If the above posts look familiar – for the last few years, we have been both following the infamous Twitter account @GSElevator. This Twitter account is based on “things you may have overheard in a Goldman Sachs elevator” that takes stabs at the Wall Street culture in the most entertaining way possible. The concept is brilliant, and most importantly, laugh out loud hilarious.
On July 14th the wait was finally over as “Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals” by John LeFevre – the man behind @GSElevator and international investment banker – was released.
In his book, John shares his unapologetic shenanigans with a dark sense of humour hitting a niche and resonating with a subculture. He shines light on the love-to-be-hated overindulgence of investment banking lifestyle that is filled with brutal truth, shocking schemes and chauvinistic antics. Yet somehow, John’s ability to tell a story combined with reading between the lines make his book filled with absolute excess expose valuable life lessons.
Without further delay, John LeFevre shared his “Top 5 Life Tips” in an AffluenceAvenue.com exclusive. Listen closely.
Know a little bit about everything: art, business, current events, politics, pop culture, sports, real estate, wine, travel, etc. It will help you be more interesting to any colleague, client, or prospective partner. Once you are conversing with someone in their comfort zone, they feel better about themselves, which makes them feel better about you.
Measure yourself only against your previous self. There are always people who have, through luck or skill, achieved greater success than you. All you can do is try to be better than you were yesterday. And never forget, if you’re reading this, you are still better off than 99% of the people who have ever lived.
Drink more. Laugh more. Make time for friends. Life is so short, and statistically speaking… it won’t be that extra whiskey or the occasional cigar that kills us.
Rules (or even lists like this) are for the obedience of fools, and the guidance of wise men.
Remember: You die twice, once when you stop breathing, and again, when someone mentions your name for the last time. How long you do you plan on living?