6.Â I waited too long to lose weight.
Younger men can get fat, get drunk a lot, eat like shit, do drugs to a degree, and pretty much fuck up their bodies without having it damage too much of the rest of their life. Once you hit age 35, you canât do that anymore, and certainly not past 40.Â Â
I wanted to address my weight when I was in my early 30s, but I didnât, at least not completely. While I have never again weighed what I weighed back then (which was a lot), I should have gotten down to my ideal weight at or around age 35. I was too focused on other areas of my life to make that happen, which is not an excuse.Â Â
Now I have to focus very hard on getting my body fat down at age 47. Not fun. It would have beenÂ muchÂ easier 17 years ago.
7.Â I charged way too low for my products and servicesÂ for way too long.
Throughout most of my business career, in all of my businesses, I got stuck in the trap many entrepreneurs do of underestimating A) how valuable my products, information, and services really were and B) how much money my customer base was willing to spend.Â Â
Iâve lostÂ millionsÂ of dollars over the past 20 years or so by charging too low for the things Iâve sold in my businesses. Even now I still donât do this as well as I should (though IâmÂ muchÂ better at it today). I could have made much more money on far less work hours had I figured this out and/or had the balls to actually raise my prices 25 years ago.Â
So, none of us are perfect. Iâve done a lot of dumb shit throughout my life. The above seven items arenât even one percent of all the mistakes Iâve made. I just kept goingÂ despiteÂ my mistakes.Â
No one needs to be perfect to be happy.