Three Wishes for a 20-Something

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                    Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. In essence, three things to help you get a head start on perspective and gain the confidence you need to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. ~ 1. Chase the job you want with all abandon…go for it even if you don't think you are ready ... keep reading...

How to Win The Comparison Game

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One of the best pieces of advice I've heard over the years of doing this blog was from Maria Shriver … about the importance of not comparing ourselves to others. At a conference she said that the one message she wanted to give women is that "no one person's path is better than another's." As a 20-something, there is so much pressure to find a path and then measure yourself by that path – from getting a ... keep reading...

Advice to My 20-Year Old Self About Love

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Today we have a post from Monica Parikh, reflecting on the lessons in love she would share were her 20-something self. ~ Dear Monica, I winced while watching you "unexpectedly show up" at Jason’s* job at the campus pool hall. While we may debate whether the word "stalking" is applicable, I think we can we agree that boys are rarely swayed by such tactics, especially after proclaiming that they aren’t looking for anything “serious.” I know how badly you ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (180)

  Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. In essence, three things to help you get a head start on perspective and gain the confidence you need to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. ~ 1. Have a "to do" list and a "not-to-to" list. Don’t be intimated by things you don’t understand. ... keep reading...

What You Need To Know About Lasting Friendships …Now

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I still count many friends from high-school and college in my circle. Then there are friends from my 20s and 30 and now…new friendships formed in my 40s. There are three things I have learned about being a good friend:  listen, listen, listen. Then...accept that a friend can be amazing for some things you need, but you can’t expect them to fulfill all your needs! As you get older you realize there are ebbs and flows. When ... keep reading...

40 Over 40 Vision…What I Know Now

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In addition to 40:20 Vision, I co-created 40 Women to Watch Over 40. This year's honorees are each a role model in their own right. Our interview series with the winners is full of 40:20 wisdom. Today I'm sharing some advice from Wendy Clark, President – Sparkling Brands and Strategic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America. 40 Over 40 Asks: 6  Questions with Wendy Clark Who has been a valuable mentor or sponsor? So many mentors and counselors in my journey. At GSD&M, ... keep reading...