He attended a University so did not leave education and from there forged his own path, with his own skill set. Well worth the read on seeing how a path can unfold and why everyone need not possess the exact same skill set.
From BlessingManifesting.com comes this visual representation of types of Self-Care. I found it useful to not lump all self care into a single category as it restricted the total number of items I could ponder to consider what area I might be struggling with. Solid resource.