What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? This is where I ask 40-something women to share 3 things to help a 20-something get a head start on gaining confidence to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.
1. Don’t get too comfortable. If you’re too comfortable, then you’re not learning anything.
2. Know what kind of risk taker you are. There is the risk involved in quitting a job …or not having finances lined up…or there is the risk of not accomplishing something you set your sights on. The risk of living with “what if”. It’s the risk of not finding a new job or it not working out vs. the opportunity of finding something that makes you happy. It’s the same thing with relationships. You just have to start defining risk in terms of what is it that you ultimately want.
3. Don’t try to be someone you are not. Don’t take a leap because someone else wants you to or because it is what everyone else is doing. Take a leap because is it something you feel passionate about or a place where you feel you can make an impact. Can actually visualize yourself doing it? I think if you’re incredibly passionate and hopefully skilled at whatever that passion is, then it will come to life in some shape or form.
-50-something entrepreneur & investor