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What human traits predict career and life success? I’ve been curious about that question since I was 16. But at that age I didn’t think ambition was important.
That was also the time I became interested in personal development. I wanted to improve my life and become a better student, friend, son and human being.
I decided to build a good life for myself and the people in my life. Now, 16 years later, I think that decision was probably the most important decision of my life.
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You recharge your phone when it runs out of juice. You refill your gas tank when you’re running on empty. But sometimes, you forget to take a break and recharge your most precious possession: Your body (and the brain that’s inside of it).
Whether you love what you do, are in between jobs, or have a job you hate: You’re working. Living is also a job. A pretty tough one, actually. Just the act of getting up in the morning can be a daunting task. And I’m not even talking about all the responsibilities we have.
So why do you make your life even more challenging by not taking a vacation to recharge? I’m not talking about your weekends that are packed with activities, or holidays where you do more work than relax.
No, that type of “free time” only costs energy. I’m talking about resting with a very specific reason: To recharge your battery so you can get back to living a productive life.
3 min readWhen I was finishing grad school by the end of 2010, like everyone that leaves school, I had to build a career.
Instead of getting a management traineeship, like most of my fellow business administration students did, I started a business.
That forced me to totally reinvent myself. As an employee or student, you’re used to people telling you what to do. But as an entrepreneur, you’re the one who gives the orders and executes them.
Every year, I kept improving myself and acquiring new skills, one after the other. I learned how to build a website, write copy, and everything else you need to know to run your own business.
But after three years, I hit a ceiling. I never worked for a major company and I felt I needed that experience to become a better leader so I could grow my company.