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#24 Imma let you finish, but first...

Imma let you live your life, but first, I’m going to share Susie Trujillo’s concept “But first, the end” with you. Rather than getting caught up in the fact that significant events in life are finite, Susie developed this idea to help herself and others live intentionally and find comfort in unpredictability.

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Victoria Nguyen
#21 Beyond the bars: Growing up with a parent in prison

Corey Banana has grown up in a life full of adversity. With her father facing time in jail as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and her mother raising her at age 16, Corey quickly learned the importance of building a life she wanted for herself at a young age. Now a published author, model and artist, Corey reflects on everything she needed to go through to get to where she is.

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#20 A Twenty-Something CEO and her Sustainable Swimwear Company

I hear about people starting businesses right out of high school or college all the time and think to myself, “How the eff did you learn how to do this??” because there is so much to consider – funding, designing the product or service, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and so much more (that my brain hurts just thinking about it).

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#19 Mo Money Mo Problems

I don't know about you, but I wish my college offered a personal finances course. I was taught to get a job, but no one ever explained how I should allocate my money. I just knew the gist: manage your debt, have a savings account and put money into an IRA or 401K. Sharing her framework for tracking money, saving for significant "adulting" moves and creating a budget is Cash Bar's Trina Patel.

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#18 Goodbye New Jersey, Hello San Francisco

A ton of "adulting" is involved when you move out of your parents' house, live with a significant other or try to build new friendships as an adult. For many, these take place on separate occasions, but for Kara Schwartz, they all tied together. In this episode, we discuss her move from a small town in New Jersey to San Francisco, Bart encounters, meet-cutes with new friends and learning to loosen the reigns on some of her living habits.

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#17 No Path, No Problem

To be completely honest, I’m tired of hearing my peers (and even myself) obsess over not having a detailed 5- or 10-year career plan. I think it’s great to have an idea of what you’d like to accomplish, come up with a few different paths you can see yourself going down and set up action items to get yourself there, but until you accept that things don’t always work out as planned, you’re going to freak out over every misstep and rob yourself of enjoying where you’re at.

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Victoria Nguyen
#16 Lady Boss Lessons from Grace Lanuza

Grace Lanuza is a powerhouse of a woman. She’s a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor to young women. Her confidence and positive outlook is infectious, but like everyone, she was not always this way. We talk about “need to haves” vs. “nice to haves,” spinning regrets into lessons and learning to let go of some responsibilities in order to grow your team.

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Victoria Nguyen