1. The world doesn't owe you anything.
2. Expect to start from scratch -- at the bottom of the food chain. Then work your way up and sideways (multiple streams of income is life)
3. Be kind to everyone you meet!
4. Rejections are okay. Failures are fine. Nobody's exempted -- even your parents, your bosses, your idols. They all have their own stories. That's why you have no choice but to keep on trying.
5. Don't rush. One day at a time.
6. Do your best, then do better than that.
7. Don't make excuses, it only causes delay. You'll do the work anyway.
8. Admit mistakes, apologies and learn from everything.
9. Don't be too hard on yourself.
10. We can only move forward. So no matter what shit you're in, you have no choice but take another step forward. Just make it wiser.
11. Life is about getting better at getting back on your feet.
12. You can't be a complete introvert in the professional world. Step out of your comfort zone.
13. Always be willing to learn.
14. Always know when to stop and move to better things.
15. Everything happens for a reason.