This week I have been contemplating
Contemplating what is truly the most valuable skillset for one to master
In any pursuit in life
And what skillset,
If left raw and unpractised
Has direct power and influence over the success of the others
You see, I follow a lot of entrepreneurs on Twitter
From startups to a few 9-figure business owners
And they all talk about “Skilling up”
I even saw a recent post that posed the question:
“What do you think is the most important skill for an entrepreneur to have?”
When I saw the post it had 264 comments…
They were all things related to:
Some even mentioned Traits to have like
Some of the things required to grow your business, support your business and serve more people.
But not one of these mentioned what I came to the conclusion of…
The skillset of knowing how to think effectively, manage and leverage one’s mind, emotions and perspectives.
You see all these skills
But none of them is maximised
Without the skillset above
I remember the first time I made a cold sales call.
I had mastered the call-in training.
My skills were high
But when it came to making the call.
I stood looking at the phone
The number staring back at me
The green call button calling for my finger to just touch it
I imagine it calling to me.
Or possibly at that point calling me names…
Like a mate egging me on to do something that felt ridiculously uncomfortable
But I couldn’t do it…
I wasn’t lacking skill.
I wasn’t lacking the know-how.
I was lacking real-world experience but had done many training calls.
It was my capacity to think, reframe, and manage my mind and emotions.
All the skills in the world mean nothing if you can’t apply them.
You have more chance of success by having the skills to manage yourself and winging the skills,
Than having the skillsets and the inability to manage yourself.
This is why ensuring you are practising and refining the skills of thinking effectively and managing and leveraging one’s mind, emotions, and perspectives is so important.
Because the wider and deeper this base is, the greater the skills and level of development you can build and support on top of it.
So I challenge you this week to explore where you’re falling short in the development of your skills because of a gap in your self-management skills.
QUESTIONS OF GROWTH
1. Where have I stopped growing because of my narrow perspectives?
How do I plan to shift these?
2. Where are resistances showing up that I haven’t been able to move through?
3. What skillsets have I become complacent about because I am getting results but know that I have fears, worries or concerns that are stopping me from taking it to the next level?
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Until next week,
Keep smashing your growth ceilings.
Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Mindset and Business Coach
Demartini Method Facilitator