“Alex, if you keep treating this way, you will never have any friends and be lonely for the rest of your life,” my mom yelled.
I was in big trouble with my Mom.
You see, I had a real problem with disrespecting my mom and “adults” when I was in high school. I mean, I probably received a detention every other week. I once told my German teacher, “Screw You.”
I thought I was funny, but my mom hated it.
She continued, “If you want to keep being a jerk now, then you’ll be a jerk when you’re an adult. And no one likes to work when you’re an adult.”
Sadly, I didn’t learn my lesson.
I was told by multiple mentors and advisors that my personal skills suck.
I treated people like they were the village idiots and I was Einstein.
As I entered college, I made the ultimate career mistake: devalue relationships.
Relationships are your most important life tool. They are what bring new opportunities into your career and life.
I devalued other people; and because I did this I was
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