Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.
I'm just the smallest dot in a big map of human history.
Talk to people no one else is talking to. Who would have thought that giving a speech at a funeral at age 12 would introduce me to a man who would introduce me to my first business contact who would introduce me to several other important people in my life. That's luck. That's randomness.
Sometimes I have to pause to make the distinction between Ben the teenager and Ben the businessman.
I don't want to be normal. I want to be something else.
I have a broad range of interests, so I'll always be working on something.
I've always loved to write, and I kept a diary of what I thought about my business, being an entrepreneur and other things of interest to me.
Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.
I really focused on three things in high school - my company, basketball and my school work.
It got a little stressful in my first two years of high school, trying to make conference calls with investors in between classes, but I definitely learned a lot of important time-management lessons.
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