You may be sitting reading this, waiting for me to tell you how to get more effective communication skills. Instead, I’m going to illustrate for you the costs to you of not having effective communication. Some of this may apply to you, and if you’re one of the fortunate few, none of this will apply to you.
Without good communication skills, you’re likely to be in a lower income bracket which will cause you to have frustration and hardship in your life. You’re less able to improve this situation by getting a different job or a promotion.
The car you drive and where you live will also be affected by your financial status. I’m sure you’ve noticed that all those people in the big house, you know the one, the one you would love to live in, are all smooth talkers.
They weren’t born that way. They probably started in a situation very similar to yours.
Did you know that multimillionaire businessman, Tony Robbins, wanted to be a truck driver when he left school so that he could be the highest-earning member of his family? He wanted to make about 36’000 dollars a year. Didn’t he do well? He recently received a four hundred million pay-out from a share deal with one of his eleven companies.
Without effective communication, your relationships with friends, family, colleagues are probably not the way you want them to be. The odds of you marrying the gal or guy of your dreams are greatly reduced. Because when you don’t feel confident about your ability to communicate, you’re going to be seen as nervous, gawky, and maybe a little weird. Ask yourself, are these the qualities that will attract the homecoming queen or the football jock to you?
In conflict situations, you’re less likely to be able to defend yourself verbally and you’ll probably feel frustrated every time you have any form of dispute in your life. Wouldn’t it be great to know you can go into any situation and wipe the smirk off of the wise guy’s face?
The crazy thing is that anybody can have effective communication skills just by applying themselves and taking control of their destiny. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you make that decision to take control over your life, your finances, where you live, the car you drive, and the level of respect you get in your relationships from your friends, family, and neighbors.
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