We are living in a competitive world with 7 billion+ people, where everyone are trying to be ahead of everyone. Every year there are some thousands of business and entrepreneurs emerging into market, but 90% of them fail to reach that mark they’ve set for themselves.
So, what are the secrets do successful people follow? How do you survive in this competitive world?
Here are the top 6 business skills that a person should learn to stand out of all
1. Perspective taking
3. Connecting with people
4. Taking on challenges
5. be optimistic
Perspective taking has a different view, which is thinking in other person shoes, so that you can consider how some else may think or feel about something. If you want to be “one in a million, not one among a million” then you should consider developing this skill. Knowing what other person (your competitor) is going through either in thoughts or actions is necessary, because sometimes what he is thinking and doing might be right and also be a reason for you to play a victim. Also we need to understand how someone else’s see the world in order to work together, communicate, to show empathy and understanding, moreover to stand out of crowd.
Do you know what the first thing entrepreneurs do before getting into the competition? In order to create a successful business they make prospective taking as a habit, they at first have to think the problem a customer is going through from the customers shoes, from the very beginning till the very end of their business. Whoever make a mistake in this part while framing their business plan, will be a complete failure in a year or two. Why? Nobody buy their product and trust them, because that’s not going to solve the problem he/she is going through.
How do you develop this?
#1 stop thinking ‘in terms of should’
#2 consider others opinion
#3 look for positivity
#4 think out of box
#5 help others and show your gratitude
We communicate all the time since morning up till the evening we go to bed, right? An effective communication includes listening, speaking, reading and writing. If you miss any of these elements, there forms a communication gap, in which you will have to suffer at what you do. For instance: if you do not listen to people, you don’t understand what to talk about. Similarly if you only take input (listen) and don’t give any output (speak) then it’s of no use. You write what you read, listen, speak and you read what you write. So, communication isn’t only about speaking and if you lag in any other elements just try to improve right away.
Every business need every element in communication. You need to listen to people’s complaints or co-founders and to move in a flow you should speak in a way such that everybody can understand, you need to study reports to scale up your business and to promote your products you need to pick a pen to write a copy for your product.
Effective communication helps you form good human relations in the industry, enables you to motivate, influence and satisfy each other which in turn boosts your morale and keeps you motivated.
Tips to excel at communication sector:
#1 take time to respond
#2 make communication a priority
#3 engage with your listeners or readers
#4 body language is important
#5 maintain eye contact but do not stare
Connecting with people
Networking with people has a bigger impact than education, marketing or anything else you do. Networking with people helps you to stay updated on the job market, stay in touch with current trends, and meet prospective clients, partners, mentors, besides developing and improving your skillset also gives you access to the resources necessary to your career development.
You network with people every day in one or the other way. But did you ever understand your intention why you are connecting with a particular person? If your intention is to only get your work done, then do not even go to that person, just do it yourself. Because this kind of activities create a bad impression on you at some point. Try to build a strong and honest relationship, be in touch with them even after your work is done.
A successful business man builds a very strong relationship with professionals he meet. He understands the importance of that person and stay connected from time to time. Of course, he need to promote his business but here, his intension isn’t to make use of a person rather he need that person, trust him and believe that he will bring profits.
Not only networking act as a shortcut to success but also help you build relationships and these relationships are important and also the key to your business success.
Points to consider on networking:
#1 see if another person is interested in you
#2 start the conversation
#3 be a good listener
#4 show interest in another person
#5 talk in terms of others
#6 call by their names
This is one of those important skills to get through any walk of your life. There is this misconception that learning is everything but Engaged learning is something that’s more in advance.
Learning is, you simply learn some stuff but engaged learning is the process in which you actively participate in your learning, allowing you to apply those skills in real life activities through collaboration and exploration with peers. To make it simple, engaged learning lets you to put classroom skills and knowledge into practice, while serving your community (which benefit both you and the community).
In the first year, every business model experiment what they’ve learnt in their earlier walk of life. By the time they get into the second year, they totally understand the customer persona or avatar and this mid-point is where most of the success and failure happens.
How to develop engaged learning?
#1 learn what is useful
#2 understand the subject
#3 learn ways to apply it practically
Taking On Challenges
You take challenges every day. You always challenge your lives with the most important work you do. Taking on challenges can be stressful, but avoiding challenges can prevent you from reaching your potential. Challenges and problems are important parts of life that give you experience, teach and help you become the wisest and the strongest one. They are there to let you know that you can overcome obstacles, learn from struggles and benefit from mistakes which lay a solid foundation for success in later life.
Sometimes, the situations you come across may hurt you so much and stoop you down, remember these are the times you should stay super strong and face the situation. These are the real challenges, how you take the problem in? How you face it? How you solve it? And challenges aren’t something that can be solved and completed with in an hour or a day.
If you are at least a percent business-minded person you would know how many struggles, ups and downs a business might face in the very first year. But still they fight to be superior.
#1 make a plan (since you don’t know what’s going to happen in the future)
#2 know you aren’t alone (you can always seek help from others)
#3 take time for yourself
#4 Accept support
If you are unsuccessful in this step then none of the above steps are going to work, because if you are not positive about your own potential then who can? If you always doubt yourself, it indicates that you are incapable of doing anything. Stay positive in everything that comes on your way, put that broad smile on your face. Even though there’s going a lot in your mind and heart, do not let it display out instead cover it up with a simple positive smile. Hope for positive even in the darkest times. For I believe
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
The light at the end of the tunnel is your life, it’s the tunnel that’s temporary.
Business is up and downs, if the models do not stay positive about what they are doing, maybe they should shut on their dreams within two days.
#1 focus on what’s going well
#2 practice gratitude
#3 look ahead
#4 build yourself up