3. Most things that pass for news, news publications and journalism now are mostly useless. Unless the news is local or affects a large part of humanity, it’s better to ignore it.
4. Speaking of which, avoid people that know and talk more about other people’s lives (celebrities or otherwise) than their own.
5. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. Exceptions to the rule means there are no rules.
7. Omission is not lying. And can be just as strong of a statement. This is how your one month stint as a professional coffee-getter turns into an “internship” on your resume. And how “no comment” is one of the worst (or best) things you can respond with.
8. Take a break. If you’re working 15 hours a day, you’re doing something wrong. Learn some shortcuts. Communicate better. Delegate. It’s easier to do so if you hire and work with people that are smarter than you.
9. You are not a hustler.
10. Frugality can only work so much. Create financial leaps. Freelance work. Negotiate a raise. Seek a higher paying job. Create a side business. It’s like a hot summer day. You can only take so much clothes off before there’s nothing left to work with. An air conditioner changes the game.
11. Don’t be fooled by the products of money.The Instagram photos you’re envious of don’t tell us anything other than “money was exchanged for something.” You don’t see 4 generations of family money in a photo. You don’t see personal debt. Cash is king. It’s not wealth once it’s spent.
12. Nobody wakes up and thinks “I can’t wait to give my hard earned money to an asshole.”