I will admit I watched the last 45 minutes of the Teen Choice Awards tonight. I turned it on just in time to hear Ashton Kutcher give some advice when he accepted the ultimate choice award.
Kutcher, 35, joked that he had received the “old guy award,” but the crowd didn’t stop cheering as he said this.
He spoke longer than anyone else accepting awards and took the opportunity to give some advice to viewers.
He left those watching with three pieces of advice:
1.) Opportunity looks a lot like work
Kutcher stated that: “I never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. Every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job before I had my next job.”
2.) Be sexy (read: Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous.)
“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous.”
3.) Build your own life
He also mentioned Steve Jobs. Kutcher portrays the Apple co-founder in the upcoming film, “Jobs.”
“Steve Jobs said when you grow up you tend to get told that world is the way that it is.”
Kutcher then said: “Everything around us that we call life was made up of people who are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. Build your life, don’t live it, find your opportunities and always be sexy.”
I don’t care if you’re an Ashton Kutcher fan or not, that was some pretty great advice.