A Few Things We Should All Know How To Do:

Here are a few things that we should all know how to do – I still have lots to work on.Thanks http://www.marcandangel.com for the following.  I have tweaked a few…

*  Use Google Effectively – Google knows everything.  If you’re having trouble finding something with Google, it’s you that needs help.

*  Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver – Someday it may be your wife, husband, son or daughter that needs help.

*  Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle – There will come a time when you’ll be stuck without this knowledge.

*  Tell a Story that Captivates People’s Attention – If you can’t captivate their attention, you should probably just save your breath.

*  Deliver Bad News – Somebody has got to do it.  Unfortunately, someday that person will be you.

*  Change a Tire – Because tires have air in them, and things with air in them eventually pop.

*  Handle a Job Interview – I promise, sweating yourself into a nervous panic won’t land you the job.

*  Manage Time – Not doing so is called wasting time, which is okay sometimes, but not all the time.

*  Speed Read – Sometimes you just need the basic gist, and you needed it 5 minutes ago.

*  Remember Names – Do you like when someone tries to get your attention by screaming “hey you”?

*  Travel Light – Bring only the necessities.  It’s the cheaper, easier, smarter thing to do.

*  Give Driving Directions – Nobody likes driving around in circles.  Get this one right the first time.

*  Parallel Park – Parallel parking is a requirement on most standard driver’s license driving tests, yet so many people have no clue how to do it.  How could this be?

*  Make a Simple Budget – Being in debt is not fun.  A simple budget is the key.

*  Negotiate – The better deal is only a question or two away.

*  Listen Carefully to Others – The more you listen and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.

*  Recite Basic Geography – If you don’t know where anything is outside of your own little bubble, most people will assume (and they are probably correct) that you don’t know too much at all.

*  Make a Short, Informative Public Speech – At the next company meeting if your boss asks you to explain what you’ve been working on over the last month, a short, clear, informative response is surely your best bet.  “Duhhh…” will not cut it.

* Take Useful Notes – Because useless notes are useless, and not taking notes is a recipe for failure.

*  Be a Respectful House Guest – Otherwise you will be staying in a lot of hotels over the years.

*  Make a Good First Impression – Aristotle once said, “well begun is half done.”

*  Navigate with a Map and Compass – What happens when the GPS craps out and you’re in the middle of nowhere?

*  Type – Learning to type could save you days worth of time over the course of your lifetime.

*  Protect Personal Identity Information – Personal identity theft is not fun unless you are the thief.  Don’t be careless.

*  Implement Basic Computer Security Best Practices – You don’t have to be a computer science major to understand the fundamentals of creating complex passwords and using firewalls.  Doing so will surely save you a lot of grief someday.

*  Remove a Stain – Once again, it’s far cheaper than buying a new one.

*  Keep a Clean House – A clean house is the foundation for a clean, organized lifestyle.

*  Hold a Baby – Trust me, injuring a baby is not what you want to do.


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