I’m still learning every day, and one of my mentors is an unlikely source: Dexter Morgan*, my favorite Sunday night television companion:
1) Be Focused. As in, don’t let anything detract from your goal.
2) Listen Intently. Every I interaction, very clue, can help you in some way, even if it doesn’t materialize until much later.
3) Have a sense of humor. Whatever your goal, have a little fun doing it.
4) Find your niche. We can’t try to be the jack-of-all-trades, being known for something, if its a positive trait–is a good thing.
*This post in no way encourages murder, even of serial killers. Just having a bit of fun here.