This One Key Life Skill May Be The Make-Or-Break Factor Of Success

What if I told you that there was a secret skill that, should you master it, you would have a competitive edge over nearly anyone you’ll ever work beside in your life?  What if I told you that honing this one skill could mean the difference between a successful career and an average to low-wage position for the rest of your life?

The truth is, there probably is a skill a lot like this: it’s called communication.

The difference between a person that can communicate clearly and efficiently and a person who struggles with these skills is probably much larger than you know.

While it’s nothing you’ll likely be taught in high school, and you’ll only learn it in college if you end up in the right circles, communication might be the best-kept secret of success in the world. The difference between a person that can communicate clearly and efficiently and a person who struggles with these skills is probably much larger than you know.  Think about it – if you’re a person that can communicate efficiently with others, you can have a much stronger effect on a team’s productivity.  You’ll be a manager rather than a worker, a team-builder rather than a follower.

Good people skills make you stand out

When you have an exceptional way with people, other people notice.  If you always seem to know what to say, if you know how to keep the peace, if you’re funny and charming, you’re the kind of people others gravitate towards and admire. It won’t just be your co-workers taking notice of this – so will your employers, clients, or anyone else you work with.  With good people skills, you’ll be the type of person who always runs into the next big opportunity, likely because someone else felt you were ready for it.

Impressions are everything

Having good communication skills means you make an impression where ever you go.  You’re the person that clients want to hire, you’re the person others want to be introduced to, you’re a person that comes easily to mind in many different situations.  It’s easy to underestimate what having a good impression on people does…

It’s a snowball effect! 

This is the key: standing out and making a good impression creates an insane snowball effect.  There are opportunities happening around the circles of your life all the time, no matter what you do.  Whether you’re a work-at-home, be-your-own-boss freelancer or an employee at a firm, new things are always emerging in your network.

Be the kind of person who stands out and makes a good impression, and you’ll be the one who gets first dibs on opportunities in life in general.  That’s it, folks, that’s why communication is make-or-break for success.  The advantage is HUGE.

And don’t worry, if you think you’re the worst communicator you know, this is a skill that can be practiced!  Use resources online and professional clubs such as Toastmasters to develop your communication skills.

Bhumika Zhaveri
Bhumika Zhaverihttps://interimarket.com/blog
BHUMIKA is a serial entrepreneur with experience in business strategy, change, human resources and talent management. Her expertise has been built over years in varied sectors where she has worked as a consultant. Most recently leading change programmes from a people perspective. Founder & CEO of BZ Consultants, simplicity hacker passionate about people, growth and change. Her unconventional thinking and mentorship have benefited many people with their own professional success and development through her career support services she has been providing on a voluntary basis since April 2012. Most recently Bhumi is involved in launching her tech start up InteriMarket which is an online platform focused on supporting the “gig economy” for B2B and B2C building an online ecosystem to enable relevant and better networking, collaboration and talent management. Academically she has obtained BA (Hons), PG in Project Management, MBA in Finance with a specialist license as a career counsellor and personal success coaching. She is also pursuing her Executive and leadership coaching at present and takes a keen interest in people, psychology and behaviours that advocate of her being a thought leader in the field. She is also an author and speaker on various subjects including women empowerment, entrepreneurship, talent management, coaching and leadership. She is a firm believer of success through people and culture, which she will be writing more about in the coming weeks and months. She is passionate about everything she works on and this is reflected in her energy and communication.
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