Keith Ferrazzi has posted a question on his site about basic things you wished you had done as a teenager to boost your career and life.
I know that I wish I had learned early to recognize the people who cared and learned trust them. I did embody a fierce dedication to trust myself as I got my hands dirty learning as many skill sets as possible so that I would always have the power to make money and never get bored.
Here are my tips to the young (I’ll probably add more later):
- Try absolutely everything (within legal reason)
- Embrace your invincibility.
- Decide your passions.
- Develop hobbies.
- Continue to build your skill sets that will support your future endeavors
- Learn to support your friends
- Learn how to say thank you
- Learn how to take a compliment
- Learn how to be a good winner (I’ve seen some pretty bad behavior after colleagues won a match)
- Become a musician (it’s a meditative & powerful brain stimulant)
- Become a painter (this balances the bias of the left brain)
- Read voraciously
- Read a variety
- Read philosophy
- Form your own opinion. (If you don’t know how, ask a trusted mentor/teacher how she feels about the article.)
- Be a perpetual student of life
- Help others
- Become a confidant
- Beome a mentor
- Embrace karma
- Embrace humor (life is too short for sour grapes)
- Embrace other lifestyles
- Embrace other cultures
- Above all: Trust yourself.
Obviously, this is a WIP (work-in-progress) list. What would you add?