What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?
Don’t spend your life working in a job you hate.
I always told my kids when they were growing up to follow their passion. I spent most of their lives not following my passion and working at a job that I hated. I was/am vocal about it and a complete hypocrite.
Both my kids are in their 30′s now and they are following their passion. They are both artists and are finding a way to focus that energy in a lucrative way. My daughter is a dancer and will soon be a nurse. My ex-rockstar son spent years on the stage and now works in the mysterious world of computer innards.
Ironically, I am meeting my son today because he wants my advice about staying in a secure job that he doesn’t much care for. His third daughter on the way, I suspect I will be stressing the different passions in his life and how the priority of those passions affect important decisions…