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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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It Doesn’t All Come At Once

                I’m not sure if I had confidence. I think I thought I was smart enough but I also felt knocked down a lot by the smarter people around me. I always felt like I was behind and I didn’t know enough. So I always felt insecure based […] Read more…

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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.  Don’t take every no personally. In work and business, you have […] Read more…

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Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  Here 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.  Relationship presence. You can’t build a relationship based on the future. What […] 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”?  Here 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.  Have an open-ness when you get into new relationships…personal or professional.  Don’t […] Read more…

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The One Reason You Should

A favorite quote from the Forbes Reinventing America conference this week.  A good rule to adopt! When I find myself reacting in a gendered way…when I am grappling with something and thinking, ‘Why I am qualified to ask’? The minute I have that thought is when I remind myself, that is exactly why I am […] Read more…

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“Freakishly Seek Opportunities to Help”

This week I was at a Forbes conference on the future of the workforce in Detroit. My favorite panel, moderated by Denise Restauri, delved into a discussion of what women in their 20s and 30s need to stay engaged in the workforce. The subject of mentorship and networking came up quite a bit. Not only did the women on […] Read more…

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