A Letter to My Younger Self: Make Your Mark By Contributing to the Market

Two weeks ago I gave some guidance to my 16 year old self.

Find out how you can make a contribution to your marketplace.

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

Some of my personal backstory

Why I really needed the advice

What my motivation was

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

Develop rare and valuable skills  

Find something that you are willing to get good at.  Then get good at it.

Not what you like.

Not what you’re being told to do.

Not what the careers advisor is saying. “

Make it convenient

“I’ve come to learn that there are circumstances where a skill is doing things that others are unwilling or unable to do..”

Make a contribution that extends beyond your local environment  

“The defining characteristic of a PhD is that you have to make a contribution to human knowledge. You create something novel that didn’t exist before.”

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