Through speaking, writing, and mentorship, I teach youth how to become meaningful leaders. For the past 3 years, I have been interviewing accomplished people from around the world to uncover their best success advice for teenagers.
My goal is to provide a generation who is typically taught to champion victimhood, collectivism, and group think, with an alternative— a paradigm rooted in reason, individualism, and critical thinking.
I speak to the young, ambitious Gen-Zers who feel trapped by their current environment and are yearning to live an extraordinary life.
My journey from a stereotypical, left-leaning college student to an empowered, freethinking individual began when I read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
Prior to picking up the novel, I viewed myself as a victim. This attitude started when I turned 16, during what felt like the worst year of my life. . . we're talking parents divorcing, grandparents dying, and feeling completely alone.
AKA: a teenager’s living hell.
I didn't know how to deal with these major life changes, *cue depression and anxiety.* During my late teenage years, I struggled to cope with my self-destructive and suicidal thoughts. I saw therapists and took antidepressants, but I still felt meh. I was a stressed out and unfulfilled by my unimpressive life.
After being exposed to Ayn Rand’s writing, my mindset started to change. I learned that if I wanted to get better, it was up to me to do so.
I became inspired by the thought of self-authorship, and at 19 years old, I decided to turn my life around. No longer would I be a victim. I vowed to study personal development until I had dug myself out of the hole I got myself in.
Leaders like Darren Hardy, Tony Robbins, and Lisa Nichols introduced me to brand new possibilities. By following their teachings, I became mentally stable, emotionally intelligent, and full of life.
Immediately after I figured out how to improve my health and happiness, I started to wonder why I hadn't heard from these leaders when I was 15 years old. Where were their books, their videos, and their podcasts when I needed them most?
I had no idea they existed at that time, but if I did, I could have spared myself days filled with endless panic attacks and feelings of dread.
That's when the idea for If I Were Your Daughter was born. At 20 years old, I decided to write the book I wish I had as a teenager.
A book filled with advice from successful people around the world to help me navigate my teenage years.
For the past 3 years, I have been traveling around the world, interviewing the most interesting, accomplished people I can find.
From Twitter’s first investor, to Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, to youngest bestselling business author in American history, the diverse group of mentors I’ve spoken with have shared their best success advice for Gen-Z.
Now compiling all of these life insights, I am working on my book everyday and plan to have it done by the end of 2020.
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