I can already hear the haters wanting to challenge this article before they read it…what I’m about to share, you may or may not agree but before I share with you the #1 skill to learn in the world (in my opinion, of course), let me ask you one question:
Do you interact with any human beings for your work or your personal life? (This can be virtual interactions, with your family, going to the grocery store, eating at a restaurant, on an airplane, etc.)
Unless you are a hermit that lives in a cave, (which is unlikely as you would have no internet access and thus would never read this article), this is EVERYONE! The #1 skill to learn in the world to change your life is learning how to SELL.
I know some of you are saying, “That’s crazy – what are you talking about?” Think about this as to oversimplify it:
The ability to sell is the ability to communicate an idea to another person/people and influencing them to take action.
That’s simply it. Those who are most able to communicate and influence others to take actions are the ones that are able to have the most success in their field and ultimately change their life! Of course, there are many sub-skills that flow up up into the ability to sell such as emotional intelligence, closing, rapport building, etc. However, if you can learn how to sell, it can drastically change your results in any field you are in. For example, if you are a…
- Teacher: you are selling knowledge to students in whichever topics you are teaching!
- Doctor: you are selling why patients need a certain procedure, medication, etc.!
- Parent: you are selling to your kids to do certain things!
- Anybody: you are constantly in situations that require you to influence other people to take action from your boss, peers, customers, the waiter at your restaurant, etc.!
So regardless of your background, your upbringing, your current situation, your industry, etc., you can change your current situation by learning to influence and sell to others to create a different future. With that being said, learning to sell (aka communicate and influence) takes a lot of self-studying and practice as it does not happen overnight. The more you invest in learning to sell effectively, the more success you will see!
If you are a teacher and you learn how to sell more effectively to your students, this will ultimately lead to students with better grades due to them taking action. If you are a doctor and you learn how to sell specific procedures to your patients, you will see recovery rates increase! AND of course, if you are a sales professional, being able to sell can lead you to making 6-figures+ and creating an incredible life for yourself!
Selling is the #1 skill to learn that can absolutely transform your life. What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to comment and share below. Also, do you want to close deals faster? Get my free training guide on 3 Secrets to Closing Deals Faster!