Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. Today we’re talking about five types of people you need in your life as an adult. These are actually a list of occupations that I compiled with the help of a really good friend. When he listed these, it had me thinking about how much it makes sense. The main reason, of course, is because I didn’t have these skills but saw the importance of them. The way my life is moving and the struggles I endured in my past made me realize how much I appreciate people in these professions. I found that these were crucial life skills we need in our adulthood, but since not all of us are fortunate to possess these skills, it doesn’t hurt to ask for help. You don’t necessarily need close friendships with people in these fields, but rather a person you can turn to when you need answers. Remember these professions are governed by their own laws so Google may not have all the answers to your questions.
How many of us have had a problem with our cars and thought it was minor, only to leave the mechanic shop feeling defeated and POOR? I have gone through some real crap with my cars and hated my life for it. After many years of these difficult lessons, I decided to not only learn more about the vehicles I purchase but to build a relationship with someone that knows my cars and my car choices.
This is so personal, I can honestly say that I never took money management seriously until I moved out on my own. The concept of it has always been something people avoid talking about until shit hits the fan. But as I got older I realized the only way I can get ahead of this is to tackle my own issues and build a relationship with the one place that I do keep my money in, and that is my bank.
Real Estate Agent
I am a renter but a few of my friends are in a phase in which they are either becoming homeowners or looking for specific locations for renting. What I learned from this is that building a concrete relationship with someone in the real estate field makes your search so much easier. Myself and like many of us in this generation are busy bodies. Having someone that knows your taste and can scout places for you when you are not able to can cut down time on unnecessary meet ups.
Let’s be honest, how many times have you looked up your symptoms on Google and thought you were gonna die if you took your next breath (ok maybe it’s just me)? Having a relationship with someone that understands your health and your future health can be so beneficial in many ways than you think. When I first moved away from home I had to go to walk-in clinics whenever I got sick and always met with different doctors even if it was a follow-up appointment. I became so frustrated with the process that it truly made me appreciate the security my parents gave me by appointing a family doctor.
Maaaaan, this is becoming so relevant to my life. Just last year I went through a situation in which it cost me $1500. It all could have been avoided if I had done the transaction legally and not just through word of mouth (aka trusting). I am not saying that you need a lawyer for everything but it is important to have a positive relationship with someone that understands the law. Having someone that knows the law can also be helpful when you are at a point in your life when you are getting married, buying a home or even starting a business.
I hope you enjoyed the list, if you have more to add to this topic I would love to hear from you guys in the comment section. This is just a list of relationships I have learned to appreciate since moving out on my own.
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