One of the most popular questions I get asked by youngsters is “What one important advice would you give me so that I can achieve success faster/better/easier?”
Now even though there is no such ‘fool-proof’ advice or strategy, I do know a few which I would have personally wished someone would have told me when I was young.
So here are 20 pieces of advice I would wish someone had told me when I was in my 20’s.
- Get yourself a World Class Mentor
- Develop a habit of reading. Read 100 pages of a International Best Seller every single day
- When driving, waiting before a meeting, cleaning the house or walking — always listen to a educational audio. It will make your time productive.
- Have a Morning Routine that you stick to no matter what.
- Master the art of yoga & meditation
- Practice & Master the art of Public Speaking, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Sales & Negotiations
- Work for someone amazing & incredible — even if it is for free. And when working, work more than 12 hours a day in your chosen career.
- There should be no holidays or off days until you are in your 30’s.
- Question everything that is communicated to you as the ultimate truth — from Religion, to God to good & bad. Ask for evidence & play the devils advocate
- Keep away from people of your age and hang around with people twice your age
- NEVER EVER smoke, drink, do drugs or join gangs
- Save 20% of your income every month no matter what
- Do not under any circumstance get a Tattoo
- Always say YES to further education. If your parents are willing to sponsor your education until a Ph.D — go for it. However go for a world-class university somewhere in Canada, UK, USA or Australia
- If you can migrate asap to any country in the Western Hemisphere where they offer you citizenship, rights & privileges
- Absolutely say no to marriage. You are not ready for it
- Join organizations where they develop your communication & leadership skills
- This is the age make calculated risks & mistakes. Make more mistakes, take more risks. However, do not be reckless about this fact and do anything to the extreme.
- If you know more international languages, your capacity to succeed and make more money increases exponentially.
- Whatever success you enjoy at this age is worthless, pointless and useless. Never feel proud about it or feel great. Consistency is the key. And whatever you have achieved now — magnify that 100 times more. That should be the level at which you should be yes — this is good enough. Until then — put your head down and work.