I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
It is never too late to learn a new skill, you may say that you’re too old to improve yourself – you are wrong. There are lots of people out there that are learning new things every day; it’s just in your mind-set. Here are some good suggestions on what skills you can learn or improve that will have practical implementation in your life:
1. Learn to repair things on your own
Sure, you don’t need to repair anything anymore. You can just pay someone else to do it. But where’s the ingenuity in that? Plus, who wants to waste a bunch of money on simple tasks you can handle on your own? If you’ve adopted the DIY spirit, learning to repair your own stuff is one of the easiest and rewarding skills you can acquire. It’s especially fruitful because as you learn new things, you can put them to use right away. So how do you teach yourself? There is no shortage of how-to videos available on YouTube. How to hacks and DIY videos are extremely popular on YouTube and if you decide to make money with DIY hobby you can certainly do that just take a look at http://www.youtube.com/user/kipkay/
2. Learn how to Paint or improve your Photography skills
Although it often won’t earn you the big bucks, artistic skills are highly desired because they provide you with the technical abilities required to create something beautiful. You’re going to have to find your own inspiration and subject matter, but the skill you’ll need is really just a matter of technical aptitude and practice. Picking up a book of anatomy and drawing different bones and muscles will teach you how to draw people. Drawing grids over photographs can show you basic perspective. Obviously it isn’t as simple as that, but focusing on learning to draw one simple thing, like the petals of a flower or the human hand, will help you learn how it works and get in a reasonable amount of practice.
3. Learn to Defend Yourself
Who likes getting their ass kicked? If that’s what you’re into, it doesn’t require much skill—just endurance. If you’d prefer to not end up hurt or injured as the result of an unexpected attack, perhaps it’s time to pick up some self-defense skills.
4. Play an Instrument
Whether you already know how to play an instrument and want to learn something new or are musically inept, you’ll find plenty of resources online to help you teach yourself to play just about anything.
5. Cook like a Pro
With so many recipe sites and cooking skill how-to videos online, it’s a surprise that everyone isn’t a master chef at this point. There are so many simple things you can learn that can vastly improve your culinary skill.
6. Become Fluent in a New Language
Learn a new language or become fluent to a language that you were learning before. This can help you achieve better rapport when speaking to people outside of your country.