10 Life Skills for Success in Business

Many of us want to open up our own businesses but usually that’s where it ends. We wake up in the morning and go to our jobs,  as the sun sets in the evening, we realize that once again we’ve placed our dreams on the back-burner.

I believe that each of us has an inner entrepreneur that is bursting to come to life. Whether it’s a internet business, a coaching service or your own events company – whatever the dream may be, it does exist…You just need the life skills to help you get to the next level.

Here are the 10 Life Skills for Success in Business…

1. Listening Skills

More often than not our problems stem from “listening to respond” instead of “listening to absorb” information. In a business or working environment, the quieter we become, the more we are able to hear and perceive. Successful business training in healthy environments insists that we listen to each other.

2. The Ability to Laugh at Yourself

There is an old quote that reads, “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Yes there are formalities and best practices in business, but in all honesty our greatest strength lies in our ability to see the lighter side of life. Greater wins happen when you are able to relate to others and be approachable.

3. Focus and Concentration

The business world for an entrepreneur, requires great volumes of concentration. Focus and concentration are required for consuming information, communication and both verbal and non-verbal interaction. The irony of life is that you do not necessarily improve your concentration and focus through practice. When your mind is overtaxed, take a break and remember to breathe.

4. Finding Ways to Build Positivity

Do not think of your life in terms of the nine to five schedule. No matter what you do, find time to go visit that a new place, go to movies, spend time with friends and family, and have those breath-taking moments. Your success in business is directly related to your ability to create your own sunshine.

5. Networking Skills

Networking isn’t merely the art of handing out business cards. It shows that you have the ability to care, to seem interested and engaged and to connect with people. Skills transfer and relating to others is another important element of business networking. It is we get to know more and gain useful contacts that will take us further in business.

6. Find Success in Business with the Right Attitude

Choose an attitude of self-encouragement. At any moment, you can be your own worst critic or your greatest champion. The truth is that the world of business is littered with challenges. It is up to you to find purpose in what you do and to adopt the mind-set to do it.

7. Be Bold, Be Fearless

Most of the world’s greatest innovators had to step outside the box and risk being called crazy before they tasted success. Walt Disney was once told that he ‘lacked imagination’ and had ‘no good ideas’. JK Rowling faced repeated rejection before her famed book, “Harry Potter”, became a success. Have the courage to work on your ideas, speak to the people who matter and step forward when the opportunity presents itself.

8. Lead with Authenticity

There is only one of you residing behind that pair of eyes. Only one frame of reference that is uniquely yours. Your thoughts, your feelings, your skills and your ideals. Have the courage to give the world value by being your authentic self.

9. Reimagine Failure

You will fall. You will  fall flat and get egg on your face in the most horrible way. This is an inevitable part of life. It is how you face failure and hard times that count. Your ability to see the lessons in failure will help you to use it as a force for change.

10. What do you want?

The question of ‘Why’ is perhaps the most important of them all.  To get your FREE ‘Why Worksheet’ click here.


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Cecelia wanted to Take Charge of her own destiny so she incorporated herself as a business in 2003.  She knew that network marketing was the right business for her because it offered low startup costs, played to her strengths; and it is portable and highly profitable if done right. With each company she tried she always struggled with business building – finding leads/prospects and creating the automation her upline talked about.  That’s when in 2008 after getting laid off from her job she put her Masters Degree in Marketing and Information Systems to work. Through her search efforts she found a company that taught her how to leverage the Internet and the power of Social Media to consistently build an endless list of qualified leads and prospects that are interested in what she has to say and what she has to offer. She learned how to make people come to her using the Attraction Marketing Formula.  Now a home business owner Cecelia’s mission is to empower her customers, clients, members, partners and friends with the opportunity to Take Charge of their own lives and create their own financial futures.


This content was borrowed from Laeeka Khan https://www.dcc.edu.za/latest-news/10-life-skills-essential-to-success-in-business