Most successful entrepreneurs know the importance of building valuable skills and improving their strengths. Here are 5 important business skills every entrepreneur must have.
# IMPROVE YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING – Warren Buffet
“Whether you like it or not, you have to get very comfortable with public speaking. That’s a an asset that will last you 50 or 60 years and it’s a necessary skill.”
# BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF – Mark Cuban
“You’ve got to be very careful as an entrepreneur to be brutally honest with yourself : know what you know, know what you don’t know, but you’ve got to know your business better than anybody.”
# HAVE CONFIDENCE – Robin Sharma
“When you have confidence, when you have that fire within you, you can do whatever it takes to get your brave vision done. Confidence is a muscle and like any muscle, the more you focus on it and train it, the stronger it grows.”
# THE POWER OF LISTENING – Simon Sinek
“I would say that you need to learn to be the last to speak. Speaking last does two things: it gives everybody else the feeling that they have been heard and you get the benefit of hearing what everybody else has to think before you render your opinion.”
#MANAGE YOUR TIME – Bishop TD Jakes
“Our generation have traded effectiveness for busyness. Some research determined that the average person only spends 20% of their time doing the thing that they are really gifted at and passionate about. You could take my car, I could get another car, you could take my house, I could get another house, but when you take my time, you have taken something from me that is totally irreplaceable.”
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82.5 billion as of March 9, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.
Mark Cuban is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association, the co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank.
Simon Oliver Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker and consultant. He is the author of five books, including Start With Why (2009).
Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. He initially also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and founded the training company Sharma Leadership International.
Bishop T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the pastor of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch.