The Millennial Playbook: Unpacking Limiting Beliefs

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Today we start a new series with the
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author of the Millennial Playbook Ms
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Erica L Pierce. Arica is going to be
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starting off our discussion today
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unpacking how limiting beliefs can
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destroy your self-confidence.
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Welcome Arica, Thank you so much for being on the show.
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I’m not happy to be here. I am
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going to enjoy our conversation. I am at
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The mother of a Millennial, so
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thank you so much for sending me a copy
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of your book. It is an awesome book and I
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plan to share it when I’m done with it.
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Yeah you’re welcome
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think that the word APP was created
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for the younger generation. I remember
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I had this app. She said mom you know
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About Vimeo? I said yes because I am cool!
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I only knew of this app because I listen to podcast!
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and I know in your book
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Arika you talk about podcasts and you
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actually plug podcasts.
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I was listening to Tony
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different sources.
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All right well let me tell you a little
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bit more of my guest today Miss Arica
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Pierce is a generational strategist and
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Attorney, author, a millennial coach
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and speaker and again I’m learning
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because she introduced me to this new
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Term, Xennial. Of course you
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know Arica is going to expand on that term
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but Arica has a unique perspective and
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has developed strategies and techniques
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to bridge Millennials to generations
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before and after them. So welcome again
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Arica. I normally start off the show
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by asking my guests to tell me their
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journey from you know to where they are
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today you know and yours is I’m very
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curious because you have different genres. you are an
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Attorney, Generational Strategist which
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to me is a coach and an Author.
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So, tell me how did you come about to
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embark on this journey, and how did you
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get to where you are today.

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Thank you so much for having me on, I’m
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really excited about our discussion
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today and yes I mean it has been a
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journey but you know I think really my
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my path professionally and awesome
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personally has been a testament of just
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something I believe in which is to
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always evolve and to be to be
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comfortable with being uncomfortable so
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I you know sort of dipped my toe in a
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couple of different areas and I just see
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where it goes so in terms of how I went
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from being an Attorney to now focused on
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bridging generations and coaching
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Millennials. Really it goes back to the
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term that you use before Xenial.
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Which it’s a real term, I didn’t make it
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Up. I get asked that all the time.
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It’s you know if you read certain
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articles and as such even in places like
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New York Times they use the term Xennial. That means is that I am
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the micro generation between Generation
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X and millennial. I was born in March 1980
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and Millennials you know the years vary
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a little bit in terms of the source the
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source that’s defining Millennials but
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usually they’re born between 1981 and
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1996; and so I’m sort of in this
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in-between place where I remember life
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without you know technology being in
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your hands and having the internet you
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Know. I remember way before any apps and
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it’s such but also I you know I’m still
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on the younger side enough
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where I now live a life where I am very
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dependent on apps. I mean
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I download apps from the from the app
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store on a weekly basis. I have everything
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Delivered. I don’t know why anyone would
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even go to the grocery store or
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mall anymore.
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Yeah, you are a user. Okay so, you
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understand both sides of the perspective
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and I think that naturally just
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made me a bridge. Also in my
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professional life. I mean even when I
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worked as an Attorney and in
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other sort of consulting work,
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I was the one that was always trying to
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help that younger generation even though
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I wasn’t much older but still coaching them
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through some of the things that I had
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learned through my journey and that I
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had learned from all the generations
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that they didn’t necessarily
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want to hear. So I just
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naturally became that that bridge and I
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started to do some informal coaching and some informal speaking
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about the bridge of generations.
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How we can work together and better
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understand each other and that sort of
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Things. This new career focus has
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has brought me in terms of really
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focusing on strategizing so
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that the four generations that are now
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working together in the workplace can
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can really get along.
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To be quite honest as well as making
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sure the millennial generation is better
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understood that they’re more successful
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and they don’t
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necessarily live up to the bad rap that
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they get in the
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media and from other folks so helping
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them to sort of break out of that
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millennial negative brand.
That is awesome. We’re off
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to a great start. You’re doing good
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work because each generation has
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their little quirks and the things that
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they do and bridging them is really
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Good. You ended up saying
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that four generations are in the
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workplace and yeah I’m pretty sure that
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management can they can benefit
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from reading some of the information in
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your book, so that they can know how to
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talk to at least one of their
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Generations! All right, so what do
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you feel are some of the limiting
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mindsets that Millennials have?
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I’d like to turn to your book on
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page 15, you say that Millennials are
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described as Entitled, Impatient, Tech
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Obsessed, Pampered, Self-absorbed and Lazy.
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So, that’s how people feel about them but
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how do they feel about themselves?
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According to your research how
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does that affect some of the
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limiting mindsets that they have?
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I think it’s a great
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question that I wish more people would
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Ask, because I feel like there’s
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lots of people that are talking about
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what they think Millennials are like and
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not as many people asking
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what do Millennials know. How do they
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view themselves? I’ll say this
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I think that Millennials
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don’t view themselves as any of
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these of these adjectives that you just
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Listed. Certainly none of these are very
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Positive; but I do think that
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they have a mindset that backed by
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parts of their upbringing. So, for example
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Millennials are definitely part of that
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everyone gets a trophy generation, so because of
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that they definitely have a mindset
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where everyone is equal. I think
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in many ways that can be limiting
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especially as they transition to
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adults and transition into their careers
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and into the workplace. The reason
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why I say this is because I think
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Millennials oftentimes again they
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Feel they’re entitled.
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They feel that on their
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first day of work they could be the boss.
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Even though they have
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zero work experience, they still feel that everyone is
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equal and so they should have all the
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same access and an
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ability to share their mind and speak
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their views. As much as someone who’s
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been doing the job for a much longer
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period of time that they have.

Millennials communicate and the level of
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transparency that they’re they’ve grown
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accustomed to again I think you know for
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Millennials the mindset is that
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communication should be quick, it should
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be easy, you don’t necessarily have to
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think too much about it, you could just
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send someone over a text message.
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I think that can be limiting especially as you transition
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to work. Sometimes we need
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to be more thoughtful with our
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approaches especially at work and
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in professional capacities. I mean
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sometimes you need to think through what you say, and how you say it, who
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you’re saying it to.

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So this is good wisdom and that is
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absolutely a trait of the Millennials
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nobody thinks about
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anything and I like the fact that you
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said that they want to access they think
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that they can come into
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a job and they don’t care that
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somebody’s been there 30 years that they
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feel they’re entitled
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to the same to the same access but you
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know on the flip side of that again as
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you were talking about everyone
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gets the trophy and everyone is equal.
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I’m seeing that in relationships and I
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guess at some point in our show, I don’t
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know if you touch on this in
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your book; but we should look at how
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Millennials deal with
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Relationships. It’s obviously equal since there’s so much
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interracial marriages.
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The next question I have is how do
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you feel that these limiting
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mindsets erode self-confidence.
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Self-confidence sure I mean I I think
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honestly that the everyone gets a
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trophy I think that can have
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definite have a negative
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impact on your self-confidence. So, for
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example if I have been raised in a way
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where I believe that I’m
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entitled to justice, when I am faced with
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Rejection, that certainly will impact my
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self-confidence. so even though you may you
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believe that you are equal, when
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you first get that rude awakening that you’re not, that
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Starts to happen sometimes in your early
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Twenties, especially when you’re in
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College; but definitely once you
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enter into the workplace. I think that
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that’s when you know you really see that
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there are going to be people who will
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quickly rise to the top and they’re
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going to be people who will
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stay at the bottom and that’s why it’s
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important to make sure you’re doing
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everything you can to make
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yourself stand out in a positive way
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from your peers. I do believe that
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you know that’s where self-confidence is
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really important because if you don’t
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have that confidence even when
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you start to become more competitive
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with others that’s when a
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lack of self-confidence can start to
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to take over. I also think again going
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back to technology that
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definitely impacts self-confidence and
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and that just the reliance on technology
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because of social media to be honest
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with you, we live in a world now
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where there’s so much competition on
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social media to live your best
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Life.
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Millennials are the first generation
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where they honestly are living two lives. I mean
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they have their real life in love and they have this social
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media life. They have to deal with
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as well and I know a lot of times non
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Millennials don’t take that seriously
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they’ll say well that’s just silly that
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you know someone is so concerned with
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social media that they was that would
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impact their self-confidence or how they
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feel about themselves but that’s real
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Life. We have to acknowledge
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that and we have to help
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Millennials to work through those
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types of those issues.

Adulting

I want to talk to Arica on the topic of Adulting, that she
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talks a lot about in her book.
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I actually heard it somewhere else on social media.
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It’s just a beautiful word and I loved
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it and that is adulting.
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Can you explain it what
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exactly is adulting and how does that
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relate to our topic on mindset today?

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Adulting just means that you’re doing the duties and the
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responsibilities of a fully developed adult.
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Millennials use it a lot you know to be
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Funny; but I do think that there
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is that the term does make a
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lot of sense I mean I think it could be
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used as both like a verb and all
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different types of ways; but I do think
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for Millennials specifically the
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transition to adulting has been a
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little bit tougher than previous
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Generations. So that’s why there’s so
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much emphasis on adulting.
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I see with a lot of Millennials that I
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Coach, there is a reluctance to sort of let go from
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Childhood.

I know you talk about branding and you talk
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about looking for a job and becoming a
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fully developed adult. What are some of
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the plays that you talked about in your
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book to help Millennials?

What I try to do in the book is give very
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actionable advice. It’d be
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really easy to write a book and say go
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out and be a successful adult and you
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Know, make good decisions and you know
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Exercise, drink water, and keep a job and
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save money right? I mean that those are I
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would say a lot of us don’t create goals
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but the specifics are not there; so I
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really use every chapter to give very
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clear or actionable advice on
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how you can do specific things. For
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Example, when I talk about how
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to look for a job I go through the
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Specifics. Why it’s important
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to have things like a LinkedIn profile,
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when you’re applying for jobs
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that you’re doing it in the right way.
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How to make sure that you are
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presenting your best
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self on interview day what to do in
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terms of following up after an interview.
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Once you have the job, how to keep the
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job and again I go very specific. I say
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things like on your first day
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set three goals of the things that you
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want to accomplish at that job and it’s
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not just you know I want to do I want to
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do well here. It’s what are three things
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you want to do? Do you want to work on a
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certain project? Do you want to get promoted
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within six months? Things like
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That. I go again very detailed to make sure you get to work on
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Time. Getting to work on time, being at
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your desk ready to work as soon as you
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know you’re supposed to be there. Etc. It’s
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very specific you know in
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terms of those types of things.
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Networking when you go to a networking
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event make sure you speak with three people and stay 30
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minutes after. All of those types of things make you
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a successful adult. That’s why I called it a
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playbook that was in a usable format
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easy to read I tell stories of based
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upon my own adulting experiences.

I like what you say about your brand is
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that you are the CEO of ME Incorporated,
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the chief marketing officer for the
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brand to call you.
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As a coach that’s what I teach my clients, that you
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are you are the lid.

That goes back to being the CEO of ME
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Inc. It’s up to you to make sure that
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you’re running your own brand and you
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are really developing those
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qualities about yourself that will set
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you apart in a very positive way and it
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makes everyone have a very positive sort
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of brand experience from you the same
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way that we expect out of the
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brands that we use like Target and Apple
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and you know Chipotle

As we close Arica how you readers pick up a copy of your book?
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Arica will be back for several more
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episodes and we will dive in deeper into
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some of the other things and traits that
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Millennials can use some help with in
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order to succeed and to Live their Best
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Lives Now. Not when you’re 80,
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not when you’re 50 not when they’re 40
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But right now.
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All of the things that come with
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Adulting, one of the things that I always
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suggest to some of the Millennials that
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I coach is taking one hour a week to
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think and to strategize about what you
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want to happen in your life.
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if you think about it one hour a
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week is not that it’s not that much but
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you’d be surprised if you just
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take that time turn off your phone turn
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off technology and just think about I
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like to put mine in a notebook and think
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about what are your goals for the week
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it might be for the month for the year
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but just spend that time thinking that
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can really help you I believe with your
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self-confidence because it will give it
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will give you an opportunity to start to
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put some order and what you want to do
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which I think can you know what helps us
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make better decisions and also helps us
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feel better about ourselves when we
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really feel like we are going down a
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circuit path instead of just sort of
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living by the you know the seat of our
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pants so that would be my advice is take
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time to think and if it can’t be an hour
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make it half hour make it 10 minutes but
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then some time or just strategizing on
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your life right now as a millennial and
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that will really help you draw out your
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past going forward awesome. Yes I agree
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I meditate every morning and
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I will tell you that it really affects
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everything it just not only affects your
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mood affect your vibration.
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but yeah it’s you know you can’t go
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anywhere if you don’t have a goal you
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know like one of my favorite sayings
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yeah one of my favorite things in
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something that Millennials can understand
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which is Alice in Wonderland is that
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If you don’t know where
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you’re going then it doesn’t matter
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where you end up! So you got to strategize
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and you have to have a plan.
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Without a plan it stays a dream.
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