Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. In essence, three things to help you get a head start on perspective and gain the confidence you need to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. Herewith, one 40-something woman’s gifts.
1. Don’t fear aging…indulge in moderation, find one form of exercise you like, go to the dentist and live life to it’s fullest — that is the best anti-aging secret.
2. Go into every meeting proving to yourself that you have every right to be at the table. Walk away from every meeting asking to be noticed for what you contributed.
3. Don’t run away from truths about yourself…they will come back. That is the only thing that is bad about 40~ dealing to the things you have been hiding from since your 20s.