The Best Of 2018 : How My Older Self Would Coach My Younger Self

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In our LIFT Office, our local DFW community and across our nation, people are doing work that matters, work that is impacting lives.

This remarkable work is being done by ordinary, dedicated people who are doing work they believe in, and their work is making the world a better place.

Small. Great. Things.

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We asked our members and guests to complete the statement:  My older self would coach my younger self to…

This is one of our favorite questions our LIFT Office members and guests answered.  There are so many good and insightful answers. We think you enjoy these highlights and insights from 2018.

Wisdom with Age

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . Not make hasty decisions when the big things mattered.  – Joey Kramer, Hope Chiropractic Center

My older self would coach my younger self to . . .  Hmmmm.  I wouldn’t try to change any of the bad decisions or outcomes – that’s when I learned most – so I’m tempted to not coach at all.  I do think I could have been a better communicator during tough situations involving people I worked with.  Too often, I avoided hard conversations and that hurt others and me.  – Tom Miller, LIFT Office & Director of WCU Professional Selling Program

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . not be afraid to ask. For help, for an introduction, for advice–just do it!  – Anna Price, TEAM

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . read, wake up early, avoid eating grains, save money.  – Joe Crenshaw, Rev19

My older self would coach my younger self to . . .  Be more patient and to rest while always pushing forward. – Ponce Duran, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . Don’t think so negatively and with a scarcity mindset. It really does not help. Be more positive and think abundantly.  – Shane Bender, Bender CFO Services

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . to take advantage of every moment to connect with and learn from as many people as I could.  – Jarvis Boyd, Owner Chick-Fil-A

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . be ambitious, work your tail off & do good.  Also, be a bull-dog when it comes to prioritizing & tending to your personal health & primary relationships.  – Tracy Levinson, Author

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . turn it off. Have start and end times for work. Still figuring that one out.  – Chuck Finney, Finney Media

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . value people over profits, travel the world when you are young and care free, invest in Amazon, Microsoft…etc. (LOL)  – Martin Rojas, US Roast

Wisdom Through Experience

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . take on as much responsibility as you can handle. Responsibility gives you a purpose and molds you into a successful and competent individual.  – Andrew Kussmaul, Kussmaul Legal

My older self would coach my younger self to . . .Dump the idiot boyfriend sooner.  – Erica Davis-Frimpong, Admin Annie

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . to be more aware of the power words have.  You can use them to build others up or to tear them down.  – Christina Cates, LIFT Office

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . only stress about what you can control.  – Micah Buehler, Fractional CFO

My older self would coach my younger self to . . . when the task list is forever long and things go sideways, remember, this too shall pass.  AND, keep learning, be curious, listen and ask questions.  Tina Landry, LIFT Office

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