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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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What I Am Thankful For…A Thanksgiving Redo

A month or two ago I got a package from my parents with some elementary school projects that my Dad had unearthed in the latest purging exercise. I forget which comedian said that we spend the first half of life accumulating things and the latter half getting rid of things…but it’s true. Ever since college I get […] Read more…

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How to not roll over and hit snooze…

Image from Business Insider article Today I’m sharing advice from Neil Blumenthal, co-founder / co-ceo of Warby Parker, speaking last week at a GCU event moderated by Dirk Standen of Style.com. Love his perspective, the story behind Warby Parker and willingness to share his lessons learned. Great 40:20 vision for building a mission based business but […] 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. We have a beautiful post this week from a reader…3 […] Read more…

Speaking Up and Finding Some Common Ground

I went to a lunch this week to mentor some younger women about workplace inequities, the slightly under-the-radar gender related things that happen in the workplace. Sometimes unintentional….ingrained, unchallenged behaviors that men can partake in in the workplace…but not un-harmful. Some things that came up included: being called sweetie or honey, not being included in […] Read more…

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Looking Back On How I Moved Forward

What I know now: one 40-something female serial entrepreneur’s advice on career ups and downs and moving forward. On reaching goals… Getting too caught up in the details. Is what you are spending your time on moving you forward or just maintaining the status quo? You can feel busy 24/7 but you’re not doing yourself […] 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”?  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. Never underestimate your friends. […] Read more…

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Have Your Done Your Relationship Homework?

Today’s post is from a woman reflecting on marriage…or what happens in any relationship when it is based on how the person feels about you rather than how you feel about them. ~ On her marriage… I was so reactionary when it came to relationships. “How does he feel about me? Does he think I’m pretty? I think I’m […] Read more…

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Don’t Panic…You Are Not Late

Some advice from a 7×7 Mentor Salon on entrepreneurship. It touches on a familiar feeling for many 20-somethings as they navigate their career and look at their peers…”am I there yet?” There is this sense of instant success. You read these articles on 20-somethings who start a company and a year later they’re getting all […] Read more…

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