Richard Branson and 16 other successful people on what they wish they knew at 22

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Richard Branson and 16 other successful people on what they wish they knew at 22

RACHEL GILLETT, JACQUELYN SMITH, BUSINESS INSIDER – December 2016

At 22, you were just graduating from college, entering the “real world,” and embarking on your professional journey.

Looking back, maybe you’d rewrite your past — or, perhaps you’re content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.

That’s exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write about for its “If I Were 22” editorial packages.

Successful thought leaders — also known as Influencers — shared original posts filled with pearls of wisdom for young people based on what they wish they had known at 22. Here’s what 17 successful people had to say:

Angela Ahrendts – Senior Vice President of Apple Retail

Honour humility

Suze Orman – Personal finance guru

It’s OK to take time to figure out what you want

Jim Kim – President at the World Bank

Get to know people from every income level and understand their worlds

Robert Herjavec – ” the “Shark Tank” investor

Dream bigger

Clara Shih – CEO and co-founder of Hearsay Social

The most coveted jobs may not be right for you

Arianna Huffington – The Huffington Post founder and CEO of Thrive Global

There’s enough time for the important things in life

Adena Friedman – Nasdaq president

It’s OK to change your mind

Ian Callum – Director of design at Jaguar

Work 10% harder than everyone else

Sallie Krawcheck – The owner and chair of Ellevate Network and a former top executive on Wall Street

Things won’t get easier, but they’ll get better

Richard Branson – The Virgin Group founder

Everyone deserves a second chance

Rachel Zoe – Celebrity fashion stylist

Don’t look at the clock

Marc Lore – Jet.com co-founder and CEO

Money isn’t everything

Deepak Chopra – Author and founder of The Chopra Foundation

Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty

Maynard Webb – Yahoo chairman

Dream big, execute bigger

Eric A. Spiegel – The president and CEO of Siemens USA

Position yourself to shape this new world – not just be shaped by it

Naomi Simson – founder of RedBalloon and a former Apple manager

Work won’t remember that weekend you didn’t give it, but your friends will

Walt Bettinger – President and CEO at Charles Schwab

Recognise the value of building trust

Rachel Sugar and Kathleen Elkins contributed to an earlier version of this article.

 

 

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  1. Good article, keep them coming!

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