Three Gifts for a 20-Something

Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were your “Forty-Godmother”. Here’s one woman’s gifts:

~ 1 ~

“The power not to obsess. Something that will turn off the part of the brain / thought process that obsesses and makes you stress out. (e.g. what am I doing? I can’t do this. I should do this because this affects that…blah blah blah)”


“Blinders that stop you from comparing yourself to other people. Everyone has problems and has a different version of what makes them happy. No good comes from comparing what you have or don’t have – from your job, your life, your relationship to what others have. It will only make you question what you have …and you don’t even know if they are happy.”

~ 3 ~

“Enjoy. Take advantage of opportunities that come your way even if you think it will set back your career a year. Even if some people think it’s a bad idea. LIsten to what you want. Things like travel, moving, trying a new place to live.

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