I didn't see you come in.
Now that you’re here.
Let’s discuss a few things about success.
More often than not, it’s not the lack of technical (Hard) skills that make people unsuccessful, but the lack of interpersonal (Soft) skills.
It’s not that people can’t do the job, it’s the fact that they don’t collaborate effectively, lack a presentation voice, cannot prioritize with little direction, and have an absence of other soft skills.
It’s these soft skills that are the glue that holds the hard skills together.
But the question you must be asking yourself is:
“What exactly are these soft skills in the first place, and how would I develop them anyway?”
Well you have come to the right place as I have just the story to tell about my dear friend ,Joe.
This is his story, and its a story of how the Everyman became the Champion.
Joe is your Everyman. He wakes up every morning to one cup of coffee and a read of the news. He isn't lazy, but isn't motivated. He doesn't not like people, but never seems to get them to like him. He is technically sound in his skills and abilities but can’t seem to get them noticed by others. Working day to day, getting the job done at the minimal effort.
A year later, Joe our Everyman was the hero of his company. Settling big accounts, and the flagship employee for the company.
What had changed our Everyman that year? Had he become smarter? More attractive? More Interesting?
Did he unlock the powers of the universe with his mind?
What was the secret behind his success?
The secret was simple. He had mastered the art of the soft skills.
But what are these skills? And how did Joe get them?
Well let me tell you...
1. Getting work done effectively and at a high quality.
Joe had always done his work, but sometimes didn't adhere to deadlines and was hit and miss in quality. He also had trouble with ambiguity and sometimes couldn't function without proper direction.
How did he develop his ability to make deadlines and ensure high quality? How did he overcome his resistance to ambiguity?
Easily enough, what Joe did was create outlines for his work that made it easy to plug in new information into his reports and pull out information that was no longer useful. In building this “living document”, he was easily able to cut his processing time for orders, reports, and other documents by almost 50% by avoiding redoing much of the work he had already did. This technique became even more powerful once he designed multiple living documents, and passed information along between them.
Then by using the Power of the List, he was able to prioritize his time with little direction, assess how important each priority was to overall success, their cost, and finding alternatives if things didn't go as planned. Doing so, he soon was managing multiple projects, organizing them on a timeline, collaborating with others to get more work done, and meeting budget restraints.
Interested in hearing more of Joe's Story? And the Other 5 WAYS you can BECOME THE CHAMPION?
Then Subscribe as I update his story each week with the next WAY.