Get common sense advice about life.

Chapter 14: Good Ole Random Advice!

Get common sense advice about life.

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”


Below is a collection of random advice I’ve collected from personal experiences, my parents, community leaders, coaches, books, and various speakers I’ve experienced in my lifetime.


  • If you don’t work out when you get older you will get fat!
  • You will have to change and manage your eating habits when you stop playing.
  • Football players have a small window to play their sport. So play while you can! You can potentially play basketball into your sixties.
  • Your jump shot will never go away.
  • Always be nice to janitors and secretaries. They are gatekeepers.
  • Pride comes before destruction.
  • Money can buy a big house but cannot buy a home.
  • Nothing happens until something moves.
  • Before you build a house you have to build a foundation.
  • Food that is prepared is different than food that is cooked.
  • Teamwork divides the risks and multiplies the benefits.
  • Some failures are a making point, not a breaking point.
  • Continue to workout as you get older. As part of your workout include stretching, strengthening, and cardio.
  • Talent is never enough. Talent, effort, and attitude, are deadly!
  • Always be too busy getting ahead than getting even.
  • Disappointments are sometimes more productive than great triumphs.
  • Be careful how you treat people on the way up because you will see the same people on the way down.
  • If you take care of your body as you get older you can be active into your eighties or nineties. My father is in his eighties and he works out three times a week and plays golf twice a week (36 holes).
  • When you get a credit card, get one that is connected to a rewards program. It’s a great way to earn free airline tickets and more.
  • Always pay your credit card bills at the end of the month.
  • Always get a physical once a year and get your teeth cleaned twice a year.
  • “Well done is better than well said” — Benjamin Franklin.
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” —Various people




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