Tina Roth Eisenberg’s 11 Rules for Life & Work
1.) Invest Your Life in What You Love .
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work & his play.” —L.P. Jacks
2.) Embrace Enthusiasm.
Don’t be afraid to show your joy. No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.
3.) Don’t complain. Make things better.
”The best way to complain is to make things.” —James Murphy
4.) Trust and Empower
Assemble a great team and let them reign over their respective universes
5.) Experience > Money
A labor of love always pays off. When things fall into place, it’s the universe telling you to keep going.
6.) Surround yourself with like-minded people.
“Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. And the changes are what you become. Change the outcome by changing your circle.” —Seth Godin
7.) Step away from ego and collaborate whenever you can.
“We systematically overestimate the value of access to info, and underestimate the value of access to each other.” —Clay Shirky
8.) Ignore haters.
”There are people who build things and people who tear things down. Just remember which side you’re on.”—Sharon Lee
9.) Make Time to Think And Breathe.
”Wonderful things can happen when your brain is empty.” — Maira Kalman
10.) If an opportunity scares you, take it.
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it, because it always pays off in the end.
11.) Be someone’s eccentric aunt.
Take time to inspire others. Think of everyone who influenced your life and pay it forward however you can.
*as presented in Eisenberg’s 3.10.13 SXSW keynote