#1 Be humble. Confucius: "When you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it — this is knowledge." Being humble is a theme I repeat in my book.
#2 Take calculated risks. Friedrich von Schiller: "He that is overcautious will accomplish little." If you change your career plans just because the Dow was down 3% on a given day, you shouldn’t consider a career in finance at all. (Also #8, don’t time the market)
#10 Don’t follow the crowd. Coco Chanel: "Fashion is made to become unfashionable." Only delve into a career you feel confident and comfortable about. Don’t just follow what others may be doing.
#14 Just do it. Eleanor Roosevelt: "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." Nicely drives home the importance of my proposed "strategy planning" in Chapter 1 of my book.
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