3 Things I Wish I Knew at 22

You don't have bottomless energy

Cal Axe here :)

What’s the coolest thing you’re doing this weekend?

I’ll be in Toledo, my hometown, seeing friends I haven’t seen in a while and doing all the things we did as kids. Which includes going to the pool and doing absolutely nothing. Oh, the nostalgia.

One thing I won’t be doing this weekend is working. I learned later in my twenties that you regret the times you ignored your friends and family just to get ahead. Maintaining balance in your life elevates everything—including work.

I write about that lesson, as well as a few others I wish I knew in my latest blog post which was published in The Post Grad Survival Guide:

3 Things I Wish Ambitious 22-Year Olds Knew About Workaholism

You’ve read enough of my work to know that I believe in hard work and that the universe rewards hustle. But always remember happiness dictates performance, not the other way around.

This summer is going to be epic. Work hard but don’t miss out.


Cal Axe