Richard Lucas January 2017
I saw the below post on Facebook, and thought that my answer might be valuable to more than this FB friend’s little brother, so here is the post and my answer..
Facebook post asking for advice
Dear Little Brother… .
You are lucky to have a big sister who cares about you and your choices. but… it’s your life..
You have to decide for yourself and you should be the judge of your own success..
1 Read “So good they can’t ignore you”
by Derek Sivers. Get really good at something.
2 Watch this advice to graduating students from University of Western Australia by Tim Minchin. If you don’t know about Tim Minchin, watch anything of his on Youtube. Wasting time on Youtube may not be the route to success.. but you may be inspired…
3 Watch Derek Sivers on TED… Helping others is a form of leadership
6 Start attending startup community and TEDx events if you are lucky enough to live in a place where they exist: here in Krakow Open Coffee Krk Krakow Enterprise Mondays TEDxKazimierz or TEDxKrakow meetups other events. Offer to help, get involved. and contribute. Don’t just consume. Hang out with people who want to change reality for the better.
Get involved in a TEDx
7. Watch this talk by Ashton Kutcher
– really. Be smart, Work hard, Be generous.
8 Get good at speaking in public in English.
9 get a job in sales with an ethical company that will teach you how to sell. Everyone should know how to sell.
10 Try to get into Entrepreneurs First . It ain’t easy but if you manage it….. you will never look back
SAP, Java, Ruby… don’t ask me