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Old 02-17-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Top 10 skills

We all have lots of skills, for instance I know how to juggle 4balls at once and unicycle without falling.

I also have some quite valuable skills I've learned. Value is in the eye of the beholder of course. Skills could be seen with a broad brush, for instance faith might not be a perceived skill, but if mastered, practiced and preached I would say it is.

my top 10 might be, listed in order of importance:

1. Computer Coding - *gave me a career
2. Charisma - allowed me longevity in said career
3. Finance *taught me to save
4. Investing *taught me to grow
5. Taxes - taught me how to get along with my favorite uncle
6. Real estate investing - flipped and rentals taught me about humanity
7. Saxophone - challenged my right brain
8. Auto repair - taught me patience and saved me $$
9. Alpine skiing - taught me how to enjoy life, stay healthy and personally challenge myself mentally and physically
10... Love - taught me more than I knew possible...good and bad

Okay, who am I kidding, love is #1! Love yourself first and life will be good #lg

BTW just noticed this is my 500th post. Neat. Have fun! ER has taught me so much, forever grateful

ps. I would list failure as one of these top 10 skills, but that's to be assumed... I always seem to break the computer, drop the wrong nut at the worst time in the worst position and don't even mention screwing up in the love department. Knowing I learn lessons the hard way has kept me from trying to peer into my crystal ball and do something hasty like sell low and buy high.

Just saw this is my 500th post. Neat.
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There's a thread like this some years ago. It was fun.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:42 AM   #3
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I'll throw out:

Discipline
Economy
Delaying Gratification
and Photoshop
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Being still - not reacting to the squeak squeak squeak in the back of the car but knowing that the car is meant to get you from here to there - all else is of little import.

Being like water in a river. When presented with a boulder just flow around it - no need to smash yourself against it.

Luckily I'm with a woman who is my direct opposite in those approaches. Together we lead a comfortable life and obstacles don't stand a chance - they just are not. or naught.
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Not sure I have 10 skills that are worthy of listing. Unless "10" is really just a test to see if we understand binary e.g. 1's and 0's. If so, I can count in binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal. Is that a skill? It certainly helped me with computers and related fields in the early days.

Okay, the things that I always seem to do well, are pretty much anything to do with electrical or mechanical "things". Those skills helped me "immensely" in my career (IT) and my main hobby (cars) and allowed me to retire early in pretty good financial shape.
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I like the 'water flowing around the boulder' analogy.
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I have no skills in the tax department. I throw myself on the mercy of Turbotax each year and do as I'm told.

So I'll substitute public speaking.

Also, I don't ski often enough to become skilled at it. So I will suggest Goal Setting, which my Tae Kwon Do instructor calls "The master skill of life".
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I thought about it and realize that I have no skills. Maybe math.
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When I was in Germany, I was base champion in Foosball. But that was years ago.

Now, no skills that I could take to the bank, so to say.
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I only have a couple:

1. I can probably build an entire house from scratch except for the foundation, needing help only to lift the heavy things.
2. I'm a decent amateur musician...I once learned 20 songs (classic rock) in one day to sub for a friend's band.
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"I can eat 50 eggs."
In 60 minutes? Paul Newman did it!
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In 60 minutes? Paul Newman did it!
Naah, it was Luke Jackson who ate them.
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Speaking and writing.
Patience.
Loyalty.
Integrity.
Sense of humor - more of a sense of the absurd, really.
Perfectionism. A double-edged sword, that one.
Creativity.
Ability to delay gratification. Although with age, this grows less practical.
Intuitiveness.
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"I can eat 50 eggs."
I doubt it.

And even if you did, that's nothing compared to Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. In 2003, she ate 65 hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

She's a Korean-American who stands 5'-5" high and weighs 105#. She routinely beats guys twice as big in eating contests.

Among her achievements was 183 Buffalo chicken wings in 12 minutes (2011). Also in 2011, Thomas became the first champion of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for Women. Eating 40 hot dogs (with buns) in 10 minutes, Thomas earned the inaugural pink Pepto Bismol Belt and won $10,000.

Yeah, eat your heart out!

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I doubt it.

And even if you did, that's nothing compared to Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. In 2003, she ate 65 hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

She's a Korean-American who stands 5'-5" high and weighs 105#. She routinely beats guys twice as big in eating contests.

Among her achievements was 183 Buffalo chicken wings in 12 minutes (2011). Also in 2011, Thomas became the first champion of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for Women. Eating 40 hot dogs (with buns) in 10 minutes, Thomas earned the inaugural pink Pepto Bismol Belt and won $10,000.

Yeah, eat your heart out!

I guess you didn't see the movie?
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