Reading Notes for:

Kevin Kelly’s 99 Pieces of
Unsolicited Advice


another bunch of unsolicited advice. 


That thing that made you weird as a kid could make you great as an adult — if you don’t lose it.

If you want to see a great and inspiring example of this, google up Joe Rogan’s interview of “Mr. Beast” from youtube.  

Several years ago, I was talking to an older, dear friend about his nephew.  I said, “You know, in this day and age of the internet, you can make money doing ANYTHING.  You can make 6 figures selling doll house furniture.  But you have to do the shit out of it.”   I will hold that picking something you love – and doing the shit out of it is a big part of the recipe for happiness and success.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

And, as I said above, I think that going all-in on the project is how you “become” something as you are “doing” something.

At your funeral people will not recall what you did; they will only remember how you made them feel.

It’s not an apology if it comes with an excuse. It is not a compliment if it comes with a request.

For extra credit – Tony Robbins once taught me “A good compliment includes ‘because’ and a great one will follow it with an ‘and’.”   I like that. 

Jesus, Superman, and Mother Teresa never made art. Only imperfect beings can make art because art begins in what is broken.