It’s often been said that “soft skills” aren’t important enough to be a priority.
I have to disagree. To me, they are essential!
Before I knew “soft skills,” change, i.e., life*, was difficult. Until I figured out how to navigate my inner world, that is, my thoughts and feelings, the waters were churning and it was hard to find my way.
It is “soft skills” that helped me find my way. They helped me connect on a deeper level to who I am, why I do what I do, and how to maintain the integrity of my life and business.
“Soft skills” is a misnomer. There is nothing “soft” about the impact they have on your life.
Well, the impact can be soft; it just doesn’t have to be hard!
“Soft skills” are a guide, an inner GPS about who you are. They align you with your own “North Star,” and catch you when you’re not on track.
“Soft skills” bring ease in challenging times. And we all know that hard times come and go.
“Soft skills” are a key to a meaningful, fulfilling and happy life.
If that’s the life you want, “soft skills” are essential.
Yes, some are born with an innate ability to weather any storm. But for the rest of us, it’s important to develop what are commonly known as “soft skills” – those non-technical abilities that help us interact better with others and to cope more effectively with the challenges life throws our way.
I’d like to change what we call them. Instead of “soft skills,” I hereby declare and will call them “essential life” skills.
It has been my passion and purpose to guide others along their journey of embracing and embodying their own essential skills.
These skills help you navigate murky waters and unpredictable challenges along your life’s journey.
Here’s to navigating your journey with ease, abundance and joy.
*Life: life is an unfolding journey with a series of ongoing turning points and change, anticipated and unexpected. Life includes change. Being good at change impacts being good at life.