What skill changed your life?

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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I can ride a 20 foot unicycle, but it didn't enhance my life in any way whatsoever. I quit riding unicycles many many years ago. I believe that females are more anatomically suited for riding unicycles.
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  • LOL! A 20ft unicycle? WoW -

    I'm guessing one of the skills you acquired was ducking! Bridges are 16ft!

    And all those friendly power lines!

    They may be more anatomically suited...but that still requires cojones :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    The ability not to say what I was thinking has been very beneficial over the years.
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    • Profile picture of the author pooshda
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The ability not to say what I was thinking has been very beneficial over the years.
      haha, I got that skill too!
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    • Profile picture of the author dgridley
      Too often I DO say what I think People call me passive-aggressive.. I call it honesty, but it has cost a few "friends".

      My skill, however, is I have the ability to create fire and read without moving my lips.



      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The ability not to say what I was thinking has been very beneficial over the years.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    What skill? Writing

    How did I acquire it? Practice!

    And also by writing a weekly column in a newspaper for FREE for about three years ... until they gave me a job ... and then I was paid for writing and worked 10 or more hours a day, seven days a week for two years.

    Very intense! But it was awesome conditioning and the best part of it was THEY paid ME to get educated and experienced as a writer!

    GT
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    • Originally Posted by GT View Post

      What skill? Writing

      How did I acquire it? Practice!

      And also by writing a weekly column in a newspaper for FREE for about three years ... until they gave me a job ... and then I was paid for writing and worked 10 or more hours a day, seven days a week for two years.

      Very intense! But it was awesome conditioning and the best part of it was THEY paid ME to get educated and experienced as a writer!

      GT
      I think you reminded me of a skill we may have overlooked - Reading

      Reading begets writing, and nearly all of the other skills we all may have acquired.
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      • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        I think you reminded me of a skill we may have overlooked - Reading

        Reading begets writing, and nearly all of the other skills we all may have acquired.
        the biggest issue with people these days is that they don't want to read. Infographics is an attempt to save the new generation the trouble of reading text. I wonder was that the reason why Egyptians started drawing stories on their walls even when they had alphabets to put things in written. Probably the pyramids were their Youtube portal.
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        • Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

          the biggest issue with people these days is that they don't want to read. Infographics is an attempt to save the new generation the trouble of reading text. I wonder was that the reason why Egyptians started drawing stories on their walls even when they had alphabets to put things in written. Probably the pyramids were their Youtube portal.
          LOL! You have a point - in a few generations it may revert to oral history and acting out on YouTube events...though I don't know how that will play out - given their short attention spans!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Aikido is this skill. It has change my life by giving me a different outlook and helping to keep me active.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will78
    Being good at remembering stuff, numbers, people, or information in general.
    This definitely opened lots of doors.
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    • Originally Posted by Will78 View Post

      Being good at remembering stuff, numbers, people, or information in general.
      This definitely opened lots of doors.
      Especially when you're coming home from the Pub, and can't remember where you live...:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    The one skill that I learned is that when ever I have a negative thought come into my mind or even a negative situation, I now think positive and think how can I make things better.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Pulling my pants on one leg at a time. Took lots of practice but I eventually got there - last week.
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    • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Pulling my pants on one leg at a time. Took lots of practice but I eventually got there - last week.
      Another quick little tip I picked up...pants first, shoes second - try it! It works wonders!
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        Another quick little tip I picked up...pants first, shoes second - try it! It works wonders!
        Hmmm. Maybe if I tried it that way, I wouldn't break my nose on the floor so often?
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        Another quick little tip I picked up...pants first, shoes second - try it! It works wonders!
        Now you tell me.
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        Why do garden gnomes smell so bad?
        So that blind people can hate them as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author dallas playboy
    Public Speaking; Talking to 500 strangers can be a frightening experience. Overcoming
    that fear has made me wealthy.
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    • Originally Posted by dallas playboy View Post

      Public Speaking; Talking to 500 strangers can be a frightening experience. Overcoming
      that fear has made me wealthy.
      Speaking as a 'Playboy', imagining them naked can make you wealthy too!
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  • Profile picture of the author inf
    not a particular skill but the realisation that we can't take everything we accumulate in this life with us when we die.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jeffries
    Basically the skill of creating profit funnels online. It's kinda hard to describe so let me give an example.

    Sell a gig on Fiverr ($5). The gig can be an ebook you wrote outlining a few specific steps to take in order to achieve financial freedom or something online. In order to do that perhaps you suggest getting a loan from Prosper.com, which they get using your affiliate link ($150 for you) and you suggest signing up for your free mailing list in order to get a free valuable report (1 new subscriber). Basically, the ability to get multiple profits from the same order - it's like a funnel. If someone does everything you say, you get a lot. If they do have, you still get some.

    I learned this from being observant of other marketers, getting screwed into buying products and signing up for lists with never-ending upsells, yeah - school of hardknocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    sherbert sang a song about it so it must be true

    but skyhooks were better
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    No fair,all the good ones have already been taken!
    T-Bird,can you really ride a unicycle? I tried for ages but could never pick it up.
    I can,or at least I used to,eat fire.I haven't done it in years.
    But the real skill that I would name is reading.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      My life changed when I learned how to talk.

      I took that skill and ran with it and come to think of it, that skill is still continually changing my life.

      Terra
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      No fair,all the good ones have already been taken!
      T-Bird,can you really ride a unicycle? I tried for ages but could never pick it up.<snip>
      I used to, years ago. When I was a child, a circus performer who lived in my neighborhood taught me how to do it. I never seriously considered performing on unicycles, not having the right kind of focus for that, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    Curiosity and obstinance.
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  • Profile picture of the author rangga_ryuuzaki
    speaks in many languages are also good skill to be done.
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  • Profile picture of the author noranorma101
    Hi! I have recently start my job but the Skill that can change my life i think is Hard working and Punctuality that can change any body's life If he or She have some other
    required Skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author noranorma101
    Hard working and Honesty are the skill which change my life.
    I think when you become honest and sincere with your self then no thing
    in the world can stop you from raising.and you can become a successful person
    in your life if you got sincerity and honesty.and do your work with honesty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I can also inflagurate words that sound like columdictrill words. It makes people think you are isoterostated.



    Translation: I can also invent words that sound like real words. It makes people think you are smart.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaina
    I acquire skill with experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roger08
    I have a good skill in designing..i acquire it through training! and constant practice!
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    every moment of my life is changed my life every time
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    Web design was a big one for me. Now I can't stop making sites!!
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  • Profile picture of the author misstan
    i dont have any skills even though i go to college. now i try to brush up my internet marketing skills.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I learned this skill from my good friend and mentor 'Spacer' (R.I.P. Jim).
      Though I will admit it's not something I practice or do.
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      I'd say the one skill that changed my life was learning percussion.
      It gave me an understanding of the benefits and power of music.
      Also it taught me to listen for the rhythm in life and nature.
      Most importantly it gives me something to hit and attack on those days (everyday) when the stupidity of people makes me want to beat them senseless.
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  • Profile picture of the author TG12
    Game...By Reading The Game by Neil Strauss
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  • By dreaming about the success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crizby
    Being able to work on any kind of pressure. I played the starting Point Guard of my basketball team for 4 years, ha ha.
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