HOW TO CORRECTLY CORRECTLY IN THIS WORLD
American writer and business coach Julien Smith gave practical advice to young people how to navigate this world.
In order to become successful and prosperous with age, one must adhere to certain rules already in 20 years and have a clear idea of some realities of modern reality.
1. The world is trying to make you stupid. Starting from bank payments and interest and ending with miracle diets – it is easier to shake out money from uneducated people and it is easier to manage them. Practice yourself as much as you can – in order to be rich, independent and happy.
2. Do not believe in educational institutions. While they are preparing curricula, the system becomes outdated and sometimes has time to break. It is better to learn and earn people’s respect through leadership and doing, and not by following.
3. Read as much as you can. Learn the technique of fast reading with a high level of memorization. You can read one book a week.
4. Try to constantly communicate with everyone. Become a master of communication. Learn to find in a person what you like about him, and then turn to that side of him.
5. Do not waste time on modesty. Modesty is the belief that your emotions can be judges of your decision-making process, while the opposite is true.
6. If something unpleasantly surprises you during a relationship with someone, most likely it is from this that you will free yourself by breaking them.
7. Try as often as possible to communicate with people who are older than you. The value of communicating with elders lies in the fact that the decision-making system of your peers will not help you much. And the older ones also know everything that you will learn later – therefore it is worth asking them.
8. Look for people who are cooler and spend time with them. This in itself is important, but the result is also important – do not try to be average in your group, try to become the best (do interesting things, be ambitious, responsive, receptive).
9. In time, you will become more and more conservative. It is just a fact. Those around you will create something like a bubble that will maintain the “status quo” (current state of affairs). That is why the most crazy ideas need to be implemented NOW. Then you will become too fearful. Believe me.
10. Reduce costs as much as possible. This will allow you to create a reserve for the implementation of the very crazy idea about which I spoke above.
11. Instead of obtaining status with the help of objects (which gives only a temporary increase), increase it with experience. In other words, a trip to Paris is a better choice than a new wardrobe. Studies show that such a choice increases the level of satisfaction received from life.
12. If you live in need, solve a monetary problem. Use the Internet, as it can help you cheaply buy something at auctions. If you now live from paycheck to paycheck, extend this period by three weeks instead of two. Then, when things go better, you can plan for a month, then three, six, and finally a year ahead. The goal is to reach the moment when you are planning 5 years ahead.
13. Learn to design. It perfectly develops logic, memory and imagination.
14. Do not gain weight in youth. Your hormones will help you with this at first, but you should not lose this opportunity, trust me.
15. Learn to cook. This will greatly simplify your life, food will cease to be an everyday affair, it will turn from an expensive necessity into a pleasant occupation and it will also save you money.
16. Get enough sleep. Sleep and self-cooking will help you not to gain weight. If you think “I will sleep in the grave” or “I still have a lot to do, there is no time for sleep”, then I will tell you this – “if you do not sleep, you are NOT EFFECTIVE”, reducing sleep time will not help you.
17. Get yourself an application-notebook. Do not trust the memory embedded in your brain. Do not bring the situation to do what “you think” would need to be done. Trust only the records.