Three Gifts for a 20-Something (179)

  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. You should follow whatever it is in you that doesn't fit it with the crowd when  you ... keep reading...

One Cycle You Have to Avoid In Your 20s

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              My 20s were all about what I didn’t have, what I could have, what I needed to have. And now it is more about 'wow, I’m so lucky'. I constantly feel grateful for what I do have and it gives me such a different view on life. I wish I had believed more in my strengths. The world can be a competitive place so there is always someone who doing more…someone who is prettier, thinner, smarter, wealthier. It’s very easy ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (178)

  This week's 3 wishes for a 20-something I took away from an amazing event I attended yesterday…the She's The First Summit.  She's the First is a millennial founded non-profit that sends girls in underdeveloped countries to be the first woman in their family to go to graduate from secondary school…creating next generation leaders and economic growth. Tammy Tibbetts started this charity on her own and has grown primarily through leveraging the power Millennials and students have to end global poverty–"one small ... keep reading...

Don’t Live By The Clock Ticking…Live By Your Heart Beating

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Dear 20-somethings, Don’t lie about your age. No good comes from it. I always got the sense that the whole “40 is the new 20” thing was because a lot more women used to lie about their age. So when a 50-year-old said she was 40 –that’s what our perception of 40 was. But when Demi Moore said I am 40…everyone started saying hey – look what 40 looks like. Of course she may have had ... keep reading...

Feeling A Little Bit of Jealousy? Yeah, Me Too

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Today we have a post from Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, reflecting on a different kind of jealousy and how she works through those feelings. ~ Question: What do you get when you combine a popular e-book author/blogger, Parade contributor and YouTube employee who earned an invite to Sheryl Sandberg’s? Answer #1: The fantastic women I was fortunate to sit down to dinner with recently – and also call friends. Social media brought us together by ... keep reading...

Two Weddings and One Present…What I Know Now

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  Weddings almost always make me look forward or backward. But this summer I enjoyed two weddings entirely in the present. Looking back now, I see how people today are increasingly creating new rituals and putting their own twist on the old. I think it’s related to the fact that people waiting a little longer to get married. You know yourself better so you can put your individuality into your wedding…creating a bridge between past and future. The most ... keep reading...