Mastery doesn't equal success

Mastery doesn't equal success

"Success wise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one." - Scott Adams

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success. You don’t need to become the best in the world to be successful. All you need is a valuable skillset to achieve that level of career success.

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Skill Stacking: A Practical Strategy To Achieve Career Success

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Useful skills for your Skill Stack
  1. Productivity: The mother of all skills. With solid productivity skills, you can learn anything.
  2. Writing: The ability to translate your thoughts into words makes it easier to do your job.
  3. Psychology: Knowing the basics of psychology helps in dealing with other people, and yourself.
  4. Persuasion:  The art and science of communicating in a way that resonates with people.
  5. Personal Finance.

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The Most Important Skill For 21st-Century Success

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  • Experts 
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

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Creating your career

Most people never make a conscious decision about their careers and end up at a certain place, due to external factors and present opportunities. Their career path wasn't carved out or planned.

Creating your career is something that most people don't think of at an early stage when they are not sure about themselves and the world around them.

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How To Create A Career - Darius Foroux

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