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Real education starts after the formal one

The real education begins after college. Everything you’ve learned in class is largely worthless in the real world.

Successful people read books and research papers, listen to podcasts, go to conferences and talk to other people who are doing big things. That’s how they’re able to “connect the dots” between seemingly unrelated subjects and use that insight to land more opportunities.

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After you accomplish anything professionally, get online and write about it. Help someone who was once in your shoes trying to figure things out.

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Embrace that feeling of inadequacy.

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No one gets extraordinary opportunities by taking the same approach everyone else takes.

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