Vanessa Van Edwards: Seek learning opportunities in everything.

“Every time you think to yourself, ‘I already know this’ or ‘This isn’t for me,’ try turning it around by asking, ‘How can I make this work for me?’ This instantly puts you into a learning mindset and helps you see opportunities everywhere. I learned this from Marie Forleo and it has fundamentally changed how I approach my business life.” Vanessa is a brilliant behavioral scientist on a quest to teach people how to effectively communicate and accomplish their dreams. Check out her online class, Master Your People Skills.

 Guy Kawasaki: Listen to your customers (while you still have the chance).

“I’ve had lots of good advice but this one is one of the best. ‘As long as people are complaining, they still want to do business with you. When they stop complaining is when you need to worry.’ It was from Marty Gruber, president of a jewelry manufacturer that I was working for in Los Angeles, way before my tech career.” Guy is an immensely successful startup founder, best-selling author, and investor. He’s currently the chief evangelist at Canva, an online graphics design service that makes it easy to create graphics without any previous skills.

Lewis Howes: Invest in yourself.

“Grant Cardone told me to invest more of the money I make back into my brand and in myself. Always invest in you!” Lewis is an accomplished former professional football player and lifestyle entrepreneur that’s taught thousands how to turn their passions into viable online businesses and has built a powerful personal brand on the back of his top-ranked business podcast.

Sheryl Sandberg: Seize incredible opportunities that come your way.

“The best advice I ever received was from Eric Schmidt, when he was Google’s CEO & I was thinking about not taking the offer from Google. He told me that when picking a job, only one criterion mattered: fast growth. He said, ‘If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.” Sheryl, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer is very focused on empowering women to become leaders in business through her book and frequent speaking engagements with her organization, LeanIn.

Tim Ferriss: Choose your friends wisely.

“The best advice I’ve ever received is ‘you are the average of the 5 people you associate with most.’ I’ve actually heard this from more than one person, including bestselling authors, Drew Houston of Dropbox, and many others who are icons of Silicon Valley. It’s something I re-read every morning. It’s also said that ‘your network is your net worth.’  These two work well together.” Tim, a 3x NYT best-selling author and CreativeLive instructor of The Four Hour Life, recently launched his brand new TV Show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment.