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    3 Gifts for a 20-Something

    WIshlist-3 Wishes ImageWhat three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here, 40-somethng women share the three things to help 20-somethings get a head start on perspective and gain confidence to make decisions that are right for them. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.

     

     

     

    1. Don’t deceive yourself. For so many reasons!

    2. Appreciate others in all life situations. There is a good probability that at one time in your life you will be in their shoes. If you never are, you are either lucky, or you missed an opportunity to learn and grow.

    3. Allow yourself to feel, experience, and process through hardship. It can be much more painful to deal with in the future if you suppress it. You can pay for counseling, treatment, etc., now or years later when you will likely have compiled regrets and also lost precious time.

    – Heidi from Spokane WA

    Today’s 3 Gifts came from a reader submission. Share your wisdom…. what are your 3 Gifts?

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Dreams Change

                Just because you had dreams or you had a plan of what you thought your life was going be at 20, doesn’t mean you’re the same person when you’re 30. You can hold on to what you thought your life would be like, but maybe where you […] Read more…

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Insights from SXSW

Last week 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, Stephanie Florence, attended SXSW in Austin. This year I didn’t attend SXSW and tried to avoid FOMO. Thanks to Stephanie I don’t have to. What I love about SXSW is the spirit of sharing. It’s as much in the meeting people along the way as it is […] Read more…

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Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things 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. Consider your naivete a bonus. Appreciate all the firsts and keep […] Read more…

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Mountains at 20 Become Moleholes at 40

When I went around the country interviewing women of all marital statuses about relationships, a lot of women talked about expectations. The root of much fighting is about disappointment over expectations not being met. The big difference about being married is that when you have a fight, you can’t just say forget this. I’m outta here. […] Read more…

How to Manage from the Middle

  Today we have a question on managing in a male dominated company from a reader in India. Q. Do you have any words of wisdom for the scenario of being a middle manager in a largely male organization? In my new role with my company. I often interact with the CEO. I’m looking to […] Read more…

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Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things 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. There is never just one solution. If something doesn’t work […] Read more…

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You Can’t “Make” It Work

Today’s post on closing one window and opening another. A love story. ~ It’s true. It’s better to be happy on your own than miserable in a relationship. I stayed with something for too long despite being unhappy. We were separate people living in the same house. It’s a terrible way to spend time. I […] Read more…

Don’t Shag Your Girlfriends

Today’s post is inspired by a group of eight women discussing their friendships. As they became adults and grew up, had kids, got married, got divorced, their friendships were truly a lifeline. Their advice…learn to be a good friend in your twenties…and beware the girlfriend ditch. Or in their own words: Friendship is even more important as […] Read more…

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