Introduction

I have written The Advantage because I know that each of the seven skills I describe have contributed to the success of my own life, but I only really became aware of this through writing the text. Being adaptable will make the difference between being ordinary and extraordinary. The right critical thinking skills enable you to be creative, resourceful and smart. Without empathy, how can you have a healthy, clear and meaningful relationship, not only with yourself but with others too? You need integrity to live a life aligned to values and accountability. Without healthy optimism, it’s difficult to create the life you want to lead. If you’re proactive, grab opportunities and understand how to respond to what’s around you, rather ...

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