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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?

You Can Start Late and Reset

Yesterday we launched our 40 Women to Watch Over 40 List. Whitney Johnson, a former award-winning Wall Street analyst and author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, and I started this list in 2013 to inspire women over 40 who have more in front of them than behind them to persist while […] Read more…

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3 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. Jealousy is just wasted energy. If you know yourself there is no reason […] Read more…

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Are You Too Available? Create Your Own Ecosystem

Today we had a question from a 20-something who has come here for some shared wisdom before. Now she is back with a follow up. The question: Dear 40-somethings, About 3 years ago I came here to ask for advice on whether I should move to another state to live with my long distance boyfriend in […] 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.  Travel somewhere outside your comfort zone in your twenties, especially if you have […] 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.  Pick up your garbage. 2. Don’t be imprisoned by bitterness and anger. 3. […] Read more…

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Taking Maternity Leave: What I Learned

Preparing to go back to work after giving birth can be challenging no matter your age or title. Here our guest poster, Melissa Wallace, VP of Marketing at Splash, gives her advice on what she learned during her recent maternity leave. By Melissa Wallace, Vice President of Marketing, Splash A friend of mine asked me […] Read more…

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Keep Swimming

My first job. Someone left. Suddenly I was promoted. “Who me?” I wasn’t ready. It was either sink or swim. I killed myself doing it…but I just put it out there. I put out this air of confidence and then I’d go do tons of research. It was a stressful, weird time. I was skating on air. I […] Read more…

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