Happy Sunday grinders! I have been so busy learning the ins & outs of video editing & the world of YouTube (subscribe to my channel here!) that I have neglected coming on here & just writing. I have been reflecting on the past year & all of the changes I’ve experienced. I thought it could be helpful to share the three biggest lessons I learned in my late twenties. My confidence has never been greater, & these three things have had a major impact on its improvement.
- Speak your mind, & learn to say “no.” I have always been a “Yes Woman”, consistently taking on too much & never doing what I truly wanted to do. Today, I still take on a lot, but I only do what I want to. If it doesn’t bring me happiness, or if it isn’t conducive to my goals, I have learned to say “No.” At first, saying “no” made me feel like a super bitch, but now it only makes me feel empowered. I know that it isn’t coming from a negative place, & it’s okay to put myself first right now. Also, if something is on my mind, I now finally feel comfortable talking about it. I used to bottle up so much to the point I would have a complete mental breakdown. Over the past year, I have learned that even the awkward, somewhat painful conversations are necessary.
- Surround yourself with people that are smarter/more successful than you. Jessica Alba discussed this at a work conference I attended last April, & it truly struck a cord with me. I want more for myself- I want to become wiser, stronger, more successful. Would I be able to accomplish these things if I hung around a bunch of dummies? Maybe. But if I choose to be around the type of people I aspire to be, I am pretty positive I am going to get there quicker. Mentors & role models are so beneficial to one’s success in any area of life. This also changed my perspective on the way I do my hiring at work. My goal now is to hire those that are smarter than me instead of those who just meet the qualifications of the job. Not only does this make my job easier, but it pushes my business & myself to new levels of excellence.Surround yourself with people that are smarter/more successful than you. Click To Tweet
- It is okay to be wrong, & asking for help is not weakness. I am a stubborn woman. I also like to argue my points. Over the past 6 months or so, I have learned that sometimes you just need to let some arguments go. What does one accomplish from trying to prove they’re right 24/7? Not much. Once I outgrew the self-righteous mindset & got my head out of my ass, I realized there is still so much to learn in life. I do not know it all. So yes, I will be incorrect or completely clueless about some things. That’s okay. I can admit when I make a mistake, or when I need help. If I do not ask for help, I will never learn. And learning, folks, is what life is all about. It’s one huuuuge lesson, & it is supposed to be fun! So don’t take everything so seriously, learn how to admit your faults & reach out when you need support.
What lessons have you learned over the past year or so? I’d love to hear! Please leave them in the comments below. Let’s make it a great week!