Episode-2271- The Most Valuable Skill Most People Are Never Taught — 7 Comments

  1. Hi Jack,

    I’m back from hiatus. There are new history segments on the wiki starting with 147 AD.

    • Awesome!  To make your life a bit easier we can do something like segments from you for M-W-F and I can do Day in History say T and TH if you want.  I can imagine doing this daily could be a chore.

    • Glad to have you back, David missed your segments. I like the idea of having both. How about on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jack picks something from that week in history? Gives you the option to pick something that means the most to you at the time.

  2. Thanks for this change of pace, Jack.  It was a great refresher and got me thinking.

  3. Five days a week is fine for me. It’s never been a chore; I enjoy it. I know I wasn’t that consistent before, but I’ll make sure five segments get written each week.

  4. I can attest to the power of a “I can take it or leave it” sales mindset when interviewing for a job. My last job was one that was practically thrown at me, and I honestly didn’t care much about it one way or another. At the time, the previous job had just ended when the gov’t contract ran its course, and our family was strongly considering a big move in a few months anyway. I was still putting out resumes for jobs that looked at least mildly interesting, but I wasn’t all that serious about it given our tentative plans to move. Long story short, this employer was extremely eager to get me to interview after 10 minutes talking on the phone, and seemed even more eager to get me to onboard after the in-person interview (I got the job offer the next morning). It was probably the most enthusiastic I’ve ever seen a potential employer about hiring me, and while I was professional and courteous, my mindset going in was “I have a bunch of other options, I’m just here to see what they offer”. While I was a decent match for the job skills-wise, the level of their eagerness to hire me was surprising.

    The job itself was only so-so (I took it for the money and savings-building opportunity) and I left a year later anyway to move here and work for myself, but that interview experience was an eye-opener. It’s one thing to understand the general concept but to see it work so well in action was educational to say the least. I try to adopt a similar mindset in my current endeavors… I can’t say I’m ever as solidly ‘in the zone’ as I was that one time, but I do think it has helped me some in my networking here.

  5. One of the best tsp shows ever when it comes to changing people’s lives! Put this one on your replay list. I started my magazine a year ago and have built up some confidence. I have listened to this episode twice already and now I’m ready to go back and expand on your show notes. That could be transcribed and sold as an e-book. I guarantee that I take some of that instruction and cover the cost of my MSB for life!