Reminders that are still useful at any age……………………………………….
Cindy Gallop: Don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks.
Know that the only one who can make things happen for you is you. And don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks about what you want to do — just go do it and make it happen. — Cindy Gallop, Co-founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn
Peter Shankman: Take care of yourself
There won’t ever be a startup as important as you are. If you’re not taking care of yourself first, you’ll never amount to greatness. Seriously. If you take anything away from what I said here today, make it that, ok? — Peter Shankman, CEO, The Geek Factory, Inc.
Tony Hsieh: Be unapologetically true to yourself.
Be unapologetically true to yourself (both in business and in life), and if you are constantly broadcasting who you are (the real you, the inner you) to the world, over time your people will find you. — Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
Steve Kamb: Eventually never happens.
Eventually never happens. If you want to travel, start saving now. If you want to do something, start immediately. You don’t need to wait until you’re better at it, or until you’re more confident, or until the “timing is right.” You need to start and learn and fall and adapt and adjust. That’s where the growth happens. — Steve Kamb, Owner, Nerd Fitness
Tracy Chou: Be Intentional About Who You’re Spending Time With
Keep working hard, but to be intentional about the time you’re spending on work versus play and who you’re spending time with. On the last point — someone recently gave me a useful framework to consider the people you interact with: 1s are people you love being with, that give you energy, that make you excited about life. 3s are people that just take and never give, they drain you. 2s are in between. Only spend time with 1s. — Tracy Chou, Software engineer at Pinterest
Ryan Leslie: Nurture relationships.
Stay grounded, meet as many people as possible, and nurture relationships — they are the most valuable resource. — Ryan Leslie, Singer, songwriter, rapper, and entrepreneur
Eoghan McCabe: Be real, and people will want to be around you.
Focus on what you’re passionate about. Be real, and real people will want to be around you and work with and for you. Work hard and enjoy every day. Success and great things will follow. — Eoghan McCabe, CEO and Co-founder of Intercom
Michael Skolnik: Invest in friendships.
I would tell myself to really invest in friendships. Show up for important events — weddings, birth of children, death of parents. Get on a plane, get in the car, get on the train, and just show up. — Michael Skolnik, CEO of SOZE
Matt Mullenweg: Be okay with things building up over time.
Be okay with things building up over time. Something I didn’t appreciate until recently is that there any many productive decades ahead with which to build the things that I feel need to exist in the world. One of the best things I did then was avoid any press or capitalization on my age (to the extent I could) because youth is an ephemeral asset and just a novelty in business. — Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress, Automattic, Jetpack, and Audrey Capital
Chase Jarvis: Start meditating.
Start meditating. It makes everything better. — Chase Jarvis, Maniac Photographer, Director & CEO of CreativeLive
Kathryn Minshew: “No” is often just the starting point.
The best piece of advice I ever received was that “no” is often just the starting point, and most careers worth having involve a fair amount of determination, grit, and just general “try try again”-ing. — Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse
The deeper operational foundation for manifestation of physical reality is one of ENERGY, and the dance through zero point, the realm of consciousness.
ON A PERSONAL LEVEL………………