This week's 3 gifts are from 3WCircle CEO and Founder, Caroline Scheinfeld. 3WCircle provides a platform for women to redefine success, happiness and connection. Caroline's 3 Gifts for a 20-Something to make it through the 20s with confidence and more self-knowledge:
Make mental health a priority in addition to physical exercise.
Be self-reflective, in certain situations “it’s not you, it’s me” but sometimes it can really be you.
Don’t burn any bridges. Handle a situation as if you were on the ... keep reading...
Today we have a post from Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, in response to Susan Patton’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, A Little Valentine’s Day Straight Talk.
Dear Ms. Patton,
I could not disagree with you more. While my type A personality likes to plan most things in my life, one piece I’ve learned that can’t be planned is falling in love. Put everything you want on a timeline, but when it ... keep reading...
Today we have a fresh perspective for our three gifts. Miki Agrawal, one of Forbes Top 20 Millennials on a Mission, shares what she has learned from her entrepreneurial packed 20s:
If someone says no to you, remember that it’s just the beginning. Persevere and turn the no into a yes. Persistence ALWAYS pays if you want it badly enough.
Be curious. Ask people lots of questions and actually listen sincerely. You learn so much ... keep reading...
Another question I get asked a lot. I remember asking it myself in my 20s every time a friend got engaged. How frustrating it was when they just said…you just know. There is never one answer but different perspectives. One thing that tends to come to the top – after attraction of course -- is when it is personally exciting but “drama free".
I knew they were the one when…
“When I didn’t care if I was ... keep reading...
Yesterday I read about an app that predicts the age you should get married. It counts up what percentage of your friends are married and their average age. The people sharing it on Facebook were mostly having fun with it and posting their "countdown" in jest. But it just goes to show how we are still so aware of marriage and timelines (and how Facebook can magnify it). The 40-somethings I talk to all want ... keep reading...
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”. Here's what one 40-something woman had to say.
Don’t live your life on a default setting. Everything is a choice.
Don't guess. If you have doubts or are worried about something. Say something. Ask. Better to know than not know.
Don't waste time taking things personally. Try to take away ... keep reading...