Financial Independence does not come just by having a job. Many jobs are low skilled or unskilled and thus millions of persons end up being “disposable” depending on the market or the “whims and fancies” of employers.
Copeland Johnson featured in the link below has shared that “it is important to have a trade, because anyone who does will never go hungry. There will always be a need for you and the service you offer”.
These are some of the secrets of financial independence through skills that we learn from him:
- Develop curiosity for new learning.
- If you are employed, learn a skill during your spare time.
- Try to pick up new skills quickly.
- Encourage all young persons to “learn a trade”.
- Ensure that you have the inner ability to perform your skill well.
- Don’t be afraid to try out a variety of skills and methods of productivity.
- Be creative.
- Ensure that you have the appropriate tools, whether physical or the related knowledge.
- Discover your best specialty.
- “The world beat a path to the person who builds the best mousetrap”. People always seek out products or services that add value to their lives. Be prepared for much time and effort in utilizing your skill for quality production.
- Use Google or YouTube and other internet resources to aide in your learning.
- Be ready to learn through apprenticeship, whether formal or informal.
- Let your concern for looking after your family and the needy be a strong motivating factor for earning through your own practical abilities.