Third in the series letters to my kids…
I came across this list of lessons that definitely come from life experiences. I personally have learned these lessons and thinking back on some of my career decisions when I was younger, if I knew and believed these lessons were true I could have rapidly accelerated better decision making and been able to do a lot more with my career.
While I have gotten better with most of these such as focusing on the people and relationships, looking at my business endeavors as long term marathons, and handling screw ups and moving forward after screw ups. I still struggle with some of these such as finding mentors, focusing on a smaller number of projects, and asking for help. I hope that you boys can save this list as you go through school and start your careers. If you refer to it every year or so and reflect on how well you leverage these lessons you will be much further ahead than even most executives in the world.