This is not just another read on how to succeed. I should know. I spent years plowing through book after book on success.
The problem was that most of what I read didn't really apply to a 20-something young professional. These books were written by people who were at the apex of their careers, light-years removed from their early days of climbing the proverbial corporate ladder, and a little out of touch with folks like myself who were still on a journey to make an impact at work and in the world.
So I decided to take a stab at writing my own "success" story — a story that is still being written. Instead of a polished retrospective from the mountaintop, so to speak, I've drafted my own personal playbook of tested, real-time observations along the way. The result is these six bite-sized rules meant to cut through the noise of career clichés. They are the byproducts of a process of trial and error, my own social experiments and research as a young professional.