We all have tools of the trade. Doctors have stethoscopes, mechanics have spanners and teachers have blackboards. They have, of course many more tools. Perhaps you’re already thinking of your own profession and the tools you use.
Are you a chef? Then some of your tools may be a set of good knives. If you’re a blogger you need a computer. If you’re a photographer you have a camera. Most people, irrespective of employment status have computers, books, phones, and much more.
As a trainer, facilitator and coach I have marker pens. Nice marker pens. Neuland ones to be exact. They have amazing colours, they don’t bleed through the paper and I can refill them. I also have wax crayons. Yes, you heard right. This profession is the only I know where I can take my wax crayons to work. And post it notes. And Lego. And dice. And board games.
It matters not what you do. We all use things to do what we do. We all have our own tools of the trade.