Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday
Great advice to someone starting out on a new career, or achieving a new goal. I’ve listed just a few (my favourite) points below, but strongly recommend you take some time to read the original article.
Always say less than necessary.
Don’t be too good at being an assistant (or an intern). In fact, the whole point is to be too good to be wasting your time and other people’s time at administrative shit that you mess up anyway.
Ask yourself: “Am I saying this because I want to prove how smart I am or am I saying this because it needs to be said?” When you’re just getting started, it’s usually the former.
Educate yourself. No one is ever going to teach you enough or hand it to you on a platter. Books and articles, and ask questions—an endless amount of them. People love to give advice and they love people who they don’t feel they have to drag to the next level.