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Hey everyone and welcome to The Confused Millennial!

What you can expect from this blog is a lot of rants, some typos, and #TRUTH! 

I started my business about two years ago after getting fired twice. I was always afraid to call myself a "coach" because, honestly, I thought the coaching community was bullshit, and I still do. That's not to say I haven't met some awesome coaches along the way, but I think the majority of them are full of crap and sleazy.  They push there lies and false promises down you're throat and make it seem like if you don't sign up with them now you're screwed! And if you don't get the results you want there's something wrong with you.

I realized my biggest asset as a "coach" (for lack of a better word) has actually been my greatest struggle... You see I know that I know nothing. That's right, I know nothing. I haven't felt like an expert EVER in my life, yet people tell me I am so I roll with it... feeling like I know nothing has allowed met to always be learning from the best, but it has also stopped me from sharing in an authentic way since I've been so scared that other people will realize I know nothing too. 

But I don't really care anymore. I went through this whole "rebrand" for my business, and sure I can offer all of the services I promise, and I have a super pretty and "polished" website (designed by yours truly :-), but guess what, I hate it and every time I look at it, I feel like a fraud. Why? I have no idea... I can do and have done everything I say I can, but my day to day does not look like that. I spend most days in my pajamas, work out clothes, or bathing suit. I do have really nice professional clothes and if you see me at a networking event I will totally look and feel like that website probably, but if you know me (like really know me) that's not me. I curse too much, I never wear make-up, and I literally slap my knee when I laugh ( total dork move, at least that's what people have told me my whole life).  

I need to let you know right now that I know nothing. All I have learned is from watching videos, life experience, and reading blogs. In fact, most of the information in my coaching packages can be found in a quick google search... That's right! You pay me hundreds to thousands of dollars for stuff you can find on Google. 

I realize I may be totally destroying my business right now, and I am totally okay with that. I have actually been missing waitressing, I loved the camaraderie and fast pace, so I am fully prepared to go back to it if all my clients fire me after this and nobody ever buys another coaching package from me again... Or you can say "fuck yes! This chick gets the struggle is real!" and sign up for a free consult call, don't worry I am not a good seller and will probably just spend the entire call giving you free advice and forget to tell you anything about my services unless you ask. 

If you haven't already, I do suggest you sign up for the newsletter to this blog (not the bullshit one on my "business website" - you will actually get real talk here... there you will get the same old wishy washy coaching crap you can find on any other coaches website. 

With love & honesty,


Rachel Ritlop

Rachel Ritlop is a millennial career and business coach. Rachel passionately empowers her clients to make more money and build their dream careers. Rachel is also the founder of TheConfusedMillennial.com, a Gen Y lifestyle blog sharing experiences, struggles, insight, and educating readers to navigate their twenties and thirties.