DIY skills - particularialy the loss handyman skills among men in younger generations
When you do it yourself, the tools are free
innovation, social media marketing, branding,
how to videos, creative repairs, understanding how things work without directions
I have a MBA in Finance and Management. Thirty yrs ago the least likely place you would find me would be under a sink installing a disposer. But I failed at the white collar life, became an at-home dad by accident when I got fired (again) but stayed at it by choice. At age 41 I discovered I had more natural inclination and talent in the skilled trades (plumbing, electrical & other DIY skills) than I ever did for white collar professions. Those skills have been a tremendous benefit to our financial well being and eventually led me to be a self employed handyman for hire. Now at age 60+ I am enjoying a great late life reniassance as a handyman, inventor, web videographer and writer. Although my skills are low tech Im living a 21st century strategy for economic security: I have highly valued skills that I deliver on a customized basis to homeowners on site. I am imune from outsourcing.