If it scares you, maybe you should try it!

Freedom: The Push & Pull

In a foggy, rainy afternoon, around 7 years ago, I found myself on the edge of a plane, 4,000 meters up in the air, looking down. Heart pumping. I’d seen the person in front of me slide to the edge, scream to their lungs’ content, and disappear outside. I was next.

This brings me to…

1: “The quarter life crisis”

Right, laugh away, the point is: in a world where “you code like a girl” is not yet a compliment (…we’ll make sure it is one day!), we are encouraged to follow the status quo. The usual “good grades, good university, top career” path.

2: “This man. These two”

The easiest lifehack? Find a mentor. A benchmark. Ask questions. Find those who have walked the talk and are where you want to be now.

3. “It’s all in the mind. What you think = become”

I want you to be open to it. Don’t quiet your voice, like I did. As Queen Bee touches upon in Flawless, we’re facing a deep cultural/societal issue…

4. “There are no failures, only lessons.”

As I run out of time to talk to you, let me leave you with a question:

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