The Most Important Career Advice I Ever Got

Originally I was going to make this a post about habits Ive developed.

You know, habits to be the amazing, successful person that I am.

But I realized I dont really have that many good habits. And Im not sure Im worth emulating.

There is only one super important habit that stands above all the rest:

But first Im going to leave you with this cliffhanger..


The most important thing you can do is find someone good to spend your life with.

This is the only career advice.

And if you cant find one person, then only spend time with people you can learn from. A person who inspires you to be a better person.

I ask myself when I am with someone, Does this person inspire me to be a better person.

Some people might be good, but just not good for you. So its a relative thing.

Whenever I follow this rule, my life gets exponentially better very quickly.

Whenever I dont follow it, I know one of two things will happen:

I will end up dead or I will end up in jail.

I have ended up trying to kill myself. And I have ended up being picked up by police. So I know this much to be true.

If I am not with one person but looking then I try to learn at least one thing from each person I am around. The one takeaway.

If you cant get one takeaway then you wasted one night of your life.

Which is not really so horrible either. I dont want to judge.


Forget business jargon. Forget habits. Forget 10x thinking. Forget goals and minimum viable businesses. Forget goal-stacking.

Forget: jump starting and e-myths and learn this.

Dream of the right person to be with. Be with that person. Be good to them. Stay as long as its worth it.

Much later: die happy.

Martin Luther King did not say, I have a mission statement.

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