"What one piece of career advice would you write on the back of your business card? Imagine that you are about to give your business card to a young person entering your profession. But first, you turned that card over and wrote a short piece of advice to help them get started in their career. What would you write on the back of your own business card to help this person? "
Roger turned this into a GREAT book that I highly recommend and is called:
Advice Written on the Back of a Business Card
This book provides fantastic advice from a variety of industry thought leaders that is succinct and to the point for anyone who wants to improve their career or life. This book accomplishes a very rare feat - it provides clear, concise and compelling advice for anyone.
I do have three things that I tell any young person, four things if I think they will listen and five things if I know them.
For any young person, my career advice is:
1) Life is short.
2) Death is certain.
3) If you do not make your own decisions now, time will make them for you.
If I think they are listening to me:
4) Always pay yourself first. I tell the story about the importance of compound interest using the twins story on my blog.
NOTE: The entry above is from the presentation that I give to Colleges and Unviversities.