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Things I Learned from David Carr: A List →

Here are some delicious words of wisdom that I grabbed from this tweet:

• Listen when you enter a room.
• Don’t buy into your myth.
• Don’t be the first one to talk, but if you do talk first, say something smart.
• Speak and then stop; don’t stutter or mumble; be strong in what you have to say.
• Be defiant.
• You have to work the phones. Call people. Don’t rely on emails.
• Ask questions but ask the right questions.
• Ask people what mistakes they’ve made so you can get their shortcuts.
• Know when enough is enough.
• Make eye contact with as many people as possible.
• Don’t be in shitty relationships because you are tired of being alone.
• Be grateful for the things you have in this life. You are lucky.
• Practice patience even though it’s one of the hardest things to master.
• Failure is a part of the process, maybe the most important part.
• Alcohol is not a necessary component of life.
• Street hotdogs are not your friend.
• Remind yourself that nobody said this would be easy.
• If more negative things come out of your mouth than positive, then Houston, we have a problem.
• We contain multitudes.
• Always love (See band: Nada Surf).
• Have a dance move and don’t be afraid to rock it.
• Don’t go home just because you are tired.
• Don’t take credit for work that is not yours. If your boss does this, take note.
• Be generous with praise and be specific in that praise: “That line was killer.”
• Cats are terrible; they poop in your house.
• Say what you mean and mean what you say.
• Do the next right thing.
• Our dogs are us. Only cuter.
• And finally: You are loved and belong to me, the world, and yourself.