1. Freedom is everything.
2. Do it ALL yourself. Don’t wait around for readers, sponsors, publishers, television executives. If you wait to be discovered you’ll be disappointed.
3. Never lie. Even when the truth is painful, tell it. Square up to the repricusions.
4. Find good mentors/heroes/friends. Less mentors/heroes/friends better mentors/heroes/friends.
5. Be good to people. Even the shitty ones. Let the assholes be assholes. You’ll be happier and sleep better, which means great skin.
6. Set your expectations high but be ready to work. Be ready to fight like a wild animal.