- Give yourself a pep talk in the morning. Every morning. In the mirror.
- Optimize your best hours. Often, this is in the morning. (See above tip for motivation).
- Take care of yourself! Eat your veggies :)
- Work smart, not hard.
- Friends are either lifting you up or bringing you down. Nurture the former and stop worrying about the latter.
- You do not have to do everything. Identify your strengths and find other people to do the rest.
- Stick to a routine. Eliminate decisions. I hear this is what Obama does, too :)
- Track your time.
- Invest in learning. Invest in anything that will help you to develop your skills or teach you how to turn them into a business.
- The world is not your competition. We’re all in this life thing together.
- People are busy. Respect their time. Don’t expect them to remember anything if you don’t take time to remind them.
- NEVER use marriage or children as an excuse for not going after your dreams.
- Look outside of your industry for inspiration.
- Start before you’re ready.
- Don’t wait until your parents die to start living your truth. (May sound shocking, but an alarming number of people do this).
- People will judge, critique, and advise you. You don’t have to listen.
- On that note – only take advice from people whom you admire. Don’t take nutrition advice from your obese uncle or happiness advice from your drama-ridden best friend.
- Be. Confident.
- People only really care about what’s in it for them. Make someone else feel like gold and you can’t go wrong.
- Jump! The parachute might not appear, but you aren’t going to die. In fact, you’re going to learn more than you ever could have by reading about it.
- Don’t forget why you’re doing what you’re doing. Always start with why.
In the comments: What lessons would you add to the list?
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