Rural Lifestyle

Life in Rural America

Marketable life skills

Marketable life skills
Please Rate This Article

How do you develop life skills that are marketable?  Either through an education, training or experience.  But, how do you know if your skills will be in demand?

Over the past few years I have seen people over spending on their education.  People will go into $100k of debt, for a degree that pays $30k a year.  Its going to be years, maybe even decades before the student loans are paid off.  After college, “who” is going to hire you?

I look at jobs like fishing.  If you want to catch a fish, you need to go to water.  If you want a job, you need to be where the jobs are.  Do not walk into the desert and expect someone to hire you.

The more you learn,
The more you know,
The more education you have,
The more skills you have,
The more training you have,

The more you have to offer an employer, the better.

I am 43 years old, since I finished high school in 1986 I have learned,

How to change the oil in a truck or car
How to repack wheel bearings
How to reload my ammunition
How to weld – 15 years experience with ASME certified heat exchangers and pressure vessels.
How to build pressure vessels and heat exchangers
How to work on computers
How to setup a network for a small business
How to build a barbq pit
And various other things
How to setup a forum
How to setup a blog

My life skills may not be perfect, but they are skills that I can market just about anywhere in the world.

Not everyone is cut out for college. People learn 2 different ways – reading, and doing. The people who learn by reading usually do fine in school. The people that learn by doing usually do poorly in school. Just because you have issues with going to school, that does not mean you can not learn some life skills.

Go to college, or go to a trade school. But either way, apply yourself,

Related Post

Locking the doors Over the past few months I have gotten in the habit of locking the doors during the day.  The doors have always been locked at night.  But here lately...
Judge Lisa Millard should be removed from office Judge Lisa Millard sentenced Clifford Hall 6 months in in jail for a crime he did not commit. It seems that his child support payments were modifie...
Weird zombie dream last night I dont know if its from playing too much Left 4 Dead 2 before I went to sleep, but I had one of my usual "weird" zombie dreams last night. There wa...
Plague of the early 21st century I think I finally figured out what the plague of the early 21st century is.  Its not swine flu, bird flu, or even Yersinia pestis (the Black Death/Bub...
Stop and give thanks Next week is Thanksgiving. But like a lot of people, my family and I are having a get together this weekend and next week. This week we are having m...
The following two tabs change content below.
Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
Kevin Felts © 2008 - 2018