Derek Sivers: Berklee College of Music speech

6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee. Lessons apply to other aspects of life, too.

My old school - Berklee College of Music - asked me to speak to a packed auditorium of first-day students. I was thrilled. I had so much to say. I had thought about this a lot. I had been waiting 20 years to give this talk.

The 6 things:
#1 : Focus. Disconnect. Do not be distracted.
#2 : Do not accept their speed limit.
#3 : Nobody will teach you anything. You have to teach yourself.
#4 : Learn from your heroes, not only theirs.
#5 : Don't get stuck in the past.
#6 : When done, be valuable.

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Derek Sivers speech to Berklee College of Music