Advice to Young Men from an Old Geezer Monday April 2, 2007

I found this via the Tony Pierce blog who found it via someone else’s site, who subsequently found it on the Best of Craigslist San Fransisco. It’s thirty pieces of advice from an Old man to Young Men everywhere. You can either read it via Craigslist or you can look at the more entertaining version via Tony Pierce. Take your pick but it’s a fantastic read for a Monday morning.

Now before you get into it and start calling me a male chauvinist for posting it. Read it once and then read it again. Focus on #30.

30. Remember, 97% of all advice is worthless. Take what you can use, and trash the rest.

Then look at the list again. For me I read thirty and then whittle the list down to two pieces of advice.

28. Don’t be a poser. Avoid being one of those dudes who puts a surfboard on top of their car, but never surfs, or a dude with a powder coated fixed gear bike and a messenger bag, but was never a messenger. Live the life. Earn your bona fides.

and the most important piece of advice to take from the list…

3. Invest in yourself. Material things come to those that have self actualized.

If you get #3, you’ll get life. The only thing I can attest to is that I am a thousand times happier today as a somewhat struggling entrepreneur then I was in a far more comfortable job a year ago to this day… But take my advice with a grain a salt.

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