In celebration of my 45th birthday, here are 45 things I’ve learned over the years| Phette Hollins

1. Love who you see in the mirror

2019


2. Don’t chase love(rs)
3. Forgive your parents

1977


4. Trust your intuition
5. Don’t take things personally

1991


6. Laugh a lot
7. Smile more

1997, when lime green was poppin’ 🤣


8. Be honest
9. Don’t speak when angry
10. Not everybody is your friend


11. Action speaks louder than words
12. Teach people how to treat you
13. You are enough

1992, Senior Yearbook Pic


14. Be grateful
15. Live in the moment
16. Dream big


17. Live YOUR life

2014


18. Question everything
19. Be humble & don’t judge because –It CAN Happen To You (book plug 🤣)

2011, 1st book


20. Don’t rush into things
21. Have lots of SEX


22. Read

2013, 2nd book cover


23. Invest in learning yourself
24. Speak your truth
25. Learn something teach something

2011-2012


26. Have compassion
27. Eat the damn french fries & cake

2017


28. Shoot your shot
29. Don’t gossip
30. Poverty is a mindset not a life sentence
31. Manage your money and credit wisely


32. F The Joneses
33. Own some real estate
34. In order to heal you gotta keep it real
35. Pain is information trying to tell you something

1984


36. Listen more, talk less
37. Surround yourself with like-minded people

2019


38. Pay attention to those who free their time to spend with you & those who only spend time with you in their free time
39. If it lights you up, keep it. If it dims your light, let it go

2011


40. Don’t force yourself into jeans or friendships

2013


41. Once you master peace your life will become a masterpiece
42. Closed mouths don’t get fed
43. Be helpful when you can
44. Nurture your mental health
45. Sometimes you have to jump before you’re ready

2011

Do any of these resonate? Which one(s) is your favorite? Can you add to the list?

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