The skills we accrue throughout our lives are crucial to our professional and personal lives.

Whether we realize it or not, amassing a valuable set of skills is what separates successful people from the rest.

While experts are constantly experimenting and pushing themselves to try new things, others who don’t push themselves or expand their skills stay stuck in a rut.

And while this may be comfortable at the time, neglecting our growth and skill development can be deadly for your professional life — and this can have a domino effect on your personal life, too.

Instead, Mindvalley’s founder Vishen Lakhiani argues that our skill sets can be adapted at any time, and it doesn’t have to take the world. Vishen has devised a number of hacks to improve his own skills — and you can use them to upgrade your life, too.

In this video, you’ll learn:

1:26 — Why the systems we adopt control our lives — and how to improve them

1:57 — How your “refresh rate” invariably speeds up your skill development

2:07 — Vishen’s “10% Rule” that changed his life

4:29 — The biggest brules around skills — and what may be holding you back

6:35 — A simple exercise to identify any weaknesses in, and desires for, your skill growth

Check out the video above to learn simple hacks to upgrade your skills, add to your skill set, and improve your professional and personal life.


Traditional goal-setting is dangerous. Extraordinary By Design unveils a fundamentally new way to think about your life and your goals.

When you look at your goals as tools to get the experiences that make you happy, grow rapidly, and contribute to the world — you can then break your life down into 12 distinct areas.

These 12 areas are so interconnected that when one is lacking, it will pull down the others. But when you elevate one, it with elevate your entire life.

This is how you become Extraordinary By Design.

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What skills would you like to master? How has your skill growth progressed — or not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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