Nearly all incredibly successful people -- especially incredibly wealthy people -- do this one thing incredibly well.
Mark Cuban: billionaire. Investor. NBA team owner. Nice guy. Mark Cuban knows a little about making money.
So when he was asked what he would do if he lost everything, here's what he said he would do first:
"I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day, and I would start working. Could I become a multimillionaire again? I have no doubt."
Why does he feel that way? Success is based -- in almost any field -- on solid sales skills.
Don't believe me? Granted, many people feel "selling" implies pressuring, manipulating, misleading--the sell-at-all-costs salesperson stereotype.
But if you think of selling as explaining the logic and benefits of an idea, a decision, a project -- of anything worthwhile -- then everyone needs sales skills. Everyone needs to have the ability to convince other people that an idea makes sense, to show bosses or investors how a...