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    3 Gifts for a 20-Something

    WIshlist-3 Wishes ImageWhat three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here, 40-somethng women share the three things to help 20-somethings get a head start on perspective and gain confidence to make decisions that are right for them. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.

     

     

     

    1. Don’t deceive yourself. For so many reasons!

    2. Appreciate others in all life situations. There is a good probability that at one time in your life you will be in their shoes. If you never are, you are either lucky, or you missed an opportunity to learn and grow.

    3. Allow yourself to feel, experience, and process through hardship. It can be much more painful to deal with in the future if you suppress it. You can pay for counseling, treatment, etc., now or years later when you will likely have compiled regrets and also lost precious time.

    – Heidi from Spokane WA

    Today’s 3 Gifts came from a reader submission. Share your wisdom…. what are your 3 Gifts?

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First Job Wisdom

Career is always a hot topic here. Today I’m sharing this article that Glynnis MacNichol wrote for Elle Magazine on 1st Job advice. The article includes a fantasitic collection of advice from the women of The Li.st, a visibility platform for “awesome women who are serious about business.”  With women hailing from industries ranging from tech, […] Read more…

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3 Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 1. Don’t let a predetermined vision of what life should be determine your decisions. Be open […] Read more…

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Taking Off The Mask

In support of peer and reverse mentoring, we are always happy to share younger women’s post. Today we have a post from Kristen Rocco, on learning to go with her gut.     Taking Off the Mask As a little girl, my grandma would always say, “The best thing you can do for yourself is […] Read more…

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3 Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 1. Get involved in some kind of sport. You don’t have to be super-athletic to get […] Read more…

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Don’t Waste Your Independence – What I Know Now

Today’s “what I know now” wisdom is from a divorced, working mom. Married young and in love to a journalist and seemingly perfect soul-mate, she spent many years struggling with her husband’s alcoholism and diminishing financial security before finally calling it quits. I spoke to her as she was getting back on her feet. This is what she […] Read more…

Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 1. Make up your own mind. Be quizzical. Don’t co-opt others POVs without questioning […] Read more…

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3 Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 1. Don’t let anyone take your self-worth. 2.  Don’t settle. Make sure you have the […] Read more…

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