1) Never work a job where the bosses don’t respect you. Never be afraid to say fuck it and quit your job, even if the economy is shitty like ours. A fuckface boss will ruin your life and make you bitter.
2) Set your expectations high but be ready to work. Be ready to fight like a wild animal.
3) Be good to people. Even the shitty ones. Let the assholes be assholes. You’ll sleep better.
4) Never lie. Even when the truth is painful, tell it. Square up to the repercussions.
5) Find good heroes, the ones who make you feel less alone.
6) Find the genius in you. Even if it makes you uncomfortable it’s important.
7) Learn how to spend time alone. Too many friends will cheapen your friendships. Find the best people and stick with them.
8) Know that the best people are quiet and brave. The best people listen and the best people know how to do things. To be great, fill yourself up until you’re full.
9) Do it (all) yourself. Don’t wait around for record labels or publishers or bosses or moneypeople. If you wait to be discovered you’ll wind up disappointed.
10) Freedom is everything.