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3 Gifts for a 20-Something

June 2nd, 2014 — 6:28am

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. Today, 3 wishes from a 40-Something in Paris. 1. Enjoy every city you visit as if you know you are ... keep reading...

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An Ode To The Twin Towers — Remembering and Looking Forward

September 12th, 2013 — 1:01pm

                      Today I’m sharing a tribute to the Twin Towers and the skyline of NYC. A bit out of character for 40:20 Vision but it all came tumbling out.  ~  Yesterday morning after I wrote my post I sat and thought about if -- and what -- to tweet about 9/11. I couldn't. While so much of what happened on 9/11 transpired in an instant, there is nothing to commemorate it that can be contained in an instant. ... keep reading...

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Moving past “hot mess” chic

June 11th, 2013 — 12:06pm
woman in the workplace

I’ll confess it: I’m a recovering hot mess. In the years after college, I was often self-deprecating and unconfident, minimizing my achievements and playing demure as a means to connect—especially with men. I struggled to get concrete about what I wanted in work and in love. I see these kinds of adorably flustered young female characters everywhere in pop culture. We don’t even call ourselves women. We’re still GIRLS, as Lena Dunham and HBO remind us, who ... keep reading...

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Three Gifts For A 20-Something (113)

May 6th, 2013 — 11:46am

  Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something would give a 20-something as their “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?   1. Experimentation. You have all the ingredients. Use your twenties to experiment with your recipe. Try new things and figure out what your secret ingredient is ….the unique tweaks that make the recipe all yours.  2.  Your own props. Don’t depend on someone else to build you up. Let them be the support structure but not the foundation.  3.  Nothing is forever. People change…and you ... keep reading...

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Three Gifts To A 20-Something (110)

April 7th, 2013 — 11:53am

Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something would give a 20-something as their “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?   1. Make yourself a priority.  You can spend so much time doing good job and being liked by your bosses that you don’t make your self a priority.  Investing in yourself through networking, developing presence, managing up is as important as a deadline or checking emails. Your career is yours to manage. It’s not a non-profit. If there is something in your career ... keep reading...

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You Make The Best Decision You Can

March 18th, 2013 — 12:29pm

  The other week I had dinner with a friend-- a mom and top-level executive at a global company in the tech industry. With that comes a 200% commitment for getting her job done, which she couldn't do without support from her husband, transparency and flexibility at work and setting some personal boundaries. That is a constant tension.   She related a story that brings to light the crux of the working mom reality. Having re-located for a ... keep reading...

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