In life, I've realized that I've made so many mistakes and most of them could've been avoided. Growing up, I've had tons of parents, friends and mentors who've advised me with the breadth and depth of their knowledge and tried to help me "do it right" and not repeat their mistakes. But being a young man who his own dreams and ambitions, I was either too confident, too ignorant, too apathetic or a combination of all three to heed most of their advice. As I transition into adulthood, I realize that, I too, am trying to mentor my younger brother, my friends and those who I care about. I relate to them my own experiences so that they don't have to endure the unnecessary suffering that I had once faced and fought. Life is a humbling experience and we learn something new everyday. While it is nice to learn for yourself and experience the world on your own terms, I am also mature enough to realize that advice and knowledge is one of the most precious gifts one can endow another and it should truly in my best interests to listen and appreciate.I'm sure all of you all trekked different paths and climbed different mountains to achieve the success you all currently enjoy. But the important thing is that you're (most of you anyways) are there now and you've built your businesses from scratch. On your ways in establishing your careers, what have been your biggest regrets? If there is one thing you could've done differently, what would it have been? For example:-It could be the client who was "the one that got away...," who had the assets to really augment your AUM-It could be avoiding that silly mailing campaign that really tarnished your reputation-It could be that you should've focused on seminars very early into your career-It could be that you should've really purchased that nice-looking BMW sooner so that you could impress your clients-It could be that you should tipped your CSA more from the beginning so she didn't treat your clients like crap-It could be that you should've worked 60 hours instead of 80 so you didn't get burnt outWhat were your biggest regrets in your career as a FA? I know part of this career is learning by experimentation to find what works and what doesn't work for myself. But at the same time, I've realized that I am just one man. I am a man who is vulnerable in making the same mistakes as everyone else. I am a man who can probably better himself by learning. I would be truly grateful if you guys could share with me some of your own experiences so that I don't fall into some unforeseen traps and make unnecessary mistakes on my way in establishing my business and my career.I would appreciate any feedback. It would be honor to learn from the best of the best.