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The Ultimate Advice For Every 19 Year Old

The Ultimate Advice For Every 19 Year Old

Question, hi. – Sure. – Sorry Dan, I’m John. – John. – Cool. – So, in terms of interest,
some people make interest into a hobby and hobby into
like a career, yeah business. What are your thoughts on that? Because I have like a lot
of different weird hobbies and also interest and I don’t
know where to go with that. So I’m 19 trying to do
this freelancing stuff. I think it’s way too common,
in terms of like photography, and like videography stuff. So I don’t know where to go
from there, kind of stuck. – What’s your goal? – What’s my goal? – Yeah. – Well, that’s the thing,
I don’t have a goal. And I’m lost in terms
of finding that goal, because you said, start with a skill. Like Yeah, I can just find a
skill that I enjoy developing but in terms of goal I
don’t really have that. Unless like my goal is to you know, be the best at that one
thing, which is like. – Why do you wake up in the morning? – Why do I wake up in the morning? – What motivates you? – That’s a good question. I mean, like, I don’t know
what motivates me but. – That’s a good question
to start off with. – Yeah, sure. – Before we do anything else, right? What if I can’t figure it out? Or what if I’ve been attempting to but I can’t like figure it out? – I think for anybody, like an example, if I was your age at 19 years old. – Yeah. – My why was my mom. – Right, okay. – I needed to take care of my mom. There was no hobby. There was no anything else
except taking care of my mom. That becomes my sole focus. – Right. – And that gave me a lot clarity in life. Because I put that ahead of anything else. So maybe sometimes I
notice, I don’t know enough about your family, right? – Yeah. (laughs) – Sometimes comfort may
not be such a good thing. – That’s the thing because
I’ve been so, I know, I’m very lucky because
I’m from Malaysia, right? You know, I was lucky enough
to come over here and start to study and the whole thing
that like, you know, my dad always telling me like
what he had to go through to put me here. It’s kind of making me
like, oh, instead of feeling like okay, I need to give
back but it’s more like, wow, it’s too comfortable. – Yeah. – And I, yeah. – Usually because I noticed
when people don’t figure what they want to do
usually because they haven’t experienced enough pain. – Wow. – Life is good, it’s comfortable. – I don’t think like there’s
like physical pain, you know? – But the pain – Yeah, right. – So when you experience
pain, you will know life is precious, then you won’t ___ around. – Yeah, okay fair enough. – When I say precious meaning,
when my dad passed away, when they got divorced, when I
was in debt, all these things at a young age it tells me
you know, I don’t, sometimes you don’t know what you want. It’s very good to figure
out what you don’t want. – Right. – What I know I don’t want
is, I don’t want to struggle. I want to be able to care
for the people I love. So that gave me a lot of clarity – Oh yeah, so I actually
just put myself in debt. So like I know what that is? – No, not necessary. But then when you are, so example
your mom and dad together. – Yeah, they’re fine. – They’re good, right? – They’re Good. – Now just paint a picture in your mind, it’s gonna be dark, but I mean. – Okay. (laughs) – Suddenly your dad can’t
support you anymore. – Yup, I’d be sent back home. And then your mom is sick. She’s in hospital but your
dad can’t support you anymore because your mom is sick. She, and he can he can’t even provide the best health care for you mom. – Yeah. – What would you do? – I think do what I’m already
doing now, but just develop it further than already,
yeah, okay I see what you mean – And would you still kind of, “Well I’m not so sure about what I like.” Or would you say, “I don’t give a shit.” – Just doing what’s already working and just grow from there. – Have you seen that it’s
given you more clarity if you think of it that way But think of that, it has not happened. – Right. – It’s okay, that’s just a scenario. – Thank God. – But, what if it happens? Nothing pains a son more
when your family needs help, desperate needs help,
you cannot help them. – Right. – There’s nothing with
pain, you will remember that for the rest of your life. And if your mother passed
away, because as a lack of ambition early on in
your part, because as son, you didn’t develop the
ability, you fucked around. You will not forgive yourself. – Yeah. – And you will look at things
very differently from now on. And you will become a
extraordinary person. Think about that. – Okay, thanks. (laughs) See you later. Oh, we say, I need that film,
I to like re play that 24/7 Did you film that? – Yes. – Thank you, thank you.

100 comments on “The Ultimate Advice For Every 19 Year Old

  1. Impressive you are the best motivator ever you deal with every single case differently.
    Your advice to him touch me inside my heart and showed me why I would wake up on the morning

  2. Dan I really love you a lot and your videos inspires me a lot. My goal is to make a different in my poor country Zambia and touch lives of so many youths in my country.

    And which I know through your powerful words I will do…. Thanks so much Dan for your impact

  3. Agreed 100%. Pain does motivate us to do what is really needed. Finally determined this year after much pain and family burdens that a $35,000 a year salary was not going to take care student loan debt, medical bills, and increased costs of living. Moving onto better prospects very soon. Hopping to triple or even quadruple my income in 2020. Donโ€™t get stuck folks! Wake up! Time to take control of your life. Do whatโ€™s best for you and your family. Be blessed.

  4. I am like 19 year old man, lol. and I am 31. I see ahead of time, and see my self making millions every year, but that feels empty for some reason, what motivates me?. this life journey towards something good or great, is worth the struggle. it's always nice hearing Sifu's advice ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This hits close. Very important video. Sometimes for those who have lived from a good upbringing thanks to their hard working parents they may lack the pain to face and to drive them. Comfort makes it difficult to find.

  6. "People don't know what they want to do because they haven't experienced enough pain." Those words have never been more true.

  7. I love how nice and down to Earth he is irl. Iโ€™m glad he is not cocky to people because he acts all badass in his vids ahahah

  8. Exactly Dan
    That's true!
    Have few layoff in Corporate America and results of being homeless๐Ÿ˜ณ
    You can be the Best Employee; doesn't matter…
    My Dad had African saying: " Every Smiling Face is Not Always With You".

    It makes U realize that alone is not enough 4 YOU let alone UR parents fall on you as Single Woman๐Ÿ’Ž

    Majority of non African American ethnicity have luxury of finding a good committed spouse earlier in life๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    There's no fall back plan there…

    Older you get as Single, field of eligible bachelor are slim 2 none…

    Unless God does a Miracle Husband…๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL

    You are 15 years shy of Retirement…๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Now what? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Millenials and Baby Boomers had society interest in those 2 generations…

    Generations X = was considered the Lost Generation.

    I happy 2 see Millennial coming up more successful and financial wealth early while they can enjoy it๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    That's what motivates me to come up with innovative ways to generate more streamlined revenue income + Warren Buffett strategies for Investment over 50 years old.

    By the time i reach retirement, Social Security will be gone.
    Because ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US government is going bankrupt. AI is eliminating majority of employment๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    People need to see Hand Writing on The Walls of Time๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Investment and online business is sure way 2 go in future IF you're unsure..๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Start with Copywriting๐Ÿ˜Ž

  9. Thanks so much for the awesome video Dan ๐Ÿ”ฅ This will definitely help me Grow my Business and Become Wealthy!! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™Œ

  10. I thought Coach Dan is untouchable. But after wacthing this i realize how humble Coach Dan is. I wish i could ask him a advice one day. From the philippines im waching your vids repeatedly and learn a lot from it. Thank u

  11. Is it ok for a person to not want to be a multi billionaire but instead aim to have a comfortable life financially and emotionally? (More like upper middle class). Or is that limiting yourself in a negative way? @DanLok

  12. Mr Lok, can you make your viedeos with german subs?
    Asking for a few friends, they see me watching your vids and like your tone but they dont understand and I dont want to stop every second after every word to translate. Would be cool

  13. Very Good advice. Keep making such motivational videos. It is always good to motivate others and advise them on how to utilize their full potential.

  14. So where is this going? Dan is basically saying, find a goal. But his whole story is, find something that motivates you which didnโ€™t answer the guyโ€™s question of where to go from here because heโ€™s stuck. Having a goal is good, Having motivation is good. But this dude is stuck. What he needs is an assessment of what he has done and the change he wants to happen!!

    What I would tell the young man is, find a niche in your field, target the audience, build followers, and find ways to incorporate what you are doing in different situations that would generate incomes.

    Like maybe turn your photo into gift cards, all handmade!! Blog how you took these photosโ€”so on. Even a average Joe like me could think of ideas. Sometimes your passion canโ€™t generate enough incomeโ€”find a part time job. Find some form of passive incomes.

  15. When we fall, we think and do things that decelerates us. So the impact won't be severe for us.
    We do that everyday.
    Why not try freefalling for once and see how it goes?
    See how the world burns…
    But never lose the goal.

  16. You an inspiration Dan. "Sometimes comfort may not be a good thing." To succeed in sales or life in general, we have to get comfortable being uncomfortable!

  17. My mom passed away 3 years ago due to the lack of technology, which is why since then I made up my mind to use technology to benefit more people. So Si Fu Dan, I totally agree with you! Till this day my heart aches!

  18. If you don't know what you want ,know at least what you don't want,so you Can avoid potential pain in your future and that of your family that could have been avoided if you used your time more wisely. Cit Dan Lok

  19. Why would you make up an extremely negative szenario to make someone who is enjoying life go hustle? Like, just chill if you're happy I don't see the struggle lol

  20. I agree sometimes you really do have to leave your comfort zone to do great things, then figure out the goals you're looking to chase based on your struggles and what you're looking to change, but I actually disagree about leaving your passion/hobbies to take high paying jobs. His advice assumes if you chase passion/hobbies you'll end up broke and if you go practical you'll be rich. There are plenty of folks that chased passion and ended up making tons of money from it and plenty that went practical and gave up hobbies, but still struggled, and even ended up laid off from uncontrollable circumstances.

  21. Its very hard to explain the life to a teenager because they think they have lots of time and chances to spent, in fact they dont because time passes much more faster than they think

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