What advice would you give your younger self?

My colleagues and I attended a networking event last night.

Most folks were reconnecting with the people they already knew.

Two young women stood out from the crowd.

They were pushing past their uncertainties and meeting complete strangers.

Their elevator introductions were succinct.

And their questions were insightful.

The question that knocked me back was this:

“What would you tell your 25-year-old self if you could go back in time and meet him?”

Here’s what I shared:
1. Worry less. Things have a way of working themselves out.
2. Be your authentic self. Lean all the way in on who you are and what makes you unique.
3. Brush off what others think of you. It doesn’t matter, and it never has.
4. Collect memories and experiences rather than stuff.

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