7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 16

1. Looks and popularity do not matter. Who you are as a person, how you treat yourself and others…that’s what matters!” — Dylan WeiserHolistic Health Coach

2. It is ok. Take it easy on yourself, listen to your intuition and stand up for yourself.— Ashly Rae, Wellness and Mindset Coach 

3. Trust that you are enough. Don’t allow anyone else to determine your destiny. Don’t rush. There is time. Know that you are awesome and good enough and believe in yourself enough to let your light shine.” — Dr. Zoe Shaw, Licensed Psychotherapist 

4. Do it. No fear, no questions, no doubts, just do it. We live in an age where there is information everywhere. We can be listening to podcasts 24/7, or gaining information from other thought leaders. But at the end of the day, you are the one that has to be happy and excited about the decisions you make. Once you start listening to your inner voice, the world really opens up.” — Elissa Prola, Personal Stylist

5.  “I would tell my 16 year old self that she is beautiful and that she doesn’t need validation from others. To ignore all the mean things that people said to her. Ignore the comments and know that those who picked on her were doing it because they were insecure with themselves and didn’t know how to properly express their feelings. Also, to not care what people think! Do what you want, don’t go to college and get a job because your family wants you to. Chase your dreams because anything is possible!”Nina Munoz, Fitness Trainer & Entrepreneur

6.  You have so much potential if you believe in yourself. There will be time for all the things you want to do but do the hard work now.Brittany Bullock, Consultant & Creator 

7.   “Don’t be afraid to be who you are. Weird is in and normal is boring! Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out!”Ady Meschke, Founder of Verbal Gold Blog

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