Can I Talk To You?

An open letter to Young People.

Uchechukwu Ajuzieogu
4 min readOct 2, 2020


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Dear Youngsters,

Look at all the successful millionaires and billionaires today… What do they all have in common?

Society champions the importance of things like grit, tenacity, and bravery in achieving professional success.

But in reality, the skill and characteristic that contributes the most to success in all aspects of life is communication. The ability to articulate clear expectations and truly understand what motivates your customers and colleagues — that’s what will set you apart from the rest.

It’s the skill that will most directly translate to more referrals, more sales, more cohesion, and more focus among your teams. It’s the skill that will take you to that next level.

Why, exactly? Well, for one thing, like oxygen, every business relies on selling and marketing to survive. Without it, your company will die on the vine.

But, maybe even more importantly, sound communication habits improve and enhance your personal relationships.

Chinonso Anyaehie


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have all from one time and another written extensively about this with respect to entrepreneurship.

Building relationships, along with trust, is key to professional success. And, of course, professional success means nothing if you don’t have the people you love to enjoy it with. All the money in the world wouldn’t mean a thing if you’re alone and destitute on a personal island, right? You may have money — but you’ll be broke spiritually.

That’s why investing in your communicative ability is making an investment in the more holistic sort of wealth all truly successful people possess.

But how can you go about doing that? Here are two concrete ways you can try right away.

1: Make people feel understood.

Here’s an exercise: think of someone in your life that you don’t communicate well with. It might be a client, a partner, a coworker, a sibling. Now ask yourself: why is it so hard for you to connect? In all my years of hustling, more than likely it’s because neither of you are working hard…



Uchechukwu Ajuzieogu

Uchechukwu Ajuzieogu is an Author, Blogger, Researcher, Content Curator, Tech Entrepreneur, and Educationist with vast experience in Technology Applications.