Key Points from Book: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Think outside the box, sometimes we are limited with what given to us even though we could do better without it.

There’s always a problem waiting to be solved, and you could take the opportunities to earn money

Take a view on the worst ideas, and turn it into something fabulous

Learn to do something new will open your mind and add perspectives into your life. Expanding your comfort zone could help you in doing your task.

Make meaning than to make money -Guy kawasaki

Have a big goal and look for the path leading there

Add other people perspective in your CV

Don’t be afraid of failure, it is part of the learning lesson

Don’t ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness

Make a good impression on your way out

Take on your move, don’t wait for opportunity to arrive

See failure as experience

There are things you couldn’t study for, but you have to experience it. Things like cooking, driving, playing piano, etc.

Know when to quit before you drain your energy and time too much in a project that is going nowhere

When taking decision, put yourself in the future looking at now, and imagine what would be the decision you could be proud of in the future

You may not like everyone, but there’s no use in making enemies with them, they could be your ticket for promotion, job, etc.

Make decision even if you havent’t have enough data to support your decision rather than being inaction

When you do what you love and passionate in, there’s no burden in work

Reassess your life , balance your work and play

People could be the most valuable assets you have

Tell people to do what they are good at. Paint the target around the arrow

Be thankful by sending thank you note to people supporting us, it will set us apart from the other

Find the third alternatives by thinking what you want, what they want, and what you both want

The rule of three, effectiveness in work comes in the rule of three

Strive for 100% in everything you do

Be an enterpreneur


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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