humility. You have to give -- in order to get. You give up front without knowing IF you are going to get anything back.

    Yes, selling is a great skill. The best salesmen I know are masters of the human spirit and nature. They care about the people they are helping through their selling.
     
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    I was sorely tempted to write 'being an excellent golfer', however I will reign in my sarcasm and say instead;

    read the book again and you won't be asking that question.
     
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    I would have said the same, but it isn't really a skill one can learn, more something one will be forced to learn regardless.
     
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    Discipline.

    Discipline can get you anything you want. Patience is another one. Those who are impatient will get nothing and deserve nothing.
     
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    You're looking for a key. You're looking for someone to type one skill, you go and study that skill, and then have riches. One answer to "getting rich". It doesn't exist.
    The best skill I think? Be willing to adapt and start looking at things from different angles. You gotta start looking at this from another angle ASAP.
     
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    Being a disciplined inventor who take action, resolves problems and give value, with the utmost commitment, very quickly, to realize his business idea.
     
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    Hmmmmmm, so you want to know THE skill for Fastlane success huh?

    It's learning.

    Learning that you will need to learn better and faster all the time.
    Learning that there is no single skill to succeed.
    Learning that you will need to deprecate many character traits and habits.
    Learn to unlearn to learn more.
    And learn that the learning never ends because we're forever ignorant at many things.
     
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    I felt that one. It stung a little bit. Great post - right on the money! This is one that gets printed out and hung on the wall!
     

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