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Skill Stacking: A Practical Strategy To Achieve Career Success

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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Key Ideas

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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