11 things I know at 32, I wish I had known at 21:
Practice Mindfulness to Stay Present

I struggled with depression and anxiety when I was 21.

These days to be at peak performance every day I:

• Do a guided mindfulness meditation
• Get sunlight in my eyes at 6 am and 7 pm
• Practice yoga

Healthy body → Heathy mind
Dedicate 4 Hours to Daily Flow

“Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.”

• Eliminate distractions
• Get off social media
• Invest 4 hours every day in deep work

Deep work = time you dedicate to master your craft
Focus on Profit > Revenue

Growth at all costs is BS.

Don't try to compete with others on revenue growth.

Focus on driving real profit from your business.

More profit → More peace of mind
Storytelling is a Secret Weapon

Storytelling is a superpower.

Learn the following story structure:

1. A character
2. With a problem
3. Meets a guide
4. That gives them a plan
5. That calls them to action
6. That results in...
7. Success
8. And helps them avoid failure
Embrace Hard Things

"If you are going to eat shit, don't nibble." @bhorowitz

Building things is hard as f***.

Enjoy the struggle.

On the other side of pain is growth.
@bhorowitz Writing is a Superpower

Learn how to write well:

• SEO = Writing
• Emails = Writing
• Twitter = Writing
• Branding = Writing
• Marketing = Writing

Write and win.
@bhorowitz Build Your Tribe of Mentors

Take time to build a Personal Board of Advisors.

You are the product of the 5 people you surround yourself with.

Find a mentor in each of the following areas:

• Sales
• Growth
• Strategy
• Marketing
• Mental health
@bhorowitz Build Your Personal Brand

100x your surface area for luck - build your personal brand.

• Grow your connections
• Grow your hiring pool
• Grow your revenue

My personal brand is growing at 47% month-over-month.

It has changed the trajectory of my life.
@bhorowitz Content is King

I've produced over 32k pieces of content in the last 10 years.

I wish I had produced more...

• Build your YouTube
• Build your LinkedIn
• Build your Twitter

Get started early...

And let compounding work its magic.
@bhorowitz Community is Your Best Friend

There is nothing more powerful than an engaged community of raving fans.

Invest in your community.

Get outside of the building and talk to people.

"Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much."
@bhorowitz Invest Time in Friends and Family

The longest-running study on happiness found that relationships contribute most to our happiness:

“The people who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.”

Invest in your people.
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