What I’ve learned from digital and real-life mentors:

Anne Maffia – You must always have a song in your life.

Annie Hyman Pratt – You must get them to upper loop.

Ben Horowitz – Once you are over-promoted you must be fired.

Charlie Munger – Look for people who say “I don’t know”

Derek Alderton – Build an artificial dream-team first, then march into reality

Derek Sivers – If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no.

Elon Musk – You must be inspired by the future.

Francesca Cavallo – You must always lead with your own interests.

Gary Reuben – Peel back the onion one layer at a time.

George Bernard Shaw – If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh or they’ll kill you.

George Fallat – Aging is a disease rooted in too much comfort and too little ambition.

John Ullmen – If you are not trustworthy, nothing else you do or say will matter.

Jordan Peterson – You will eventually need to make a sacrifice. It is better to choose your sacrifice than to have it choose you.

Josh Wolfe – We seek novelty, but the secret is that there are no secrets. link

Kurt Vonnegut – “So it goes”

Marc Andreessen – There is a “best” place in the world for everything.

Nicholas Winton – You need the dark to see the stars.

Peter Theil – There are secrets of man and secrets of nature.

Peter Theil – People either tell you what they truly mean or the exact opposite of what truly they mean.

Peter Theil – Your 10 year plan… Why can’t you achieve it in 6 months?

Nassim Taleb – “Show me your portfolio”

Naval Ravikant – Our purpose on this earth is to battle entropy.

Ralph Waldo Emmerson – The importance of self-reliance.

Reid Hoffman – The ability to hold two seemingly conflicting ideas in your head is the sign of intelligence.

Richard Feynman – Curiosity is the sign of liveliness. Explaining things simply is the sign of intelligence.

Ron Miller – Smile more.

Salim Mitha – If you know what you want, just go do that.

Steven Lippman – If you are not for yourself, who will be for you? If you are only for yourself, what are you? If not now, when? (introduced me to this quote)

Isabel Rhoads – The secret to a full and joyous life is relationships.

Tom Rhoads – Learning the hard way is something we all do.

Wayne Rhoads – Get out. Search the world.

Warren Buffet – Intelligence, energy, and honesty. You need all three.