I have no clue what I want to do! I know more importantly than getting a job right now I need to focus on building my skills and knowledge. I've decided not to attend college mostly because I don't want to go into debt. I have had several ideas such as: Private labeling health products, creating an information product/LMS, niche website creation and even a forum for people with chronic illnesses. Unfortunately I haven't found my true passion and even worse I haven't even made a dollar. My efforts haven't been the best but I guess I never did believe in any one of my ideas. Does anybody have any advice for me going forward? What things do I need to focus on over the next year? Money is not the most important thing to me right now but instead actually meeting other entrepreneurs and like minded people is my goal. Since im not going to college I need to provide that atmosphere for myself. Im open to any advice! Thanks for the help
I was not afraid to start a business, borrow a bunch of money, or quit a well-paying job to travel the world. At the same time, the fact that I took chances gave me the wisdom that I have today. Now that I am in my 30's, life is surprisingly good. While I have not learned it all, I feel my head is screwed on straight enough that life is much less stressful.
What I would Tell Myself at 18? Well I would tell the following things:
1. Do not be so Serious
I know it can seem like the most important thing in the world is fighting the good fight, but don't let your life pass you by in the process. It is impressive that you do those things at such a young age, but life is really about experiences. Sometimes when you are all wrapped up in your own head, doing the things that you are determined to do, you miss a chance to connect with other people.
2. Do not Be in Such a Hurry to Grow Up
22 is just getting started! In fact, life gets more enjoyable as you age. As you learn more about yourself and the world, it gets easier to enjoy what the world has to offer. Your 20's are the perfect time to explore the world and experience new things. Travel, art, culture, sport, and adventure take on a whole new meaning when you have had some experience to build on.
3. Choose Experience over Material Possessions
I ended up working so hard to pay for the stuff that I didn't have time to meet girls. Working hard is for grown-ups. What they really want is a man with a little confidence and life experience under his belt. Working too hard will just delay that process.
4. Be Confident
Don't let self-doubt ruin your chance to meet a new girl or to try something new. While you are accumulating the wisdom that comes with life experiences, your best shot is to project confidence. The biggest turn-off for a girl is self-doubt. You're going to get turned down A LOT before you finally get the girl.
5. Do not Get Attached
When you finally do get a girlfriend, take it easy. Along the same line as not trying to grow up too quickly, do not fall into the trap of thinking that this is the best girl you will ever get. The second biggest turnoff for a girl is an 18-year-old guy who is already thinking about marriage. Relax a little and enjoy the moment. I know it seems like you must be a grown up and have nice things, but you have got to think long-term. If you can just have the patience to hold off a few years on the nice stuff, you will be able to afford more of it than you can imagine. When people build up debt and monthly payments, they become slaves to their job.
6. Put Money Away Every Month
In five or ten years, you will use this money to invest in something that makes passive income, like real estate.
7. Travel and Learn a Language
One of the wisest decisions I ever made is to live in another culture long enough to learn the language. If you took my advice about taking your time to grow up, you will not yet be attached to a mortgage payment, a job, or a girl. That is too easy. Force yourself to learn the language. It will be frustrating at first, but the life-long benefit will be greater than you can imagine.
8. Get to Know People
As you travel and try new things, make it a point to meet people. As I said before, the most valuable things in life are shared experiences with other people. Your success in life will depend on your network of people. It is impossible to achieve success in a vacuum.
9. There's No Rush to Have it All Figured Out
When I was your age, I felt pressure to have my life's purpose figured out. Most people don't figure things out until much later in life. You don't want to rush such a grand decision as your life's purpose.
10. Savour the Moment
Your youth is special, and you will want to remember it for the rest of your life.
11. Start Businesses Without Borrowing Money
When you decide to start a business, do not go into debt over it. Most businesses fail, and it's better to be left with nothing than to not have anything and still owe someone else money. Pick a business that does not cost much to start and grow slowly, reinvesting your earnings. Choose a business that's as passive as possible.
12. Pick Something and Stick with It
Once you have had your fun traveling the world and being young, find a line of work that you are passionate about. Do not worry about the money, that will come with time. If you are out of debt and putting money into savings each month, you are going to be simply fine.
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