This is a special series we’re doing before the end of the year,
where we will be answering some of the most common questions
you guys have asked us over the past twelve months.
We want to do something like a Q&A for a while now.
As always, the answers might not be exactly what you want to hear,
but we’ll be honest, and somewhat to the point.
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With that out of the way, here’s today’s question.
I’m a teenager, what should I do?
Short answer is “start now”!
Let us explain what we mean by that,
in a way that would probably benefit you.
Even if you are not a teenager,
this is the perfect time in your life
to start your road to living in a successful life.
You’re not paying rent,
you’ve got so much time on your hands,
that if you start now,
you’ll get a massive advantage over everyone else.
The easiest way to start is by reading a book on self-help topics
or on a subject you really are passionate about.
Find an entrepreneur or person
who’s already achieved the status you’re shooting for
and start analyzing them, learn their story,
what they did, how they did it,
what were their circumstances and more.
Absorb as much knowledge as possible
about the industry you’re passionate about.
You’re already watching our videos,
so props to you on that,
that’s really something.
How many people your age do you think
spend their time trying to educate themselves?
At this young age, there are so many distractions around you
that it’s really easy to get sidetracked.
Statistically, the large amount of free time wasted by teenagers
is in the following catogaries:
gaming for entertainment purposes,
and spending time on social media.
What do these three have in common?
They’re all for entertainment purposes.
You do them to feel good.
Now before you go off on us in the comments,
there’s nothing wrong with entertainment consumption, or with gaming.
We ourselves invest time in keeping up to date with E-Sport,
because we think it’s going to be
incredibly big in the next couple of years.
But just how much time are you wasting?
Look at it like this.
If you had a box of cholocates in front of you with 1,000 cholocates,
the first one you take out and eat is the best-tasting one.
The second one is also good,
but just a little bit less good than the first one.
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The third one, good, but less than the previous one.
As you keep going through the cholocates,
the satisfaction with each piece decreases,
even up to a point where if you keep consuming,
you’ll be sick.
The same principle applies to entertainment.
Never settle for mediocrity,
consume entertainment occassionally.
And when you do, do it just with the best.
You want to watch a TV show,
watch only the ones that have the biggest budgets,
or that everyone agrees they’re amazing.
You want to play some PUBG or League of Legends,
do so with your friends,
but remember that each game can go for around 30 to 40 minutes.
Add those up and you can easily waste a couple of hours.
Use entertainment as a reward,
only after you’ve done with your studies,
and by this we don’t mean homework.
You’ll reward yourself with high-quality entertainment.
If you start managing your time just a little bit better,
then start putting in some work reading the right books.
Reading some industry news on what big players are up to these days,
and even getting your hands a little bit dirty trying to emulate them.
You’ve got a great future ahead of you,
just don’t think it’s going to happen overnight.
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