Money is not evil

If you are a jerk and you get a lot of money, you will be a jerk in a crazy way.

If you are a giver and you get a lot of money, you will become a philanthropist.

A riff about quitting

Never quit Something with great long term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment. And forget the cliche “never give up”. Sometimes giving up is exactly what you need in order to get back up.

Lastly, if you’re going to quit something; quit before you start. This way you have not invested a lot in the thing and it will be much easier to quit then than later when you are deep in it or you will just be one that starts many things but finishes little.

Being self-aware is not an excuse to not work on your flaws

Being self aware, knowing your label, doesn’t give you permission to not do the work. You can’t say ‘I was depressed that’s why I did all those things’ as an excuse to not face the consequences, you can’t say ‘I’m an 8 on the enneagram that’s why I boss people around’; that’s not how it works.

Being self aware is not to label yourself and justify why you can’t change, it’s the first step to knowing your shortcomings and ask for help.

You have to do the work!