11 Skills to Help You Succeed in 2019

The Use of Online Research

We don’t have to know everything, but we should be able to quickly and painlessly navigate our way to find what we need to know. Accessing the internet is a gateway to near infinite knowledge. With its indexed websites containing information on just about everything and everyone, knowing how to navigate it is invaluable. If you’re having trouble finding something using the internet, it’s time to learn a few new tricks.

Knowing your financial numbers

It’s a simple fact that living in today society is virtually impossible without the constant exchange of money.  Money allows you to maintain a roof over your head, clothes on your back and put food on the table. Knowing how to properly manage your money, track and record your expenses, income, saving and investing is not only an important skill for thriving, it’s an important skill for surviving.

Prioritising and Organising

Before you can prioritise, you must first organise. There is no one way to organise, but whatever system you choose must make sense to you. Remember the goal of organisation is to find things without wasting time. The goal with prioritising is to understand the importance of each task and how it impacts the greater good of your project. Focusing your attention where and when it is needed most as there are ever increasing opportunities and distractions.

Effective Communication

Give the people in your life the information they need rather than expecting them to read your mind. Also, don’t try to read other people’s minds. Most issues big or small, within a family, friendship, or business relationship, start with bad communication. Speak simply and honestly, and then give others a voice and show them that their words matter. Remember that compromise and effective negotiating are vital parts of effective communication, so decide if you would rather be happy or right before you start.  

Critical Thinking and Information Analysis

We’re all living in an age where we’re bombarded with masses of information from numerous sources on a daily basis. This constant bombardment of information has a major impact on what we do and think. Being able to evaluate this information, sort the valuable from the trivial, analyse its relevance and meaning, is a priceless skill which we all need to take on board to improve our quality of life.

Informed Decision Making

Decision making is simply knowing what to do based on the information provided at any given moment in time. Being able to respond rather than react can be the difference between success or failure. Responding is guided less by emotion and more by a cool detachment allow you to view the situation from all angles. The upside of a solid response is an engaging conversation, that is both positive and civil. We learn. We grow. We listen. We respond. We act positively and from within.


We hear a lot about stress and stress levels in today’s society. Understand that stress leads to poor health, poor decision-making, poor thinking, and poor socialisation.  Be attentive to your stress levels and don’t be afraid to take short breaks when you need to. Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose.  When you’re at your busiest, a brief recess can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity. Short breaks will help you regain your sanity, and allow you to reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.

Relationship networking

In a world dominated by constant innovation and information exchange, relationship networking creates the channel through which ideas and information flow, and in which new ideas are shared, discussed and perfected. Understanding that your network is your net worth you can create an environment which gives you access to the right people, allowing you to find the right jobs, build businesses, learn about new trends, spread ideas and experience life more suitable to your personal desires. 


Research shows that although we think that we act because of the way we feel, in fact, we often feel because of the way we act.  Having a positive attitude generally opens the door for great experiences. People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities and therefore experience life through a lens of abundance. Be positive, smile, and make it count.  Pretend today is going to be great and in doing so, it will be. 


Your ability to listen and take action based on your inner voice and higher self, regardless of how you think, feel or other influences or temptations you may face. It is the ability to focus and overcome distractions from your lesser self-known as ego. It can sometimes feel like you sacrificing the pleasure and thrill of what matters most in life. But this is your ego again. By practicing self-discipline, we can become masters of our destiny.

Keeping ahead of the clutter

Successful people have systems in place to help them live a clutter-free existence.  They know that their environment is a reflection of their mind and mental house. Being able to quickly access information to complete a task or activity is priceless when working under pressure. When you’re disorganised, the extra time spent looking for misplaces items such as phone numbers, email addresses etc can often cause you to drop your focus. Keeping both your living and working spaces organized is crucial to your success.

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