Master these skills if you are serious about growing your wealth.
A very small minority of the 7.4 billion people in the world are wealthy.
As reported by the BBC, an Oxfam, Credit Suisse study found that the eighty top billionairesin the world have amassed $1.9 trillion in wealth, marking a 50 percent increase in the past four years alone.
Here are right skills that can help you to become more successful and wealthy.
1. Become known for one thing
Many a creative person will tell you they have many talents, which can be both a blessing and a curse. Excelling at various things can make your head spin as you aim to fit them all into your weekly schedule.
Those who are exceptionally successful will tell you this is the number one key to becoming successful. Focus on and be known for one thing — when you are the expert in one subject and are living and breathing what you do in addition to obtaining exceptional results, clients will travel from near and far to work with you.
The book The One Thing, by Gary Keller, is a great read.
2. Master your mindset
Incredible things happen when you become aware of your daily thoughts and begin doing the work to change the thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you.
The best book I’ve read on this subject is Breaking the Habit of Being You’ by Dr Joe Dispenza. The book helps you understand the brain and how it works, and offers tools for changing your thoughts in a simple yet practical way. Here’s a recent article on the topic.
3. Build muscle
There are multiple ways you can stay fit, from yoga, Xtend barre, swimming, tennis, golf, or running. However, one of the fastest ways to lose weight, get tone ,and stay healthy is to build muscle.
There are plenty of people who are thin but have more fat than muscle. By the time you reach the age of 50, the average person loses up to 10 percent of muscle mass.
Building muscle can improve bone density, reduce the risk of injury, boost
metabolism, help you gain tone and lose weight, improve your quality of sleep, and raise your level of confidence.
4. Turn habits into success rituals
Your habits can help or distract you from achieving your goals. One of the best ways to effectively change your habits is to implement a set morning and evening routine.
There are thousands of articles and books on the toping, including The Miracle Morningby Hal Elrod.
Success rituals are an effective part of setting a positive tone for the day and maximizing your time and results.
5. Turn on your efficiency machine
Successful people excel at efficiency. They make decisions quickly and take action to make things happen and get things done.
They utilize their time effectively and realize the importance of energy management. A lack of energy can severely interrupt a person’s level of activity, which is why it is crucial to identify what energizes you versus what exhausts you.
To heighten your efficiency, automate your business and outsourcing activities that exhaust you (everything from cleaning to accounting).
The key to efficiency is to focus on what you excel at and build a talented team to help you achieve your audacious goals.
6. Inspire those around you
People are drawn to those who inspire others. Inspirational people have a way of attracting people from all walks of life.
Inspirational people make others feel good about themselves and more importantly, help them to realize their potential.
We all have different families, beliefs, backgrounds, levels of education, and experiences growing up, and that’s why we think differently. Sometimes, despite the many talents people possess, they lack the belief in themselves or the confidence to achieve what they want to in life.
Inspirational people can help boost others confidence and help them to uncover their true purpose in life — a magical and rewarding experience.
7. Appreciate your world
The power of gratitude and appreciation for what you have is absolutely phenomenal.
When we look at everything we have rather than focus on what we believe is missing, we gain inner peace, happiness, love, and acceptance of what is. We are able to live in the present moment rather than focusing on the future.
8. Meditate from the beaches to the mountaintops
People around the world are embracing the benefits of meditation. Without a doubt, meditation has changed my life and the lives of countless others.
Regular meditation practice gives one feelings of calm, clarity, and bliss, greater levels of gratitude, and a different view of the world, not to mention the insights that are instrumental to achieving success.
The fact that many people are unclear about their purpose and goals in life and have difficulty making effective decisions is largely due to information overload and the vortex of social media, all of which compete with the everyday activities around relationships, career, and family.
Once you’ve mastered these eight skills, a multitude of benefits await you on a professional and personal level. They are the foundation for a lifetime of success, inner peace, wealth, and gratitude.
This article first appeared on Inc.com.