Lauryn Ballesteros

Director, Instigator, Airbnb All Star

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I believe

These beliefs drive all that I do. They’ll evolve as I get smarter and/or dumber along the way.

there is only one person you can be and that’s you. 

From what you wear to the office to the job you choose to the things your pursue to look important, people have failed to understand the equation of when and how people will take you seriously in the world. They think it means to not be yourself, when in reality, it’s the exact opposite.

simple is beautiful. 

The most profound, influential solutions and discoveries are the simplest. They endure the longest over time. They’re the most revolutionary at heart.

who you are is more important than what you’ve done

I find it more valuable to see who you are as a person than what you put down on a contract. The refinement and mastery of who you are as an individual is one of the most important journeys we venture on as humans. Contracts are bound by laws created by man. And if the man at the end of the table isn’t one I trust, I’d rather not do business.

tomorrow is not guaranteed. neither is the next five seconds. 

I could die while writing this post. Understanding that we are not invincible makes what we value as important all the more real. Most rules are dumb, poorly thought out and followed by the masses for fear of change. What are you going to do to be different?

there is always someone to thank. 

You never succeed entirely on your own. Find the people who supported you along the way and give them 200 more rounds of applause than you think necessary.

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