If I Could Get On A Time Machine And Give My 23 Year Old Self Advice

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If I could get on a time machine and give my 23 year old self advice this is what I would say:

1. Don 't work so hard in things that don 't matter.

In my early twenties, I worked too hard in things that did not do much more than add numbers in my bank account. I opened my business at ten in the morning and close it at ten at night every day, six days a week. The business was providing value to other people 's life, I was selling a medical device. That being said, the job was repetitive and I mastered it after six months of doing it. Three years later, I was bored. I made a lot of money but I never enjoyed it. Looking back I can see how this corroded the relationships with my then girlfriend, family and friends.

If I could go back, I would tell myself to learn how to work on my business and not in my business. Instead of toiling away I could of have focused in having better locations, minimizing risks, and choosing the right partners. To work in the big picture as opposed to the small one. It 's crazy to realize that I could have made the same amount of money or maybe a little more by delegating, deferring or dropping the tasks that I was responsible for.

I would have also made a greater effort to know myself. To figure out what I really wanted to do with my life. I recently got asked by my brother why in high school I used to take classes that were preparing me for a career as a doctor.

"I don 't know"

Why was the purpose of spending 5 years building a retail…

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