Skills to Pay The Bills
This idea got me thinking of a time I truly missed out on appreciation of a skill. And its unfortunately that it takes missing out on something to realize that. It has been about 5 years now since my grandfather past away. Though long before that, I spent time here and there in his workshop. And as I got older, I still only spent time here and there, possibly with the thought that building things out of wood was just a hobby of his. He was retired after all and I could of thought at the time that maybe his days just consisted of Gunsmoke and sawdust…
But, no…. My grandfather had a SKILL. He could build anything from the perfectly symmetrical bird house to an actual house. Everything was precise, down to the smallest detail. Carpentry was his skilled, and ironically a skill, maybe just a hobby, that I’m trying to develop now myself. But my point is, I didn’t appreciate his skill when I should have. Appreciate the skills and talents of those in your life and of those you look up to. Learn everything you can no mater what, because there is a chance that it may one day be your own skill to share.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
I have several skills. My experiences and my education over the last 20 years has lead me to a skill set that very few possess. From my Bachelors in English, to my Doctorate in Physical therapy, to my Doctorate in Education, I have certainly learned a great deal. Now with my ventures into business, it makes me want to share my knowledge and help others. But I have also learned to realize the skills I do not have. It makes me appreciate others who have these skills, and to know when to reach out to them to ask for help.