68 Tips for Success: Set Deadlines, Listen, Show Gratitude, Read, Be Brave and Generous, Embrace Mistakes, Prioritize Customers and Creation, and More

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice" by Kevin Kelly
TLDR Develop relationships and success by setting deadlines, listening, showing gratitude, reading, being brave and generous, embracing mistakes, prioritizing customers and creation, searching within arm's reach, releasing grudges, finishing strong, acquiring experiences, researching deeply, and mastering something.

Key insights

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    Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points.
  • 💳
    Don't be in debt to losers, only acquire debt for something that will increase in value over time like a house.
  • 💡
    Good habits can range from telling the truth to flossing.
  • 📝
    Separate the process of creation from improving - the editor stops the creator.
  • 💰
    Friends are better than money almost anything that money can do friends can do better in so many ways.
  • 💭
    Your reputation is the only thing you take with you when you die, so focus on being a good person.
  • 📧
    Don't say anything in an email about someone that you wouldn't be comfortable saying to them directly, because eventually they will read it.
  • 💰
    Buying the cheapest tools and upgrading the ones you use a lot can save you money in the long run.

Q&A

  • How can I develop relationships and success?

    — You can develop relationships and success by setting deadlines, listening well, showing gratitude, reading, being brave and generous, embracing mistakes, prioritizing customers and creation, and acquiring experiences.

  • When should I use debt?

    — You should only use debt to acquire something whose value will increase over time.

  • What should I do to succeed?

    — To succeed, you should learn from people smarter than yourself, be brave and generous, practice good habits and promptness, admit and take responsibility for mistakes, focus on serving customers, and separate creation from improvement.

  • How can I find lost objects?

    — To find lost objects, search within arm's reach of where the object was last seen.

  • How can I maximize the shock of novelty?

    — You can maximize the shock of novelty by visiting remote places first.

Timestamped Summary

  • 📆
    00:00
    Set deadlines, 🔊 listen, 🙏 show gratitude, and 📖 read to your kids to build relationships and help them learn.
  • 🤔
    01:54
    Learn from experts and only use debt to invest in something that will appreciate in value.
  • 💪
    02:59
    Be brave, be generous, and stay persistent for success!
  • 🤝
    04:52
    Embrace mistakes, prioritize customers, and prioritize creation and improvement.
  • 🔍
    06:54
    Search within arm's reach and check with your hotel for forgotten items, and remember that friends are more valuable than money.
  • 🤝
    08:11
    Release grudges, finish strong, leave with a good reputation, and use your imagination!
  • 🤔
    09:35
    Acquire experiences & research by going 7 levels deep for deep satisfaction.
  • 🤩
    11:50
    Master something to find your bliss and the universe will conspire to make you successful!
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