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Would You Listen to Your Own Advice

First, a quick introduction. I'm Liza Gonzalez, the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at SkillMil.

During my weekend reads, an author wrote a letter to his younger self. It made me think, what piece of advice would I give to myself 10 years ago?


Today's experiences are opportunities for tomorrow. Believe that!

In ten years from now, you will be running a small HR tech company that specializes in helping transitioning veterans land their dream jobs. Say, again?! How will that happen?

Let go of the labels you are putting on yourself. Every experience and person you meet is guiding you. Despite what you think right now, an unemployed military spouse stationed abroad, traveling, studying, and pursuing photography, will create a professional environment that continues to serve your extended military family, encourage growth, and offer opportunities. Stop feeling guilty for pursuing your interests. You'll be working hard in "retirement." Trust me.

Each experience is a stepping stone to the place you landed today. Your life has gone full circle. You are living near your hometown and working with a team hand-picked by you and Noel to develop software, improve UX (user experience), and market HR technology, SkillMil. Your life is a blend of many minds and personalities that have led you home.

You are living with your beautiful family in a home you’ve created with hard work, creativity, and dedication. Don’t undervalue your time away from the workforce. You’ll rely on those memories for comfort and inspiration.

Every action you take is getting you that much closer to the organization of your dreams.

What do you wish you had known 10 years ago?




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