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Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Learning from our past experiences is one of the most fascinating things about being a human. When things get tough in your present life, it's so easy to be hard on yourself and forget that fact that you've always made it through, and will continue to keep going onwards and upwards towards good things. Kansas City based artist Cat Coquillette's illustrations and attitude will remind you to stay strong and look on the very brightest side of life. We asked her to give some advice to her younger self in hopes that we can all learn from her mistakes, world travels, and triumphs. Want more inspiraion? Checkout Ruben Ireland and Arden Wray's notes to their younger selves.

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

1. When you're comfortable, you're bored. Take risks!

2. Make mistakes, but pay attention to the lessons learned.

3. Have tough skin. Critiques are key to growth.

4. Don't be afraid of change, some of the best things happen after a life shift. 

5. Embrace various revenue streams; invest a little in a lot

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

6. PRIORITIZE TRAVELING

7. Passion and talent are key, but so is being a good business person. Know your worth, learn how to negotiate, and market yourself. 

8. Lots of people will offer you advice throughout life. Always listen, but ultimately follow your own intuition.

9. Seize every opportunity for growth, even the ones that push you out of your comfort zone. Your confidence will bloom and your career will expand in ways you never imagined. 

10. KEEP LEARNING, KEEP WONDERING, KEEP EXPERIMENTING. 

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Tropical Green

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Monarch Butterfly

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Water Buffalo

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Seaweed

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

La Vie + La Mort

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Vietnamese Lanterns

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

Alpacas

Know Your Worth: Cat Coquillette’s Letter To Her Younger Self

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houseofhotei commented on Monday, December 12, 2016 11:49am
Great advice!
zado commented on Monday, December 12, 2016 12:46pm
hey cat...you are by far one of my favorite artists at S6...just happy vibes, thank you...:-)
inourgardentoo commented on Monday, December 12, 2016 5:51pm
Amazing! Your art really expresses your enthusiasm for living life! : )
ElisaGabi commented on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:40am
Beautiful story :)
Dorian Legret commented on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:37pm
Nice ! :)
Lily Metcalfe commented on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:01am
Thanks for sharing! great advice, great art.
GhettoNerd A.K.A Philip Johnso… commented on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:14am
Inspiring!
psychologist commented on Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:23am
Cat Coquillette commented on Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:25am
Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate the kind words. I really enjoyed writing this– it gave me an opportunity for some self-reflection during a crazy/busy time of year.
ArtOLena commented on Friday, December 16, 2016 7:25am
Good job, Cat Coquillette, very creative! 🌺🌸
Printables Passions commented on Friday, December 16, 2016 8:10am
Your work is amazing, nice post too! :)
Julie Erin Designs commented on Friday, December 16, 2016 8:21am
Awesome article and love your designs Cat Coquillette, you totally inspire me!
Dominique Vari commented on Friday, December 16, 2016 8:51am
Wonderful list, and wonderful work!
GringoFace commented on Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:55pm
Yeah.. My home place Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
Sandy Moulder commented on Monday, December 26, 2016 10:17am
Beautiful work!
Brett Wiseman commented on Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:21am
Such beautiful work. An inspiration!

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