I'm 32.— Mike Hoffmann (@MrPassive_) August 26, 2022
Here are 4 lessons I'd tell my 22-year-old self
1.Be curious, not judgemental
– Remove ‘I know’ from your vocabulary- Every situation is a learning experience. Don’t judge something bad that happened to you.
Instead Reflect and learn- The more you study something, the more you open yourself to different views
In my 20s I packed my bags. Went from being an Iowa farm boy to working for a Silicon Valley startup. People thought I was crazy. That led me to my wife and also allowed me to travel for work from South Africa to Australia and everywhere in b/w.Be curious, not judgemental …
2.Quit chasing your parents or your friends’ Outer Scoreboard of you.
Focus on your Internal Scoreboard
Most people at 22 are chasing the – I need to go to college- I need to get an MBA- I need to work for a company that is already established. Wrong..
…Focus on your Inner Scoreboard:
• Live in the Moment
• Focus on the process
• Ignore all external voices
• Fall in love with the fundamentals• Forget about the outcome
• Comparing yourself to others is a distraction….
You have knowledge that other people will value.
Don’t be afraid to share it
You don’t need a “Dr” or “MBA”, a certification, or other external validation to get people to believe in you
You can make a living by helping people that are 2-3 steps earlier in the journey than you..
…You can’t be afraid to take some risk
I made $1200/month at age 23 when I started my first Passive Income.
A rental w/ a $300 mortgage
Those at the top of their fields take calculated chances:-
– Risky execution
– Risky leap
Don’t be foolish, but do take chances….
That’s a wrap! To summarize:
1.) Be Curious, not judgemental
2.) Focus on your Inner Scoreboard
3.) You have knowledge; share it
4.) Take calculated risks
Thanks for reading 🙏