To My Younger Self

To my younger self,

Please understand that working hard isn’t enough.  You’re going to have to accept recognition for what you’ve done, and make sure that people understand how awesome you are. Recognition is a good thing, even if you’re embarrassed.  Learn to smile and say, “Thank you”.  Don’t let anyone else take credit or assume credit for your hard work.  Work hard now, so that you can get where you want to go.  Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, then demand it.  Don’t be afraid to set high goals, and reach for them.  How else are you going to get there?

Younger self, It’s OK to argue your point, and stand your ground.  You don’t always have to be so nice to everyone.  It’s OK if people don’t like you.  Not everyone is going to like you anyway.

Follow your dreams.  Even if they’re scary.  You won’t regret that semester studying abroad in high school.  And you won’t regret taking that really cool internship.  Travel before you have kids, and don’t rush into it.  Don’t be afraid to take risks.  You have an amazing support system, and should take chances to fly.

To my younger self- get off your butt and keep exercising.  Make sure you get enough sleep, and stop drinking the stupid Coca Cola.  Keep the weight down.  You don’t want to have to deal with losing it later.

Younger self- you did a great job taking care of the kids, and having them so early.  That was a great plan.  You also did everything you could for your parents.  Know that it will be a really rough road ahead, but it will be worth every second of it, and when it’s over, you’ll miss them.

Younger self- you did a pretty good job.  I’m proud of how well you set me up, and how far along you got, even not knowing so many things, and having so many lessons to learn.



All Categories

Business Operations

Entrepreneur Interviews

Marketing, Networking, & Social Media

Self Care & Personal Development

Working Moms

Business Software and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizing Tips


Career Building

Family Businesses


Starting Your Own Business

Work-Life Balance


Hiring Help

Management & Leadership

Time Management & Priorities

Women in Leadership

Recent Posts

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

Protecting your merchandise from theft is a critical aspect of running a successful business. In a world where security threats are ever-present, safeguarding your inventory is essential. Not only does it protect your bottom line, but it also ensures the safety of...

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

In the dynamic world of business, having the right team of experts is not just beneficial; it is essential for success and growth. For female leaders who are carving out their paths in business, marketing, or HR, knowing which experts to have on board can make a...

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

As a woman in a medical workplace, you have a lot of responsibility, not just to yourself but to other women who will come along after you. Asserting yourself in your workplace and gaining the respect of other employees and leadership is essential to a successful career. You have worked hard to get where you are, you don’t want to lose momentum.

Continue to grow with online leadership training and more. Follow these tips to assert yourself in the medical workplace.

Want To Sell Property Fast?  Do These 5 Things

Want To Sell Property Fast? Do These 5 Things

Mike Johnson is a freelance writer and human rights activist and enthusiast. Through his extensive research and commitment to the field of law, Mike has established himself as a well-decorated writer in this field. Mike currently settles in Las Vegas.

Generations of Success: The Unique Charms of Family-Run Home Businesses

Generations of Success: The Unique Charms of Family-Run Home Businesses

The blog celebrates the heartwarming essence of family-run home businesses. It delves into their special qualities: the personal touch they offer, the deep expertise passed through generations, the cozy and inviting atmosphere they create, their integral role in the community, adaptability, genuine passion, meticulous care in crafting goods, and the captivating stories woven into their existence. Supporting these businesses isn’t just about transactions; it’s about nurturing the soul of our communities, preserving traditions, and embracing authenticity in a world that sometimes feels distant.