Day 7: What 2 skills do you need to be great at your job?

Day 7: What 2 skills do you need to be great at your job?

I guess you might need more than two skills, but let’s start with two.

Two core skills you absolutely couldn’t do your job without.

I’ll start: I need to be a great listener, and a great asker of questions, to do my job as a nonfiction book coach.

Maybe this is surprising; maybe you’d expect me to say I have to be a great writer or a great editor. Certainly that helps. And I do have to recognise great and poor writing.

But ultimately, the two things I need most are listening and questioning.

Your turn—set a timer for 5 minutes and write about your core skills, and why they matter to what you do.

Happy writing!



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