Whether you’re currently working for yourself or as an employee, entrepreneurial skills are a vital part of business. But, as importantly, they’re also a vital part of life.
Let’s look at just one skill every successful entrepreneur has – the ability to negotiate. Now let’s look at how you use it in life.
A good example is my friend’s approach to getting his daughter willing to stop playing and come to dinner. It was quite a dilemma; every time he called her to dinner he had to argue with her. Then she’d come to dinner upset, and dinner would not be the happy occasion either of them wanted.
So, he devised a plan – he’d put her in the driver’s seat. One day he asked her, “What one thing do you have to do before you can eat dinner?” And it worked! She responded with “put away my dolls,” “feed my kitty,” or “dress my Barbie in her new pink outfit.’ He was delighted. She would do that one thing and happily come to dinner.
But it didn’t take long before she caught on. One day he asked her the magic question and she replied, “Play for another hour.”
My friend knew she had his number. And she was only six years old! See … everyone negotiates. It is key to achieving success in many, many areas of life.
By the way, that little 6-year-old was born with serious entrepreneurial skills. She’s older now, and one of the most innovative minds on the planet.
Don’t think entrepreneurial skills are just about business – they’re for life. Use them, and life will be better.
Another Huge thankyou to Shane Krider, CEO of Polaris Media Group