Sooner or later most of us will be caught saying or thinking “If I only knew then what I know now”. I started diving into specifics, but eventually settled on a list to get us thinking. Look for the series to continue with expanded topics upon each of the following 18 tips:
- Work smarter, not harder. Follow an interest or passion. Focus your efforts on working to develop a way of life, not just a job or position. There will always be a company willing to trade you dollars for your time – pursue your interests and work toward making that your way of life. Excellent read: “Rework” by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson.
- Surround yourself with good people. Good people are inspiring, trustworthy and ultimately great for business. Not everyone fits into this category, but don’t be afraid to reach out and build relationships with those around you.
- Develop the habit of saving. Much like brushing your teeth or wearing your seat belt, saving should be a habit. You should feel guilty when you don’t do it – it’s one of 10 easy things to increase your net worth in 10 years.