I have always romanticized mastery of one skill - craftsmanship, sports, etc. But, a balanced life can be more enjoyable and of service to others than a gold medal. So, I am happy you brought this up.
Communication has been most valuable in my life. I was a mute as a kid. Words don't come naturally. I went to college for writing. Didn't end up being a writer of any kind for work. Don't even really write for fun tbh. But, learning how to effectively communicate has helped me get jobs & assert my value at jobs, whether teamwork was involved in the everyday or not. It's helped me in my romantic, friend, and family relationships - learning how to be a good writer/communicator helps to translate your feelings and even decipher what people mean when they don't know how to communicate well.
Also - word, Cooking is empowering in so many ways. Packaged food bad.
Also, the road to meditation is a noble one. I've tried all kinds of stuff. Never really 'got it' til I just started practicing. Some stuff other people did helped. But, finding my own little ways was helpful because I found myself thinking too much about the teacher, who they are, how they experience it lol... and, the point is to not think.