With so many high schoolers approaching graduation in the coming weeks and my birthday just around the corner, I want to reflect on the advice I’d give my younger self after a decade of adulting. Afterwards, Eric joins me to talk about what we wished we’d known when we were younger.
We also answer a question all about finding confidence as an entrepreneur and navigating social situations, asked by a listener who is in high school right now!
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In This Conversation We Cover:
- Doing what makes you happy
- Grounding yourself
- Letting go of expectations
- Learning how to make money
- Needing support
- Listening (and more listening!)
- Fighting yourself
- Being present
- Letting the love in
- Putting up a facade
- Trying to live up to other people’s expectations
- Being #rebelliousasfuck
- Following your truth
- Getting labeled ‘fart boy’
- Navigating social situations & parties
- Developing your skills as a young entrepreneur
Want to put some of our advice into practice?
For navigating social situations –
Try writing in a journal about a social situation that you’re holding onto but is no longer serving you. Write out how it’s impacted your life, why you’re holding onto it, and how you’re going to release it. Go deep, and then go a little bit deeper.
For being a young entrepreneur –
What is the thing that people keep telling you that you’re really good at? What do people come to you and ask advice about? Now how can you take that skill or quality and build a service, platform, or product on it? What people will you need to help you accomplish that, for support or expertise?
Have a question or suggestion for us? Let me know on Instagram! @theconfusedmillennial
3:35 Let go of your standards and expectations of others now before it becomes even more painful than these last few years. People will always disappoint you if you don’t.Click To Tweet
4:37 Quitting does not equal failure. It’s advocating for yourself.Click To Tweet
28:25 Just remember, high school is an awkward time. Everyone is struggling with self-identity issues, they don’t know where they’re going in life, and you’re not alone – you’re just not alone.Click To Tweet
28:50 Be true to yourself, don’t concern yourself with what you think other people are thinking about you, and know they’re having the same exact thoughts as they’re interacting with you, or hoping to interact with you.Click To Tweet
30:20 High school is just a period of insecurities. This is the first time you get to really ask yourself how you are going to choose to respond to the world. Are you going to choose to take on that victim mentality, or are you going to become an owner and creator of your life and reality?Click To Tweet
30:57 What is the worst that can happen? We are all making fools of ourselves, at any given point.Click To Tweet
42:10 We need to get better at taking the full package of praise and constructive criticism, not just toxic, harmful criticism.Click To Tweet
53:48 That blind entrepreneurial optimism is what creates the Mark Zuckberburgs of the world, the Elon Musks of the world because there are no barriers. If you don’t have that, you’re going to create fictional barriers that become real barriers to your success.Click To Tweet
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