10 Life Lessons from a Legend

Key Takeaways

  • Make as many connections as you can through your work, travel and daily life. Connections are key to making your own luck.
  • Never take shortcuts, choose your friends carefully and always get plenty of sleep.
  • Be unique and find work that’s enjoyable regardless of the pay—and never stop working entirely, even in retirement.

Planning for Success

Key Takeaways

  • There are six key steps to building lifelong wealth.
  • Establish short-, medium- and long-term goals, and never stop making adjustments to them.
  • Take care of urgent matters first, important matters second and nice-to-have issues last.

Vision-Based Goals

Key Takeaways

  • SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
  • Both push goals and pull goals are SMART, but pull goals are more likely to be achieved since they tap into your emotions and motivations.
  • Pull goals literally pull you into the future.

Strike a Chord or Chance Discord

Key Takeaways

  • Life is not static. Circumstances and relationships continue to grow, develop and change over time.
  • Strong families are very good at adapting to change and clearly communicating their values and purpose in life.
  • Don’t let money interfere with decision-making and family harmony. Make sure your estate plan is up to date, reflects your wishes and is clearly communicated with relatives.