He also figures out how those same microskills help him in other areas of his life. For example, the “crowd work” he learned for stand-up helps him perform better during TV interviews or when he’s dealing with customers or employees.
How to apply this to your life: Rather than say, “I’m a bad writer,” identify the microskills you need to improve, like storytelling or sentence structure. Then, sharpen those skills one small step at a time. Keep in mind that everything you do, from golfing to closing sales, requires a set of microskills that you can improve.