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Hey Kristen (and Rachel :)),
Wow…you hit the nail on the head. I was nodding my head and internally screaming, “yes that’s exactly it!” while I read over your reply. My visionary Firestarter is and has been putting extra pressure on me to figure out my life since sophomore year of high school. It’s easy for me to become trapped in this thought-anxiety bubble where I can only have one path, one career, one business, etc. As for the questions “what do I want to create?” and “what problem do I want to solve?” those are a bit trickier to unpack. It feels as if I continuously notice things I would change or want to improve, but I either think it’s too big an issue to tackle or too small or I psyche myself out of taking the next step… I have a few gremlins I need to work on. What should I do when I have, say, three ideas I could see as potential business ventures, school clubs, etc.? How do I pick between them? I’m a dreamer, but I’m not entirely unrealistic. I simply don’t have the time or energy to have a 15-hour class load, part-time job/internship, involvement in other social groups, maintain my mental and physical well-being as a non-social butterfly AND jump on every idea that pops into my head. Nor do I want to; quality over quantity is much more important to me. Patience isn’t my strong suit, and I’m beginning to acknowledge it’s okay not to be on the Forbes 30 Under 30 right now (hey, I still have a decade to get there :)). Life experiences only come with time, and I GUESS I am still a spring chicken, even if I do like being in bed before 11 pm. But back to my main question, more often than not I don’t know where to start when I have a lightbulb moment.

I know this was kind of all over the place — I was writing as the thoughts came into into my head — but I’d love to know what you guys (and anyone else in the group) think and/or any tips!

P.S. If this is starting to sound like more coaching one-on-one territory, that’s fine too! I had been looking into the option for a while now but just wasn’t sure if you worked with clients who were still in college…