As an alum of the Young Global Leaders network, Ma shed light on what the room of young adults should focus on within the next 30 years. Here are some wonderful advices for young people.
Before 20 Years Old: Be a good student. The way to entrepreneur, just learn some experience.
Before 30 Years Old: Follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally in a big company it’s good to learn processes. You’re a part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams, and you learn how to do lots of things at any one time. So before 30 years old, it’s not which company you go, it’s which boss you follow. It’s very important. A good boss teaches you differently.
From 30 to 40 Years Old: You have to think very clearly if you want to work for yourself. If you really want to be an entrepreneur.
From 40 to 50 Years Old: You have to do all the things that you are good at. Don’t try to drop into the new area, it’s too late. You may be successful, but the rate of dying is too big. Think about how to focus on things that you’re good at.
From 50 to 60 Years Old: Work for the young people. Because young people can do better than you. So rely on them, invest on them, making sure that they are good.
Over 60 Years Old: Spend time on yourself, on the beach, sunshine, it’s normally too late for you to change. This is my advice to young people: At 25-years old, make enough mistakes. Don’t worry. You fall, you stand up. Enjoy it. Enjoy the show.
Though he says he felt like a failure before reaching his 30s, Ma never gave up. He made himself his own competition, pictured what he hoped to accomplish in 10 years and did everything he could to accomplish that goal.
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