get up, show up, give it all you got, and never give up

I’m not impressed by your position, title and money. I’m impressed by how you treat others. who help others despite struggling with their own difficulties who try to see the positives in everyone they meet who are the sunshine for others in negative situations who treat everyone with respect, not just those they need to impress who maintain integrity and honesty regardless of the pressure they are under who stand up for people who can not stand up for themselves who are big enough to admit their mistakes and strong…

wish I had known before I started my career

Making bad strategic decisions rarely hurt you for long. Choosing bad personal associations will hurt you for years. Money can buy happiness. Save as much as you can. Work harder, not smarter. Until you learn to work hard, “working smart” is pablum of the lazy. You won’t be ready for the promotion. Take it anyway. Never work for dumb people. Ever. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re the dumbest person in the room. Learn the difference between earned success and survivorship bias. You can’t find the line…