For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on the lookout for wisdom.

The funny thing about wisdom is that it comes in many different forms, it can be gleaned from all kinds of situations and you’ll hear it in all kinds of places.

One unexpected place where I’ve found MANY such examples of this is from LifeProTips on Reddit. There is some CRAZY good advice here!

After several months of collecting the best nuggets of wisdom I could find, I decided to compile 30 of them here on the blog, because I think they’re all worth taking to heart.

1. Reread it the next day with fresh eyes

LifeProTip24 - reread it the next day with fresh eyes

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2. Ask your employees

LifeProTips23 - ask your employees what the hardest part of their job is

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3. Never expect to get lent money back

LifeProTip22 - never expect to get lent money back

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4. Tell them while they’re still alive

LifeProTip21 - tell them while they're still alive

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5. When the walls are too thin

LifeProTip28 - 10 minutes of silence

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6. Be a problem solver, not a problem creator

LifeProTip26 - be a problem solver not a problem creator

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7. Change the form of communication

LifeProTip25 - change the form of communication

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8. Never pay a company to work for them

LifeProTip27 - if you ever have to pay a company to work for them, it's a scam. Walk away.

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9. The Spent Giftcard Trick

Life Pro Tip 1 - Spent Giftcard Trick

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10. Change the Locks

Life Pro Tip 2

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11. Pay Full Price


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12. The 10-10-10 Rule


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13. Taking Unsolicited Advice


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14. When You’re Approved for Credit


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15. When People Make Mistakes


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16. You Get What You Negotiate


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17. Find Your Dream Job


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18. Buy a Book Instead of a Card


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19. If you have something nice to say about someone, say it!

LifeProTip11 - if you have something nice to say about someone, say it!

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20. Keep one extra day.

LifeProTip12 - keep one extra day after vacation

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21. Say something you like about them.


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22. Ask them what they’re passionate about.

LifeProTip14 - ask what they're passionate about

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23. Don’t talk about an achievement until it’s 100% set in stone.

LifeProTip15 - don't talk about an achievement until it's complete

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24. Admit your mistakes.

LifeProTips16 - if you make a mistake admit it

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25. Establish common ground.

LifeProTip17 - when debating establish common ground

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26. When someone says or does something that makes you happy, tell them!

LifeProTip18 - when someone makes you happy tell them

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27. When you get great ideas, do them right away.

LifeProTip19 - write down great ideas and do them right away

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28. Focus on the error and not the person.

LifeProTip20 - when someone makes an error put the emphasis on the error

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29. Don’t put your life on hold waiting for closure.

LifeProTip29 - don't put your life on hold waiting for closure

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30. If something scares you, do it three times.

LifeProTip30 - if something scares you, do it three times

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Do you have any great LifeProTips that everyone should know about? Share them with us in the comments below!

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  1. Douglas J Kuester says:

    Don’t sweat the petty stuff, pet the sweaty stuff!!!

    1. That definitely belongs on this list. Can’t believe I left out such profound words of wisdom.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Howard Zonder says:

    I love every one of these. Nice collection Seth!

  4. Mike says:

    “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – Michael Corleone

    1. Zainab says:

      Good share.. I believe in it too

  5. Leo Wainhouse says:

    I like your 20 pieces of wisdom especially the ones about dealing with people. I was fortunate enough to have a “life coach” in my former employment and took away those nuggets and many more. How about “ Listen for understanding, not for your own response back”. If you practice this it’s crazy how you can build relationships.

    1. I love that! Thanks for sharing Leo. 🙂

    2. Alicia says:

      Here’s another in the Corleone vein- “Never sit with your back to the door.” Thank you, Seth!

      1. Thanks for reading, Alicia!

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