The most important skillset no one talks about

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:

Sales

Copywriting

Business buying

Deal making

Marketing

Team Building

Some even mentioned Traits to have like

Grit

Determination

Adaptability

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

Are necessary

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 froze…

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…

Why?

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.

Nothing else.

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.

Justin Wiseman

Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Mindset and Business Coach
Demartini Method Facilitator

Tanya Cross,

Coach

My mission is to educate and empower leaders like you in your awareness of yourself and others, in understanding your behaviour and why others behave the way they do and unlock the potential within yourself and those you influence.

In 2020, I launched the Maximum Growth community to make those insights accessible 24/7. (Well, almost 24/7. Still gotta sleep!)

I’m inspired to help you smash growth ceilings and, essentially, grow personally and professionally as a coach.

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