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MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST: Providing Mental Health Counseling

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One is able to assist adolescents with many different backgrounds and skills as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Degree: Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions - Counseling and Guidance
Job Title: Marriage and Family Therapist

Job Summary: Mental Health Counselors

Job Description

Mental Health Counselors counsel with emphasis on prevention, and work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. They may help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Additional Info

Mental Health Counselors must be licensed. Licensure requires a master’s degree and 2 years of supervised clinical experience. They must pass a state-recognized exam and complete annual continuing education classes.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
30 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills

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m='15502'>a</span> <span m='15840'>youth</span> <span m='16170'>authority</span> <span m='16590'>prison</span> <span m='16860'>in</span> <span m='16995'>Stockton.</span> <span m='18170'>And</span> <span m='18275'>I</span> <span m='18380'>actually</span> <span m='18740'>work</span> <span m='19170'>with</span> <span m='19385'>the</span> <span m='19600'>males.</span> <span m='19905'>And</span> <span m='20057'>they're</span> <span m='20210'>coming</span> <span m='20540'>in</span> <span m='20770'>at</span> <span m='21130'>the</span> <span m='21250'>age</span> <span m='21370'>of</span> <span m='21490'>13</span> <span m='21850'>years</span> <span m='21977'>old--</span> <span m='22360'>haven't</span> <span m='22850'>even</span> <span m='23340'>developed</span> <span m='23650'>yet--</span> <span m='24865'>to</span> <span m='25270'>18</span> <span m='25760'>at</span> <span m='26005'>OH</span> <span m='26250'>Close,</span> <span m='26740'>and</span> <span m='26985'>then</span> <span m='27107'>a</span> <span m='27230'>CHAD</span> <span m='27720'>prisoner,</span> <span m='28210'>18</span> <span m='28455'>to</span> <span m='28700'>26.</span> </p><p><span m='29680'>Now</span> <span m='29990'>these</span> <span m='30160'>young</span> <span m='30395'>men</span> <span m='30630'>come</span> <span m='31095'>from</span> <span m='32025'>homes</span> <span m='32490'>where</span> <span m='33420'>they</span> <span m='33680'>had</span> <span m='33870'>good</span> <span m='34060'>families,</span> <span m='34460'>some</span> <span m='34710'>of</span> <span m='34800'>them.</span> <span m='34890'>And</span> <span m='35245'>some</span> <span m='35422'>of</span> <span m='35600'>them</span> <span m='35870'>had</span> <span m='36090'>fathers</span> <span m='36140'>and</span> <span m='36190'>mothers</span> <span m='36660'>that</span> <span m='36840'>were</span> <span m='37020'>in</span> <span m='37168'>drugs</span> <span m='37316'>or</span> <span m='37465'>in</span> <span m='37687'>gangs.</span> <span m='39580'>The</span> <span m='40050'>young</span> <span m='40230'>men</span> <span m='40410'>there,</span> <span m='41370'>they</span> <span m='41970'>come</span> <span m='42180'>from</span> <span m='42430'>the</span> <span m='42560'>Nortes,</span> <span m='42860'>which</span> <span m='43311'>is</span> <span m='43536'>East</span> <span m='43762'>Valley</span> <span m='44213'>gang</span> <span m='44664'>member,</span> <span m='45115'>the</span> <span m='45340'>Crips</span> <span m='46470'>from</span> <span m='46810'>LA,</span> <span m='47260'>and</span> <span m='47520'>all</span> <span m='47770'>up</span> <span m='47820'>and</span> <span m='47870'>down</span> <span m='47960'>California,</span> <span m='49361'>and,</span> <span m='50762'>was</span> <span m='51230'>it,</span> <span m='51373'>the</span> <span m='51516'>Crips</span> <span m='51660'>and</span> <span m='51705'>the</span> <span m='51750'>Bloods.</span> <span m='52380'>And</span> <span m='52423'>there</span> <span m='52466'>are</span> <span m='52510'>some</span> <span m='52820'>other</span> <span m='53070'>groups</span> <span m='53390'>in</span> <span m='53532'>there</span> <span m='53675'>as</span> <span m='53817'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='54480'>Now</span> <span m='54840'>some</span> <span m='55120'>of</span> <span m='55230'>these</span> <span m='55510'>young</span> <span m='55710'>boys</span> <span m='56350'>are</span> <span m='58110'>killers,</span> <span m='58410'>because</span> <span m='58710'>they</span> <span m='59066'>have</span> <span m='59422'>killed.</span> <span m='60205'>They</span> <span m='60630'>were</span> <span m='60690'>in</span> <span m='60817'>gangs</span> <span m='60945'>where</span> <span m='61200'>they</span> <span m='61431'>were</span> <span m='61663'>rivals</span> <span m='62126'>and</span> <span m='62590'>they</span> <span m='62743'>shot</span> <span m='62896'>other</span> <span m='63050'>gang</span> <span m='63510'>members.</span> <span m='63965'>Some</span> <span m='64420'>of</span> <span m='64647'>them</span> <span m='64875'>are</span> <span m='65330'>sex</span> <span m='65557'>offenders.</span> <span m='66625'>They've</span> <span m='67010'>raped</span> <span m='67550'>people.</span> <span m='68642'>Some</span> <span m='69074'>of</span> <span m='69290'>them</span> <span m='70370'>are</span> <span m='70800'>in</span> <span m='71050'>there</span> <span m='71300'>because</span> <span m='71605'>they</span> <span m='71910'>robbed,</span> <span m='72358'>or</span> <span m='73254'>different</span> <span m='73702'>things</span> <span m='73926'>like</span> <span m='74150'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='75300'>So</span> <span m='75430'>what</span> <span m='75580'>I</span> <span m='75660'>did</span> <span m='76010'>was</span> <span m='76180'>actually</span> <span m='76510'>assess</span> <span m='76905'>them</span> <span m='77260'>and</span> <span m='77380'>bring</span> <span m='77500'>them</span> <span m='77620'>into</span> <span m='77740'>the</span> <span m='78220'>prison.</span> <span m='78605'>It's</span> <span m='79100'>really</span> <span m='79320'>sad</span> <span m='79780'>to</span> <span m='79860'>see</span> <span m='80140'>such</span> <span m='80510'>young</span> <span m='81070'>men</span> <span m='81460'>that</span> <span m='81936'>were</span> <span m='82412'>highly</span> <span m='82890'>intelligent,</span> <span m='83110'>very,</span> <span m='83440'>very</span> <span m='83730'>smart.</span> <span m='84025'>They're</span> <span m='84320'>not</span> <span m='84768'>dumb.</span> <span m='85216'>They're</span> <span m='85664'>very</span> <span m='86112'>smart--</span> <span m='87008'>to</span> <span m='87460'>see</span> <span m='87626'>them</span> <span m='87793'>waste</span> <span m='87960'>their</span> <span m='88235'>life</span> <span m='88372'>away.</span> </p><p><span m='88870'>And</span> <span m='89060'>then</span> <span m='90000'>they</span> <span m='90160'>were</span> <span m='90300'>in</span> <span m='90450'>this</span> <span m='90560'>lifestyle.</span> <span m='91030'>And</span> <span m='91091'>then</span> <span m='91153'>they</span> <span m='91215'>found</span> <span m='91400'>out</span> <span m='91874'>when</span> <span m='92348'>they</span> <span m='92822'>got</span> <span m='93059'>caught</span> <span m='93296'>that</span> <span m='93533'>they're</span> <span m='93770'>locked</span> <span m='94244'>down.</span> <span m='94718'>They</span> <span m='94876'>can't</span> <span m='95034'>go</span> <span m='95192'>to</span> <span m='95350'>the</span> <span m='95508'>restroom</span> <span m='95666'>without</span> <span m='95903'>somebody's</span> <span m='96140'>permission.</span> <span m='96614'>They</span> <span m='96772'>can't</span> <span m='96930'>eat.</span> <span m='97088'>They</span> <span m='97562'>can't</span> <span m='97720'>see</span> <span m='97878'>their</span> <span m='98036'>family</span> <span m='98273'>members.</span> </p><p><span m='98984'>And</span> <span m='99142'>some</span> <span m='99300'>of</span> <span m='99458'>them</span> <span m='100480'>become</span> <span m='100910'>very</span> <span m='101130'>distraught</span> <span m='101505'>in</span> <span m='101692'>the</span> <span m='101880'>prison.</span> <span m='102340'>And</span> <span m='102800'>they</span> <span m='102915'>want</span> <span m='103030'>to</span> <span m='103145'>go</span> <span m='103260'>home.</span> <span m='103720'>So</span> <span m='103950'>they're</span> <span m='104180'>crying,</span> <span m='104640'>they</span> <span m='104793'>want</span> <span m='104946'>to</span> <span m='105100'>go</span> <span m='105330'>home.</span> <span m='105560'>But</span> <span m='105713'>they</span> <span m='105866'>can't</span> </p><p><span m='107400'>Sometimes</span> <span m='107950'>some</span> <span m='108180'>of</span> <span m='108270'>them</span> <span m='108420'>didn't</span> <span m='108640'>have</span> <span m='108810'>parents</span> <span m='109210'>to</span> <span m='109330'>raise</span> <span m='109620'>them.</span> <span m='109790'>And</span> <span m='110035'>some</span> <span m='110280'>of</span> <span m='110525'>them</span> <span m='110770'>did</span> <span m='111015'>have</span> <span m='111260'>parents.</span> <span m='111750'>And</span> <span m='111913'>they</span> <span m='112076'>didn't</span> <span m='112240'>do</span> <span m='112403'>what</span> <span m='112566'>the</span> <span m='112730'>parents</span> <span m='112975'>had</span> <span m='113220'>instructed</span> <span m='113465'>them</span> <span m='113710'>to</span> <span m='113955'>do.</span> <span m='114690'>They</span> <span m='114760'>didn't</span> <span m='115040'>finish</span> <span m='115400'>school,</span> <span m='116460'>so</span> <span m='116750'>they</span> <span m='117370'>don't</span> <span m='117480'>have</span> <span m='117730'>any</span> <span m='117840'>skills.</span> <span m='118870'>And</span> <span m='119130'>the</span> <span m='119290'>only</span> <span m='119400'>skills</span> <span m='119510'>they</span> <span m='119560'>have</span> <span m='119990'>is</span> <span m='120190'>just</span> <span m='120450'>robbing</span> <span m='120950'>people</span> <span m='121350'>or</span> <span m='121430'>trying</span> <span m='121760'>to</span> <span m='122310'>kill</span> <span m='122745'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='124050'>So</span> <span m='124410'>I</span> <span m='124530'>work</span> <span m='124890'>that</span> <span m='125120'>[? way. ?]</span> <span m='125250'>And</span> <span m='125430'>also</span> <span m='125710'>I</span> <span m='125820'>work</span> <span m='125930'>in</span> <span m='126040'>the</span> <span m='126249'>community.</span> <span m='127297'>I'm</span> <span m='127716'>working</span> <span m='127927'>with</span> <span m='128139'>adolescents</span> <span m='128410'>as</span> <span m='128617'>well.</span> <span m='129240'>And</span> <span m='129454'>I</span> <span m='129669'>still</span> <span m='129829'>run</span> <span m='129989'>into</span> <span m='130400'>the</span> <span m='130479'>Crips</span> <span m='130642'>and</span> <span m='130806'>the</span> <span m='130970'>Bloods</span> <span m='131453'>there,</span> <span m='131936'>because</span> <span m='132177'>they</span> <span m='132419'>talk</span> <span m='132660'>about</span> <span m='132902'>not</span> <span m='133385'>being</span> <span m='133870'>able</span> <span m='134250'>to</span> <span m='134440'>live.</span> <span m='134630'>They</span> <span m='134765'>say,</span> <span m='134900'>I'm</span> <span m='135170'>15</span> <span m='135820'>years</span> <span m='136050'>ago.</span> <span m='136430'>But</span> <span m='136888'>I</span> <span m='137040'>don't</span> <span m='137193'>know</span> <span m='137346'>if</span> <span m='137804'>I'm</span> <span m='137918'>going</span> <span m='138033'>to</span> <span m='138147'>live</span> <span m='138262'>next</span> <span m='138491'>month,</span> <span m='138720'>because</span> <span m='139636'>the</span> <span m='140094'>rivals</span> <span m='140560'>are</span> <span m='140880'>looking,</span> <span m='141220'>so</span> <span m='141380'>they</span> <span m='141960'>never</span> <span m='142095'>drove.</span> <span m='142230'>They</span> <span m='142686'>say,</span> <span m='143142'>well,</span> <span m='143598'>I</span> <span m='143750'>don't</span> <span m='143902'>know</span> <span m='144054'>if</span> <span m='144282'>I'll</span> <span m='144510'>be</span> <span m='144663'>able</span> <span m='144816'>to</span> <span m='144970'>drive</span> <span m='145076'>a</span> <span m='145183'>car</span> <span m='145290'>because</span> <span m='145580'>I</span> <span m='145640'>might</span> <span m='145700'>get</span> <span m='145970'>killed</span> <span m='146210'>next</span> <span m='146680'>week.</span> </p><p><span m='147690'>Or</span> <span m='147980'>I</span> <span m='148220'>never</span> <span m='148260'>go</span> <span m='148750'>to</span> <span m='148840'>a</span> <span m='148930'>show.</span> <span m='149390'>I</span> <span m='149507'>can't</span> <span m='149625'>go</span> <span m='149742'>to</span> <span m='149860'>the</span> <span m='150274'>movies.</span> <span m='150377'>I</span> <span m='150481'>can't</span> <span m='150584'>see</span> <span m='150688'>my</span> <span m='150895'>aunt</span> <span m='151102'>on</span> <span m='151309'>the</span> <span m='151516'>other</span> <span m='151723'>side</span> <span m='151930'>of</span> <span m='152110'>town.</span> <span m='152410'>It's</span> <span m='152710'>really</span> <span m='152940'>sad.</span> <span m='153790'>And</span> <span m='154210'>basically</span> <span m='154485'>it</span> <span m='154760'>comes</span> <span m='155090'>from</span> <span m='155960'>parents</span> <span m='156790'>not</span> <span m='157000'>parenting,</span> <span m='158200'>and</span> <span m='158370'>also</span> <span m='158770'>because</span> <span m='159300'>children</span> <span m='159615'>are</span> <span m='159930'>being</span> <span m='160135'>hard-headed.</span> <span m='160730'>When</span> <span m='160800'>their</span> <span m='160930'>parents</span> <span m='161400'>tell</span> <span m='161860'>them,</span> <span m='162140'>go</span> <span m='162305'>to</span> <span m='162470'>school</span> <span m='162800'>and</span> <span m='163292'>get</span> <span m='163538'>a</span> <span m='163784'>career,</span> <span m='164276'>they</span> <span m='164440'>take</span> <span m='164604'>it</span> <span m='164768'>lightly.</span> </p><p><span m='165260'>And</span> <span m='165752'>they</span> <span m='165916'>think</span> <span m='166080'>their</span> <span m='166244'>parents</span> <span m='166736'>are</span> <span m='166982'>old</span> <span m='167228'>fashioned</span> <span m='167351'>and</span> <span m='167474'>don't</span> <span m='167597'>know</span> <span m='167720'>what</span> <span m='167884'>they're</span> <span m='168048'>talking</span> <span m='168212'>about.</span> <span m='168704'>But</span> <span m='169196'>really,</span> <span m='170720'>it's</span> <span m='170940'>the</span> <span m='171030'>best</span> <span m='171350'>way</span> <span m='171460'>to</span> <span m='171670'>go.</span> <span m='171820'>And</span> <span m='171940'>it</span> <span m='172060'>seems</span> <span m='172180'>boring.</span> <span m='172560'>But</span> <span m='173110'>it</span> <span m='173370'>will</span> <span m='173540'>pay</span> <span m='173770'>off</span> <span m='174080'>for</span> <span m='174253'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='174772'>Now</span> <span m='175120'>for</span> <span m='175350'>me,</span> <span m='176980'>my</span> <span m='177110'>mother</span> <span m='177900'>taught</span> <span m='178260'>me</span> <span m='178480'>to</span> <span m='179530'>go</span> <span m='179730'>to</span> <span m='179882'>school.</span> <span m='180340'>I</span> <span m='180440'>finished</span> <span m='180890'>high</span> <span m='181090'>school.</span> <span m='181390'>But</span> <span m='181530'>I</span> <span m='181560'>didn't</span> <span m='181590'>go</span> <span m='181770'>to</span> <span m='181950'>college.</span> <span m='182580'>I</span> <span m='182706'>ended</span> <span m='182833'>up</span> <span m='183310'>getting</span> <span m='183590'>married</span> <span m='183930'>and</span> <span m='184090'>having</span> <span m='184250'>children.</span> <span m='185290'>So</span> <span m='185470'>I've</span> <span m='185580'>never</span> <span m='185860'>really</span> <span m='186170'>pursued</span> <span m='187160'>a</span> <span m='187260'>college</span> <span m='187560'>degree</span> <span m='187980'>until</span> <span m='190080'>I</span> <span m='190190'>got</span> <span m='190460'>older.</span> </p><p><span m='193205'>Now</span> <span m='194755'>I'm</span> <span m='195090'>in</span> <span m='195470'>college.</span> <span m='195830'>And</span> <span m='195910'>I've</span> <span m='196050'>been</span> <span m='196230'>there</span> <span m='196365'>for</span> <span m='196500'>about</span> <span m='196635'>10</span> <span m='196770'>years.</span> <span m='197260'>I'm</span> <span m='197460'>working</span> <span m='197660'>on</span> <span m='197860'>my</span> <span m='198060'>doctorate,</span> <span m='198950'>Ph.D.,</span> <span m='199640'>as</span> <span m='200104'>a</span> <span m='200568'>clinical</span> <span m='201032'>psychologist.</span> </p><p><span m='201496'>But</span> <span m='201960'>it</span> <span m='202192'>came</span> <span m='202424'>late</span> <span m='202656'>in</span> <span m='202888'>life,</span> <span m='203352'>it's</span> <span m='203468'>like</span> <span m='203584'>when</span> <span m='203700'>I</span> <span m='203816'>got</span> <span m='204048'>50,</span> <span m='204280'>instead</span> <span m='204744'>of</span> <span m='205210'>it</span> <span m='205490'>happening</span> <span m='206000'>when</span> <span m='206150'>I</span> <span m='206240'>was</span> <span m='206440'>in</span> <span m='206560'>my</span> <span m='206680'>20s.</span> <span m='207400'>If</span> <span m='207760'>I</span> <span m='207948'>had</span> <span m='208136'>done</span> <span m='208512'>that,</span> <span m='208701'>my</span> <span m='208890'>life</span> <span m='209150'>would</span> <span m='209290'>have</span> <span m='209430'>been</span> <span m='209570'>different.</span> <span m='210420'>But</span> <span m='210897'>as</span> <span m='211374'>a</span> <span m='211612'>result</span> <span m='211851'>of</span> <span m='212089'>it,</span> <span m='212328'>I'm</span> <span m='212566'>not</span> <span m='212805'>harping</span> <span m='212964'>on</span> <span m='213123'>it,</span> <span m='213282'>but</span> <span m='213759'>you</span> <span m='214240'>learn</span> <span m='214530'>from</span> <span m='214675'>that.</span> <span m='214820'>And</span> <span m='214845'>I</span> <span m='214870'>wished</span> <span m='215100'>I'd</span> <span m='215300'>have</span> <span m='215330'>listened</span> <span m='216080'>to</span> <span m='216240'>my</span> <span m='216380'>mother</span> <span m='217530'>and</span> <span m='217690'>my</span> <span m='217740'>aunts</span> <span m='218126'>when</span> <span m='218254'>they</span> <span m='218383'>told</span> <span m='218512'>me</span> <span m='218641'>to</span> <span m='218770'>go</span> <span m='218900'>school</span> <span m='219325'>and</span> <span m='219537'>stay</span> <span m='219750'>in</span> <span m='220090'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='221080'>So</span> <span m='221540'>I'm</span> <span m='221625'>really</span> <span m='221710'>thankful</span> <span m='221820'>to</span> <span m='222530'>have</span> <span m='222950'>this</span> <span m='223370'>opportunity</span> <span m='223790'>to</span> <span m='223930'>be</span> <span m='224070'>here</span> <span m='224210'>today</span> <span m='224630'>and</span> <span m='224710'>to</span> <span m='224790'>be</span> <span m='225280'>able</span> <span m='225340'>to</span> <span m='225400'>say</span> <span m='226100'>that</span> <span m='226370'>I'm</span> <span m='226503'>at</span> <span m='226770'>the</span> <span m='226870'>dissertation</span> <span m='227590'>stage.</span> <span m='228170'>That</span> <span m='228419'>means</span> <span m='229667'>I'm</span> <span m='229791'>going</span> <span m='229916'>to</span> <span m='230041'>be</span> <span m='230166'>a</span> <span m='230415'>doctor</span> <span m='230665'>of</span> <span m='231663'>philosophy.</span> <span m='232162'>I'll</span> <span m='232328'>be</span> <span m='232494'>a</span> <span m='232661'>psychologist.</span> </p><p><span m='235655'>My</span> <span m='236154'>path</span> <span m='237860'>started</span> <span m='238120'>when</span> <span m='238380'>I</span> <span m='238840'>went</span> <span m='238930'>to</span> <span m='239020'>college</span> <span m='239755'>and</span> <span m='239920'>they</span> <span m='240085'>gave</span> <span m='240250'>me</span> <span m='240497'>an</span> <span m='240745'>assessment.</span> <span m='241240'>And</span> <span m='241735'>it</span> <span m='242230'>talked</span> <span m='242725'>about</span> <span m='243220'>my</span> <span m='243715'>skills,</span> <span m='244705'>what</span> <span m='245200'>I</span> <span m='245365'>like</span> <span m='245530'>to</span> <span m='245695'>do</span> <span m='246685'>naturally.</span> <span m='247180'>And</span> <span m='247675'>it</span> <span m='247922'>helped</span> <span m='248170'>me</span> <span m='248417'>to</span> <span m='248665'>focus</span> <span m='249160'>and</span> <span m='249407'>what</span> <span m='249655'>path</span> <span m='249820'>to</span> <span m='249985'>go</span> <span m='250150'>in.</span> </p><p><span m='250645'>And</span> <span m='250810'>what</span> <span m='250975'>I</span> <span m='251140'>found</span> <span m='251387'>out</span> <span m='251635'>is</span> <span m='252130'>that</span> <span m='252625'>I</span> <span m='252790'>need</span> <span m='252955'>to</span> <span m='253120'>be</span> <span m='253285'>around</span> <span m='253450'>people.</span> <span m='253615'>I</span> <span m='253780'>like</span> <span m='253945'>people.</span> <span m='254605'>I</span> <span m='255100'>don't</span> <span m='255223'>need</span> <span m='255347'>to</span> <span m='255471'>be</span> <span m='256090'>locked</span> <span m='256255'>in</span> <span m='256420'>a</span> <span m='256585'>room</span> <span m='257089'>looking</span> <span m='257519'>at</span> <span m='257760'>number</span> <span m='258079'>and</span> <span m='258290'>figures.</span> <span m='259040'>I</span> <span m='259209'>need</span> <span m='259440'>to</span> <span m='259570'>have</span> <span m='259910'>interaction.</span> <span m='260170'>I</span> <span m='260415'>need</span> <span m='260660'>to</span> <span m='260880'>do</span> <span m='261100'>social,</span> <span m='262040'>community</span> <span m='262430'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='262820'>And</span> <span m='263043'>that's</span> <span m='263266'>really</span> <span m='263489'>good,</span> <span m='263712'>because</span> <span m='264158'>you</span> <span m='264306'>don't</span> <span m='264455'>want</span> <span m='264604'>to</span> <span m='264715'>go</span> <span m='264827'>to</span> <span m='264938'>college</span> <span m='265050'>and</span> <span m='265273'>then</span> <span m='265496'>get</span> <span m='265942'>in</span> <span m='266165'>college</span> <span m='266388'>and</span> <span m='266840'>find</span> <span m='267010'>out</span> <span m='267440'>that</span> <span m='267495'>you're</span> <span m='267550'>in</span> <span m='267660'>the</span> <span m='267770'>wrong</span> <span m='267880'>field.</span> <span m='268690'>You</span> <span m='269140'>wasted</span> <span m='269870'>all</span> <span m='269930'>this</span> <span m='270130'>money</span> <span m='270340'>and</span> <span m='270450'>all</span> <span m='270580'>this</span> <span m='270780'>time.</span> <span m='271320'>So</span> <span m='271610'>I</span> <span m='271760'>would</span> <span m='271980'>recommend</span> <span m='272560'>that</span> <span m='272780'>someone</span> <span m='273460'>have</span> <span m='273700'>that</span> <span m='273870'>assessment</span> <span m='274610'>done,</span> <span m='274860'>it's</span> <span m='274980'>the</span> <span m='275100'>Myers-Brigg,</span> <span m='276260'>and</span> <span m='276390'>find</span> <span m='276770'>out</span> <span m='277020'>what's</span> <span m='277430'>good</span> <span m='277630'>for</span> <span m='277877'>you,</span> <span m='278620'>what</span> <span m='278870'>you</span> <span m='279140'>really</span> <span m='279390'>like.</span> <span m='279780'>Because</span> <span m='280110'>we're</span> <span m='280230'>talking</span> <span m='280680'>lifestyle.</span> <span m='281290'>We're</span> <span m='281400'>not</span> <span m='281510'>just</span> <span m='281720'>talking</span> <span m='281940'>about</span> <span m='282140'>a</span> <span m='282317'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='283110'>We're</span> <span m='283220'>talking</span> <span m='283650'>lifestyles,</span> <span m='283980'>or</span> <span m='284310'>being</span> <span m='284500'>an</span> <span m='284690'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='285200'>how</span> <span m='285440'>about</span> <span m='285680'>that?</span> <span m='286160'>How</span> <span m='286640'>about</span> <span m='286800'>an</span> <span m='286960'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='287120'>and</span> <span m='287600'>setting</span> <span m='288080'>up</span> <span m='289040'>chains</span> <span m='289450'>of</span> <span m='289590'>stores</span> <span m='290070'>all</span> <span m='290200'>over</span> <span m='290330'>the</span> <span m='290590'>country?</span> <span m='291282'>So</span> <span m='294330'>when</span> <span m='294470'>I</span> <span m='294550'>learned</span> <span m='294840'>that,</span> <span m='295100'>it</span> <span m='295230'>helped</span> <span m='295360'>me.</span> <span m='295500'>It</span> <span m='295740'>motivated</span> <span m='296120'>me</span> <span m='296500'>to</span> <span m='297110'>get</span> <span m='297340'>on</span> <span m='297430'>that</span> <span m='297800'>track.</span> </p><p><span m='298250'>And</span> <span m='298490'>so</span> <span m='298550'>I'm</span> <span m='298690'>in</span> <span m='298822'>the</span> <span m='298955'>field</span> <span m='299220'>of</span> <span m='299320'>psychology</span> <span m='300080'>right</span> <span m='300320'>now.</span> <span m='300580'>And</span> <span m='301055'>I'm</span> <span m='301530'>interacting</span> <span m='302005'>with</span> <span m='302480'>people</span> <span m='302717'>and</span> <span m='302955'>children.</span> <span m='303430'>And</span> <span m='303667'>I</span> <span m='303905'>really</span> <span m='304142'>enjoy</span> <span m='304380'>this</span> <span m='304617'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='306290'>I</span> <span m='306410'>wished</span> <span m='306980'>I</span> <span m='307100'>had</span> <span m='307630'>listened</span> <span m='308081'>to</span> <span m='308532'>my</span> <span m='308983'>mother,</span> <span m='310787'>in</span> <span m='311240'>so</span> <span m='311580'>many</span> <span m='311850'>ways.</span> <span m='312360'>I</span> <span m='312810'>used</span> <span m='312960'>to</span> <span m='313050'>say</span> <span m='313310'>she</span> <span m='313505'>was</span> <span m='313700'>old</span> <span m='313920'>fashioned,</span> <span m='314375'>she</span> <span m='314830'>didn't</span> <span m='314909'>know</span> <span m='314988'>what</span> <span m='315067'>she</span> <span m='315146'>was</span> <span m='315225'>talking</span> <span m='315422'>about.</span> <span m='316410'>This</span> <span m='316770'>is</span> <span m='316940'>a</span> <span m='317000'>new</span> <span m='317250'>day,</span> <span m='317530'>Mama.</span> <span m='318200'>We're</span> <span m='318390'>doing</span> <span m='318730'>this,</span> <span m='319050'>and</span> <span m='319440'>my</span> <span m='319630'>friends</span> <span m='320180'>are</span> <span m='320230'>doing</span> <span m='320640'>that.</span> <span m='321470'>And</span> <span m='321740'>my</span> <span m='322180'>friends</span> <span m='322350'>help</span> <span m='322490'>me</span> <span m='322630'>do</span> <span m='322800'>this,</span> <span m='323130'>and</span> <span m='323240'>they</span> <span m='323370'>say</span> <span m='323610'>I'm</span> <span m='323850'>cute.</span> <span m='324240'>And</span> <span m='324630'>this</span> <span m='324780'>boy</span> <span m='325240'>said</span> <span m='325510'>he</span> <span m='325988'>like</span> <span m='326227'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='326944'>And</span> <span m='327422'>all</span> <span m='327661'>of</span> <span m='327900'>that</span> <span m='328200'>didn't</span> <span m='328410'>mean</span> <span m='328800'>anything,</span> <span m='329620'>absolutely</span> <span m='330105'>nothing.</span> <span m='332430'>What</span> <span m='332820'>matters</span> <span m='333330'>is</span> <span m='333490'>what</span> <span m='333730'>you</span> <span m='333830'>do</span> <span m='334240'>or</span> <span m='334400'>what</span> <span m='334560'>you</span> <span m='334730'>make</span> <span m='334930'>of</span> <span m='335060'>yourself.</span> <span m='335590'>Because</span> <span m='336052'>God</span> <span m='336283'>has</span> <span m='336514'>given</span> <span m='336976'>you</span> <span m='337438'>talent.</span> <span m='337900'>He's</span> <span m='338131'>given</span> <span m='338362'>me</span> <span m='338824'>skills.</span> <span m='339286'>And</span> </p><p><span m='339750'>I'm</span> <span m='340120'>reaching</span> <span m='340410'>inside</span> <span m='340760'>and</span> <span m='340940'>looking</span> <span m='341120'>at</span> <span m='341410'>me,</span> <span m='341890'>not</span> <span m='342090'>comparing</span> <span m='342290'>myself</span> <span m='342730'>to</span> <span m='343162'>my</span> <span m='343594'>friends,</span> <span m='344026'>but</span> <span m='344458'>who</span> <span m='344890'>I</span> <span m='345322'>am,</span> <span m='345760'>because</span> <span m='346280'>I</span> <span m='346420'>have</span> <span m='346590'>something</span> <span m='346970'>special.</span> <span m='347420'>I</span> <span m='347535'>have</span> <span m='347650'>giftings</span> <span m='348030'>inside</span> <span m='348140'>of</span> <span m='348520'>me.</span> <span m='349130'>And</span> <span m='350330'>I</span> <span m='350420'>wish</span> <span m='350526'>I</span> <span m='350633'>had</span> <span m='350740'>looked</span> <span m='351130'>at</span> <span m='351240'>those</span> <span m='351820'>giftings</span> <span m='352270'>and</span> <span m='352753'>say,</span> <span m='353720'>you</span> <span m='353810'>know,</span> <span m='354030'>I</span> <span m='354150'>can</span> <span m='354320'>do</span> <span m='354690'>this</span> <span m='354900'>good,</span> <span m='355220'>and</span> <span m='355540'>I</span> <span m='355602'>can</span> <span m='355665'>do</span> <span m='355727'>that,</span> <span m='355790'>and</span> <span m='356000'>develop</span> <span m='356440'>them,</span> <span m='356710'>instead</span> <span m='356965'>of</span> <span m='357220'>trying</span> <span m='357525'>to</span> <span m='357830'>be</span> <span m='357960'>like</span> <span m='358090'>Jane</span> <span m='358820'>or</span> <span m='358960'>be</span> <span m='359140'>like</span> <span m='359400'>Johnny,</span> <span m='360050'>or</span> <span m='361740'>just</span> <span m='362060'>mess</span> <span m='362630'>my</span> <span m='362760'>life</span> <span m='363100'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='363550'>So</span> <span m='364000'>now</span> <span m='364073'>I'm</span> <span m='364146'>an</span> <span m='364220'>older</span> <span m='364480'>lady.</span> <span m='365250'>And</span> <span m='365380'>I'm</span> <span m='365500'>trying</span> <span m='365880'>to</span> <span m='366330'>catch</span> <span m='366680'>up.</span> <span m='367490'>And</span> <span m='368180'>I've</span> <span m='368460'>wasted</span> <span m='368890'>all</span> <span m='369260'>this</span> <span m='369630'>time,</span> <span m='369720'>where</span> <span m='370105'>I</span> <span m='370490'>could</span> <span m='370595'>have</span> <span m='370700'>been</span> <span m='370860'>flying</span> <span m='371250'>all</span> <span m='371495'>around</span> <span m='371740'>the</span> <span m='371985'>world.</span> <span m='372230'>I</span> <span m='372310'>would</span> <span m='372440'>have</span> <span m='372570'>had</span> <span m='372700'>money,</span> <span m='373090'>I</span> <span m='373220'>would</span> <span m='373350'>have</span> <span m='373480'>had</span> <span m='373730'>fame.</span> </p><p><span m='374570'>But</span> <span m='376070'>we</span> <span m='376310'>live</span> <span m='376530'>and</span> <span m='377020'>we</span> <span m='377265'>learn.</span> <span m='377510'>So</span> <span m='377670'>I</span> <span m='377760'>learned</span> <span m='378080'>from</span> <span m='378520'>my</span> <span m='378570'>mistakes.</span> <span m='379520'>And</span> <span m='379840'>so</span> <span m='379995'>my</span> <span m='380150'>advice</span> <span m='380620'>to</span> <span m='380730'>another</span> <span m='381508'>young</span> <span m='381647'>lady</span> <span m='381786'>or</span> <span m='381926'>young</span> <span m='382135'>man</span> <span m='382762'>is</span> <span m='383180'>get</span> <span m='383465'>your</span> <span m='383750'>education,</span> <span m='385980'>or</span> <span m='386340'>become</span> <span m='386595'>an</span> <span m='386850'>entrepreneur.</span> <span m='387830'>And</span> <span m='387890'>even</span> <span m='387950'>becoming</span> <span m='388280'>an</span> <span m='388370'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='390070'>you</span> <span m='390280'>to</span> <span m='390350'>go</span> <span m='390470'>to</span> <span m='390540'>school</span> <span m='390930'>and</span> <span m='391120'>learn</span> <span m='391750'>how</span> <span m='391930'>to</span> <span m='392010'>run</span> <span m='392250'>a</span> <span m='392290'>business,</span> <span m='392790'>how</span> <span m='392877'>to</span> <span m='392965'>be</span> <span m='393052'>an</span> <span m='393140'>administrator,</span> <span m='393950'>how</span> <span m='394170'>to</span> <span m='394390'>handle</span> <span m='394610'>your</span> <span m='394830'>money.</span> </p><p><span m='395340'>Because</span> <span m='395570'>even</span> <span m='395830'>if</span> <span m='396000'>you're</span> <span m='396160'>a</span> <span m='396630'>rock</span> <span m='396790'>star,</span> <span m='397075'>you</span> <span m='397217'>hear</span> <span m='397360'>so</span> <span m='397650'>many</span> <span m='397830'>stories</span> <span m='398240'>about</span> <span m='398500'>them</span> <span m='398710'>making</span> <span m='399185'>thousands</span> <span m='399422'>and</span> <span m='399660'>thousands</span> <span m='400135'>of</span> <span m='400372'>dollars.</span> <span m='401560'>And</span> <span m='401900'>then</span> <span m='402240'>they</span> <span m='402450'>have</span> <span m='402760'>a</span> <span m='402800'>business</span> <span m='403230'>person</span> <span m='403590'>that</span> <span m='403720'>takes</span> <span m='404000'>all</span> <span m='404300'>their</span> <span m='404400'>money,</span> <span m='404600'>because</span> <span m='404950'>they</span> <span m='405070'>never</span> <span m='405400'>went</span> <span m='405660'>to</span> <span m='405730'>school</span> <span m='406080'>to</span> <span m='406400'>learn</span> <span m='406690'>how</span> <span m='406880'>to</span> <span m='406990'>manage,</span> <span m='408600'>how</span> <span m='408800'>to</span> <span m='408980'>manage</span> <span m='409440'>their</span> <span m='409560'>money</span> <span m='410340'>and</span> <span m='410480'>their</span> <span m='410890'>career.</span> </p><p><span m='411460'>So</span> <span m='411950'>regardless</span> <span m='412530'>to</span> <span m='412640'>what</span> <span m='412930'>your</span> <span m='413200'>career</span> <span m='413335'>is,</span> <span m='413470'>you</span> <span m='413660'>need</span> <span m='413910'>to</span> <span m='414030'>learn</span> <span m='414430'>something.</span> <span m='414890'>You</span> <span m='414980'>need</span> <span m='415070'>to</span> <span m='415160'>get</span> <span m='415470'>some</span> <span m='415620'>knowledge</span> <span m='415920'>and</span> <span m='416220'>some</span> <span m='416520'>understanding,</span> <span m='416820'>if</span> <span m='417120'>that</span> <span m='417270'>helps.</span> 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