Modern day life has stripped man of many innate skills. We’re living a life of leisure compared to our forefathers. Now this isn’t exactly a bad thing, but it’s not a good thing either. There are just some essential skills we should have. There is no need to go full primal and live back in the jungles. But if you want to, give it a shot.
Instead, we should be looking at some activities and skills we may have lost due to convenience or letting them slip through our grasp. Not everything you need is taught to you in school or even by your parents. Let’s fill the gap in some major skills all our bearded brothers need to have.
Man of the House
There is a whole lot that can go wrong with your house or car. You don’t want to be that guy calling the handyman all the time. This is your castle, your humble abode and if something goes wrong with it you should have an idea of how to fix it. The world’s knowledge is at our fingertips. You can easily learn how to fix anything online.
You’re going to need a few tools of the trade for everyday man’s work. A toolbox in the garage should do the trick. Hammers, screwdrivers, drills, saws, the usual round of a man’s tools that will keep him in comfortable in the domain. The ability to know the difference between a flat head and phillips screwdriver is one determining factor of your manliness. Knowing how to use them correctly is a whole other matter.
Honey! The cabinet is falling off and oh my god there are weeds pushing up the patio. These are simple things the man should be able to take care. The amount of small instances and fixes that can arise around the house are infinite. This essential skill boils down to taking handyman skills into your own hands and becoming a jack of all trades.
Aspects of Health
The Guru Effect has covered the many ways we can become more fit, active and healthier. There are multiple areas of health. There is your mental, physical and often overlooked, financial health.
There are a few things you can do to keep your financials in check. For example, think about things like how you manage your credit cards and keep checks on your bank accounts. Just putting finances into your thoughts is better than not thinking about them at all.
Physical health bleeds into your mental health as well. It is a type of a balancing act between everything. Developing a workout routine and checking your financial standing, brings about a peace of mind.
Activities & Social Skills
Every man needs a good hobby. For a lot of guys it is working on cars. There are a few select things that men need to know about their cars. They should be able to change a tire, know how to operate the engine to some degree and change the oil. Bonus points for knowing how to drive a manual transmission.
After you’ve got the barebones skills down, there is always more to learn. Having great skills out in the arena of the nightlife and daily life is essential. Always know how to keep up a good conversation. This comes from being well-read, social out in the world and ready to learn. This may sound vague, but at the same time it’s a skill that can’t be taught, only picked up on.
Continue on the path of the Guru Effect and these skills will assist you in your everyday life.