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 a “Forty-Godmother”. Here are one woman’s gifts:


Fear but not enough to paralyze you. But you need a sense of fear to mobilize you. I would give them a sense that if they fall all the way down, there’s a soft landing, but they also need to have the fear to go up higher.




Passion. If you don’t know what your passion is, try different things. Look into your hobbies. Your studies. Was there anything you were drawn toward, gravitated toward or good at?

This post originally appeared in June 2011

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