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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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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. Find a source of confidence within yourself. As you search […] Read more…

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Keep or Let Go…What I Know Now

New Year’s Eve…so full of promise and reflection…or maybe just planning for a fun evening out! I can’t believe it is almost 2015 but that must mean I had a good year. For New Year’s I gathered a few wishes from 40-somethings on one thing they would keep and let go for the New Year…based […] Read more…

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Three Gifts For a 20-Something – What I Wish I Knew Then

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. Don’t be in a rush to have everything. Not having […] Read more…

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Put Yourself In The Movie

I read Vanity Fair on the airplane this week and was surprised to find myself inspired by Graydon Carter’s letter from the editor about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his battle with Hachette over e-books and contemporary publishing. The whole letter (and article) is worth a read, but I liked this “corny but effective device” Mr. Carter […] 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”?  This is where I ask 40-something women to share 3 things to help a 20-something get a head start on gaining confidence to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.       1. Pain is finite. 2. […] Read more…

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What did you want to be when you grew up? Part 3

Today we have the third post in the series curated by Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, reflecting on how childhood dreams affect the people we become. Read the first installment here and the second installment here. ~ Whitney Johnson, From Pianist to Investor “When I was really young, around 8 years old, […] Read more…

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