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Lesson 6 - Leave An Imprint

Lesson 6 - Leave An Imprint

Think about your purpose, to recognise that your life isn't infinite. You should use your limited time here to do something that matters. To potentially do a service of something larger than yourself. To leave anything a little better than before. This isn't just a career advice.

This summary is a small imprint that I leave, embedding a few crisp lessons in you, through the medium of this digital dust.

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This book is about Johnny Bunko, who's a lot like you and me. He's a great guy, who set's off on his career, like what everyone around said he was supposed to do and lo, he ends up in a dead end job @ Boggs. All this changes, when he gets the chance to summon Diana, a genie-esque career advisor b...

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Lesson 5 - Make Excellent Mistakes

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Instead of focusing to avoid failures, a crummy way to achieve spectacular success is to make huge & honking mistakes, that puts you a little closer to excellence & makes you little better, probabilistically.

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Lesson 3 - It's Not About You

Lesson 3 - It's Not About You

It's not about you, but your clients. Use your strengths to improve others' lives. You're in your role to serve, not self actualize. This mindframe solves the clients' problems and adds value to their process or output. The most valuable people in a team, bring out the best in others. They aid in...

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Lesson 2 - Think Strengths, Not Weaknesses

Lesson 2 - Think Strengths, Not Weaknesses

The key to success is to steer through weaknesses and focus on your strengths. Instead of trying hard to improve what you're bad at, capitalize on what you're good at. This creates more instances of flow state in the work you're doing.

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Lesson 1 - There's No Plan

Lesson 1 - There's No Plan

You can't sit there at age 21 or 31 or 41 or even 51 & map your life's trajectory all out. You may think X will lead you to Y will lead you to Z, but it never works that way. The world changes. In a decade, your job might be in some other geography and even your industry ...

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Lesson 4 - Persistence trumps talent

Lesson 4 - Persistence trumps talent

One among the most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.

Though talent is important, the world is littered with talented people who didn't persist and thought they could ride on talent alone, whereas people with comparatively less talent pass them by.

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