Apr 1, 2020, 12:45 PM
—“As a successful entrepreneur would you mind sharing some career advice with me? Do you advise more of a focus on technical knowledge such as computer science or soft skills and selling?”—
One lesson for every main in the world:
-“Every man must learn or trade or else eventually become a scoundrel”– Spinoza.
Always Always Always Learn a technical trade FIRST. In the most difficult field you can manage. The Trades, Engineering, Sciences, or Law. The source of the training or degree doesn’t matter after the first three years. Just create a record of sticking with a job for two years and then upgrading if you need to. Then after your first four to six years get the best you can. It makes no sense to try for google-facebook-apple unless you are in the top .1%. These are ridiculous outliers. Instead, the world is full of opportunities to master your field.
The general career progression is Trade > Project Management > Sales > Contracts > Accounting-Finance > Executive > Marketing > Entrepreneur > CEO > Capital Raising > Diversification of Investments > Investor.
Always, always, always try to follow that path to the best of your ability.
Get the training you need to get a job. Work hard at learning the job as much as accomplishing it while you are young and have strength and energy.
Always always always, make sure if you’re in a trade that you have paid off your house before you’re 35. This means it doesn’t matter what happens to your body after 40. Your demand is lower.