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.
1. You should follow whatever it is in you that doesn’t fit it with the crowd when you are younger — it might just be what makes you shine as you get older.
2. No matter how bad a situation feels at the moment — it is not going to always feel that way.
3. Find your style early – it will save you money in the long run. Pay attention to what you buy and don’t wear vs what you wear over and over. Make that a guiding principle for what to spend money on.