The Interminable Hell of LinkedIn Fortune Cookie Wisdom
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly to start.”
“Get up. Dress up. Show up. Never give up.”
“Harsh truth: Success comes from hard work and determination.”
“True leaders build leaders.”
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”
Of course, you do. This is LinkedIn — where we always agree.
Welcome to the modern Library of Alexandria, weary seeker. Here, you will find a limitless repository of all civilization’s wisdom, collected here, and sanded down to its inarguable essence — often in the form of a pretend Twitter screenshot created in Canva. After all, it’s not the quantity of characters that counts, but the quality of our character. The real retweets were the lives we touched along the way.
Neither elegant nor eloquent, niche nor necessary, our offerings here will bring you back to the self-assured enlightenment you once held as an eight-year-old. You will remember to put one foot in front of the other, show up every day, and focus on how you make people feel. We hope you find this place as inspiring as it is revelatory. We know you will. That lightbulb reaction option is there for a reason.
Do you dream of creating boundless wealth? Set your prices based on your talent, not their budget.
Do you wish to come back from a layoff? Mark Cuban, Walt Disney, and Thomas Edison did — so can you. It’s not how hard you get knocked down, it’s how quickly you get back up.
Are you looking to lead a life of fulfillment? You will never regret following your passion, being positive, mentoring someone, learning a new skill, quitting a job you hate, saying thank you, starting a side hustle, being yourself, saving money, or following through on your hardest days.
These are timeless axioms passed down from the scrolls to our ancestors to our modern-day prophets: twenty-something career coaches with podcasts that suffer from ear-splitting sound issues. That tinny echo you hear? That’s just wisdom reverberating across space and time. Like and subscribe.