Ken Yepsen

Old Dad, running down a dream

44, Las Vegas, NV

“You don’t have plenty of time. The time you are thinking of, when you’re older, is determined now, in college, and in your first jobs. Make sure you are doing what you like, and make sure what you like is sustainable into the future. Because it won’t get better, it doesn’t get easier, and you won’t have more time.

Try different things now. Always be looking for opportunity — it doesn’t come to you; it’s actually running away from you. You have to chase it down, which, like running itself, becomes increasingly difficult as you get older.

And finally, Dad was right: You are your best promoter. No one will stick up for you and look after your interests better than you. So you had better look out. Now, start working at it!… NOW!”