To be a successful entrepreneur you have to possess certain effortless skills that makes you outstanding. Successful entrepreneurs like Tony Elumelu and Aliko Dangote are  good role models to most of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs. These great figures possess at least one or more of these skills and they never stop learning.

Of course no one knows everything . Here are a few skills that has made Africa’s great entrepreneurs attained that Maslow level of self actualization.


Most people  fear public speaking, also known as glossophobia.  Public speaking is not necessarily about standing in front of a large audience and making a presentation.  Becoming adept at public speaking helps you communicate with others more clearly, which can translate into success at work. On a personal level, increasing your public speaking skills can enhance your overall confidence and comfort in social situations.


Personal finance goes beyond just budgeting.  It’s present in everything we do from buying a car or house to going to the grocery store.  Money management is a lifelong process and we can all use tips to make it a little better.


If you’ve ever gone to another country and felt a bit out of place, then you will know the importance of knowing another language.  Learning an additional language opens up the world to you.  According to the Eton Institute, a new language has the ability to boost your brainpower. It even has been shown to delay the onset of dementia.


There are 24 hours in a day and at the end of each one, we never feel like we’ve gotten to the bottom of your to-do list.  Learn some time management tips and guidance. They will help you become more productive and make you feel like you’ve added a few extra hours to your day.


Bargain all the time!. Be it negotiating the price of your new house, a job raise, or which movie to see with your significant other.  If you always feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick in a negotiation, why not work on sharpening those skills.

 These effortless skills aren’t something that take decades to learn either. Even though you won’t become a pro overnight.  Taking time to learn these effortless skills will pay up for a lifetime as an entrepreneur.

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