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Skills to Pursue in The New Year and Set Yourself Up for the 2020s and Beyond

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Here’s a list of skills you need to inculcate to set yourself up for the new year, decade and beyond (and no, you can’t learn this in school):

1. Meditation

15 minutes everyday. For the rest of your life. Start today.

2. Turn your brain ON and OFF

3. How to spot fake news

4. How to spot a liar

5. Personal finance, investing, and basic taxes

6. Telling interesting stories and persuasion

7. The art of self-learning

8. Learning to fight

Pick a martial art that’s used in competition.

Boxing / BJJ / MMA.

Everything else is full of bullshit “techniques” that don’t really work outside of the dojo.

9. Learning to dress up and dress down

10. Learning to get quality sleep

11. Fitness, Health, and Nutrition

Hire a personal trainer.

If you can’t afford one, here’s a good book with exercise programs and lots of pictures.

If you want some free programs, check out scooby’s workshop.

12. Learning to sell online / Copywriting

Ca$hvertising (India, UK, USA)

13. Learning to control your emotional state

14. Short term discipline and sticking to your decisions

15. Public speaking

Look for a toastmasters club near your residence.

16. Running a social media account

17. The art of writing

Provocative and persuasive.
Legal and formal.
Friendly and warm.

18. Coding and Computer Programming

An open source degree in computer science.

I’m going to be devoting a large part of 2019 to this.

19. Becoming anti-fragile

20. Overcoming anxiety

21. Learning to read body language and non-verbal communication

22. Learning to say NO

23. Brainwashing yourself and self-delusion

24. Touch Typing (especially if you’re in creative endeavors)

I used Key-br to teach myself. It’s free.

25. Learning to maintain your privacy online

26. Learning game theory and effective decision making

27. Learning how to cook basic dishes

28. Learning to motivate yourself (and other people)

29. Developing a reading habit

30. Choosing the right friends and influences

Pick any two to three from the above and attack them in each quarter of the year.

You’ll see how different you become in a year or two (people won’t recognize you anymore).

Feel free to comment below if you think you can add to this list!

Hope this helps,

Your Man,

Harsh Strongman

References: This article is based upon a similar article written by Mike Cernovich, who authored a now defunct blog called “Danger and Play”.

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