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I’m a 19 year old working on a Bachelor’s in Economics. I don’t know what I want to pursue, and I don’t really care. All I know is that I want to get rich. What will give me the best shot? Finance? Sales? Real estate?

If you have to invest yourself in just one area, then I would say invest in “Sales”.

Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Retail or any other industry is just the tool for you to become rich. The real means to get rich is “Sales”.

All industries and its prosperity can be dictated by market conditions which you will have no control over and is hard to predict. However, if you are good in Sales, it doesn’t matter what area/field you choose, you can excel. If one industry is not doing very well, you can immediately switch to another industry without breaking any sweat.

Let us take some famous examples.

1: Steve Jobs. Of course, Steve Jobs was very good in technology, design, predicting the future and so many other things. But there were even better designers and engineers at Apple than Steve. One thing he excelled above everyone else, it was in “Sales”. He was such a brilliant salesman, people queued up for days just to listen to his sales pitch on stage.

2. Eric Schmidt. Even though the technology powerhouse “Google” was built by brilliant minds Sergey Brin and Larry Page, it wasn’t bringing in the money until the super salesman Eric Schmidt joined Google to propel it to the giant corporation that it is now.

If you work for any company, if you are good at sales, your boss would love you. You can demand the pay rise that you deserve and you will have complete control over how much you can earn through sales incentives.

If you choose to become an entrepreneur/business owner, one area you must be good at is Sales. I would say everything else can be outsourced in your business, except for your Sales.

Invest in Sales. Get rich quick.