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If you could go back in time what advice would you give yourself?

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I love these sorts of questions, and I know some will hate this, but that's OK, ignore it..

    .... Can have nothing to do with wealth creation, but it can ..... so what advice would you give yourself?

    I would tell myself to read more books
    Lighten up
    Don't worry about the small stuff
    You will find Mr Perfect


    MTR:)
     
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    Ask her out she won't bite.
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Love this one, if only you knew what you know now....
     
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  4. Tony3008

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    Work smarter, not harder. I wasted years in my 30s and 40s running myself ragged and getting nowhere, when better choices (e.g. taking 20 minutes to walk to the bank and back - good exercise and time to reflect - instead of taking the car) would have made me happier, healthier and better off.
     
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    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Don't lend anyone any money.
     
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    Personal life: Ask her to marry me sooner!

    Business and general life related: Always mix with the right people, learn as much as I can in specific areas relevant to me and never, ever, ever ,ever ,ever allow people with destructive mindsets anywhere near me no matter what.
     
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    Look after your knees.

    (Not my advice, but a line I recall from the Sunscreen Song by Baz Luhrmann back in the 90s)
     
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  8. Magnet

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    Have kids earlier in life and enjoy every minute of them
    Start investing in property now, don't procrastinate
    Time is a finite resource, live in the moment as well as plan for the future
     
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    +1
    Also, stop waiting for the property bubble to burst; and join SS/PC sooner.
     
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    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Invest as much time an energy as necessary to develop very clear goals.
     
  11. Dan Donoghue

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    I could say invest in property early

    But then I wouldn't have lived the life I have and may have regrets

    I could say Eat healthy, Exercise and don't smoke

    But then I wouldn't have had the last 10 months of health issues which have given me learnings you only get from questioning your own mortality

    I could say don't waste your money on cars and toys

    But then I wouldn't have had the cars and toys I have had and the fun I have had

    In all honesty I would stay completely away from myself and just watch with nostalgia from afar and think to myself "You're gonna turn out just fine kid". I would not a change a thing about my life as everything I did and every choice I made turned me into the person I am :).

    Also I have a personal belief that if you make someone's decisions for them, you remove personal responsibility which is the key part to learning :)
     
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  12. Biz

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    I wouldn't say anything. I would instead visit Sydney and buy up a heap of land in the CBD.
     
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    Mine is boring. Sorry. I would tell myself to travel and have fun while I was young... except that is exactly what I did ;) :)

    Even though I have been broke, unemployed and homeless... twice, I would not go back and change that. It is important to who I am now.

    So I am left with one message to my young self... buy Apple :p
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I would just tell more people to F off out of my life sooner.

    Life dramatically changes for the better when you stop trying to appease negative people that are never ever going to be happy anyway.
     
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    1. Never be the main front man in the business for to long beyond becoming established. Being the (personal) brand makes it very difficult to exit by a sale especially in a service based concern.

    2. Take more calculated risks and learn from them.

    3. Don't procrastinate. I wish I had come across the words of Goethe a lot sooner......."Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it now. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

    4. Network more. As I accumulate more birthdays and my skin thickens, I am losing my shy side. I wish I was less shy in my earlier years.

    On the other hand, right now LG :)
     
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    stop watching news and cut out the negative noise from your life instead read lots of books whatever you like.

    also, don't be **** and start investing early....
     
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    +1. Don't be as risk adverse and take more calculated risks. Back yourself and don't worry what other think or do.
     
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    Dont associate with T. Windsor, ever!
    How people change.
     
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    stay away from bad men! and, travel more,! and, have one more kid :)
     
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    Put 100k into Tesla shares in 2010 instead of offset account...
     
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