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 a “Forty-Godmother”. Here are one woman’s gifts:
Learn to let go of anger and bad feelings. It took me a long time to do that. It’s hard. It made a big difference. It only hurts yourself to hold on to it.
Happiness with yourself. I think that’s the most important thing. To be able to say “I feel good about who I am.” It doesn’t matter if I’m working at K-Mart or if I’m working executive job. I think once you have that type of wisdom, everything else falls in place.
Courage in conflict. The ability to say enough is enough. Don’t be afraid to say what you want or confront a wrong because you’re afraid of conflict.