What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here 40-somethings share three wishes 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. Learn to appreciate how unique you are. We really don’t need more people fitting in. When you are authentic and happy, you make a good partner. You can’t do that if you are worrying about impressing others.
2. Find your inner bomb. When I became an entrepreneur someone told me, “Pretend like you’re the bomb all the time. Exaggerate like nobody would ever.” Be confident. I know it’s hard. You’re young but you totally get it. Get good advice and be prepared … but just go.”
3. Never say no because you think you aren’t ready. That is probably the best reason to go.
— 40-something entrepreneur,