“Make lots of friends”
As you grow up and face with different challenges in life, there are times that you would need friends, and not family, to help you get through your issues. Make lots of friends, from different walks of life, from different background, and with different skills. But never be blindly influenced by them, form your own opinion based on your judgement.
“Be really good at what you love”
If you really love doing something, be sure that you practice so hard that you are the best at it. Things will work out once you own the skill, or craft.