9 in 29: Nine Life-Changing Lessons Learned Over 29 Years
I was recently invited to return to my alma mater, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, to talk to a group of honors business students. Walking into a full auditorium, I could see myself in many of them: ambitious, wide-eyed, eager to prove myself and show what I could do. The world had no idea what was coming.
Now I’m 10 years older and—I hope—a little wiser. I recently celebrated my 30th birthday, and I have been appropriately reflective on the things I’ve learned, the things that truly matter to me, and the things I wish I had known when I was 20. Although I have much left to learn, I decided to capture a few key lessons, a version of which I presented to students at IU.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student just beginning your career, my sincere hope is that some of these thoughts help accelerate your growth and better define your path. And if you feel one or more of these can be useful, feel free to send this article to someone who would like it.
I hope some nuggets here inspire action and help you reach your highest potential. To help do this, I’ve included a list of concrete ACTIONS AND RESOURCES under each lesson.
Enjoy! And thanks for reading.