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28 Feb

Advice From My 12 Year Old Self

Advice From My 12 Year Old Self

My mom found this document (I think I wrote it for some TAG/Olympics of the Mind speech competition in 8th Grade.) when she was unpacking the other day.  I’ve been searching for it for a while and finding it meant a lot to me.  After reading it for the first time in over a decade, I realized the advice from my 12 year old self is the perfect advice I could use as a 24 year old (soon to be again) entrepreneur.  I hope it’s useful for you too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Christmas/18419465 Bryan Christmas

    Ha love it. The 1999-esque trophy clip art is priceless, too.

  • http://jaytillery.com/ Wordpress Wiz

    Sweet! Do you still give out that kinda advice? Staying focused and learning from your past mistakes are absolutely the key to success. Great find on your Mom's behalf and thanks for sharing to the blogosphere.

  • http://www.jasonlbaptiste.com Jason L. Baptiste

    thank you!!! In some ways i think that same type advice is there, but it's complicated by just being older. Looking back and knowing that's what a simple kid with no worries in the world would say is kind of relieving

  • http://www.jasonlbaptiste.com Jason L. Baptiste

    Appreciate it Bryan. 1999 clipart was the shit. does anyone even use “clipart” now?

  • http://jaytillery.com/ Wordpress Wiz

    He he he. I agree. I wish I had some of the stuff I wrote when I was 12. I would probably die laughing frrom the crazy shit i'd written.