4 Mission Critical Skills For 2016 & Beyond

Okay so before you click off this page, this really is a positive post about how to navigate the negativity that seems to be staring us all in the face.

So let’s begin…

It’s now evident to everyone that things are getting very challenging in today’s world.

No matter what the media is saying we know based on all the statistics they the media refuses to accept that things are about to get a-lot worse.

As so well put in John Robb’s blog Resilient Communities.com in one of his post. Financial Tsunami? Hedge it with Productive, Local Assets things are about to get really tough and those who are prepared are going to thrive like never before.

But what are the critical skills you must have in business, social media, life and in almost everything you do, in order to handle this super storm of enormous proportions?

Well the skills you need are going to be a matter of life and death literally and in this quick post I’ve outlined some of those critical skills to help you focus and filter your activities so you can begin to get ready and position yourself as a business owner and as one who have loved ones to protect.

1st) Foresight
Every titan in their industry has understood the power of seeing into the future and seeing around the bend. Foresight or intuition. Men like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan all had one key ability. To see where things where going and to position themselves as the leader in the primary source in that field. You may argue all day long that they were ruthless and that may be according to today’s standards but none the less the skills were still there. How they executed their decision was another matter of discussion. A great documentary to watch is The Men Who Built America on the History Channel. It will give you some key mission critical insights you must have to thrive in the days ahead.

2nd) Mental & Emotional & Mastery.
Controlling one’s own mind and emotions are going to be very key in the days ahead. As circumstances begin to become worse people get into fear and panic. Decisions made in fear and panic ONLY result in creating the very things you fear and eventually end up in destruction. Having a solid understanding of how your mind works and how to control it are critical. The best person I know in the field is Barbara Stepp of Excellence Quest Training Institute International. With more than 30 years of experience and the most experienced Master Trainer in the world in NLP, and DHE as well as the owner of Dave Dobson’s Other Than Conscious Communication (OTCC Funshop) she has a style in teaching that is said to be far more comprehensive than most other trainers today. Founder and creator of NLP Richard Bandler, had this to say about her. “Barbara Stepp has long been one of the best and up to date trainers. You’ll find none better. This endorsement comes in the year 2000, not the stone age.” ~ Dr. Richard Bandler, Evolutionizer, Founder for NLP™ & DHE™

This is a must learn skill not just for your own mind and emotional control but also in the highly competitive world we are entering with the rest of the world like we highlighted in our article back in 2005 called Five Drivers of Changeyou must know how to develop re-pore with people quickly and connect with them on a deep level.

You must understand how to create trust with people from many walks of life, how to hear them,  help them and how to position yourself in order for them to extend their favor to you over someone else.

You must know how to really negotiate with these powerful skills both written and verbal. Without these skills, you will be just another one of the millions of people that are competing for people’s time and decisions making abilities. In short if you don’t use this skill, well you could end up homeless.

But when things get worse, and they will, you must be able to know how to keep your mind focused on the right things and keep your emotions in check. You need to have tools to know how to make your mind work and the strategies to optimize your mind so stay in peace and remain calm NO MATTER HOW SCARY THE FUTURE may look. It is no different than flying a plane in an emergency. If you lose and engine or worse 2, you have to keep a cool, calm steady mind and not freak out and let go of the controls. In doing so it can mean the difference of a safe crash landing you walk away from or one in which there is no return.

The choice is yours.

The last critical skill you must master is

3rd.) Spiritual Maturity
This is perhaps the most important skill because it really is the foundation of the first two. And there is no longer any time to argue any longer as to what the truth is and what is not.

If your plane is about to crash you don’t go and ask some one’s opinion of what to do. You need the truth PERIOD.

So here is the truth.

Without a true spiritual foundation, you cannot see intuitively into the future,  you will lack the fundamental programming to keep your mind under control, nor will you make it in the days ahead.

I know that may sound difficult to digest but let me ask you a question.

If I was a dentist and I cared about you, would I be in the wrong to not pull a tooth that was infected and impacted?

Of course.

I would be violating my Hippocratic oath.

As someone who care about you then I must tell the truth no matter how difficult it may be to hear.

You must establish yourself spiritually in a real spiritual relationship with our MIGHTY CREATOR. HE has provided a way, now it’s up to you to say yes.

Doing so you will save yourself a ton of heartache and agony.


Because if you don’t know what the truth is to hold onto in your mind and emotions, then when the storm comes you will crumble under the pressure.

For example, the truth of scripture tells us that those who love and obey GOD, that HE will supply all of your needs.

If you don’t believe that, if it is not part of your foundational makeup, then when your income goes south like ours did in 2009 when we went from $45,000 a week to ZERO I would have jumped out of the window.

Okay a long sentence next so take a deep breath and read on…

While I had to battle fear of having lost all our revenue and the panic that tried to trench itself into my heart when the IRS hit us with a false $40,000 judgement, and our house was flooded destroying my office, and all my other clients left because I was not there to help them, by the grace of GOD HE helped me remember that HE was there.

HE brought books and people to encourage me and help me see the greater purpose to my trials. Without that understanding, I would probably have committed suicide.

But HE was faithful to make sure my bills were paid every month and HE helped me to pay off our $120,000 dollars in debt step by step and slowly brought the business back online after some serious foundational work.

What was that work?

Basically how to become intimately close  to HIM.

HE led me to specific free resources that strengthen and matured my Spirit being that you can begin doing right now.

Resources Like

1) Learn to Have Faith In GOD
2) How to follow The Witness of HIS SPIRIT
3) How to be Delivered from Spiritual Strongholds that were effecting my decisions.

These were fundamental and gave me the tools to help turn things around for my life, my marriage, and my business.

But more than that it helped me to recognize that the skills I had developed in the past were not sufficient to handle everything I went through, but there was one skill that helped me.

4th)The skill of Prayer. Being able to pray and get divine insight was my life-saving rope that was tossed to me and that is one skill you must have in the days ahead.

Don’t be blindsided about what the media or others are saying. There is a huge storm coming and while you have time get ready. Use your resources to grow and to prepare mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and most importantly Spiritually.

Please share what you have seen and what you are doing to thrive in the days ahead and if this post was helpful share it with others you care about.

Remember to Always “Fly Right”


Roger Gauthier
“In the right key you can say anything;
in the wrong key nothing. The only
delicate part of life is establishing the
key.”~ George Bernard Shaw
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