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Your Most Valuable and Portable Asset is Your Skill Set. Or, Have You Been Deskilled?
“Who has a trade may go anywhere” ~Spanish Proverb
Are you as skilled as your Grandparents?
How do you define skills? What skills are practical skills and thus important—wealth-creating skills? Is there a shortage of people with practical skills? Meaning, are most people just not that useful? Are you skilled and useful? If you had to pick up and move, would your skills create value and earn you a living anywhere?
Skill is defined as proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience. To me, this is painting all skills with the same brush and lumping the useful and the useless altogether. Pushing a button at McDonalds, to make the fries, isn’t a practical skill. It’s useless, worldwide, except at McDonalds.