Admission plays a big role in maturity. We often fail to admit our wrongs and try to justify our situations with our own opinions. When all we need to do is be teachable.

I believed I knew how life was going to turn out. I had good mentors, people that I believed could teach me a lot about life and business. I set goals, I chased them, I reached some of them and the others fell away to be pushed down a funnel and re-enter my target area.

I signaled out who I allowed to influence me and who I was going to listen to. That didn’t make me teachable, that made me blind.

I started my career young(age 13) and there were a lot of sacrifices that I made to get me where I am today. Some of them could have been avoided or handled differently, but that’s life. I had to play hard ball and fend for myself most of the time. Even though I had a team, I often times felt that I was keeping things going by myself.

I failed to see the value in things that now mean the world to me, but that is how I learned.

Today I can say that I’m thankful for the people that I now have around me, those that called me out over the years, those who helped me grow to understand how life and success go together.

Here are sixteen points I wish I could have rung home ten years ago, hopefully some of these help you through some struggles you currently face.

  • It’s okay not to be okay.
  • Life doesn’t always work out as planned.
  • You’re never to young to start influencing people.
  • There is a difference between making money and leaving a legacy.
  • You shouldn’t compare your chapter 1 with someones chapter 30.
  • Life is only as good as you allow it to be.
  • Not all mentors are right. You are allowed to question advice.
  • People will love you, people will hate you, most of the time it will have nothing to do with you.
  • Things won’t stay the same, embrace change.
  • Daily planning is everything.
  • Relationships are your best investment.
  • Help the people around you make a success of themselves.
  • You can learn from everyone around you, even the store clerk at checkout.
  • For success your attitude is equally as important as your ability.
  • The things you often don’t like about yourself is the things other people love.
  • Never be ashamed of who you are and what you’ve accomplished.

Would love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments section.

Till next time!

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