Time is Not a Limitless Commodity – I so rarely find young
professionals that have a heightened sense of
urgency to get to the next level. In our 20s we think we
have all the time in the world to A) figure it out and B) get what we
want. Time is the only treasure we start off with in abundance, and can
never get back. Make the most of the opportunities you have today,
because there will be a time when you have no more of it.
You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated - Congratulations, you
may be the most capable, creative, knowledgeable & multi-tasking generation
yet. As my father says, “I’ll Give You a Sh-t Medal.” Unrefined raw
materials (no matter how valuable) are simply wasted potential. There’s
no prize for talent, just results. Even the most seemingly gifted folks
methodically and painfully worked their way to success. (Tip: read “Talent is
Pick Up the Phone – Stop hiding behind your computer.
Business gets done on the phone and in person. It should be your first
instinct, not last, to talk to a real person and source business opportunities.
And when the Internet goes down… stop looking so befuddled and don’t ask
to go home. Don’t be a pansy, pick up the phone.
Read More Books, Fewer Tweets/Texts – Your generation consumes
information in headlines and 140 characters: all breadth and no
depth. Creativity, thoughtfulness and thinking skills are freed when
you’re forced to read a full book cover to cover. All the keys to your
future success, lay in the past experience of others. Make sure to read a
book a month (fiction or non-fiction) and your career will
This article on Forbes.com has been making the rounds lately. Some of my favourite: