Three Gifts for a 20-Something

WIshlist-3 Wishes ImageWhat three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.



1. May the word NO, roll off your tongue easily. I wish in my twenties I learned to say, “no”. Now I say “no” all the time. You feel guilty with all the pressures and requests of family and friends…so you do everything. Now I feel guilty when I do everything.

2. More travel. I wish I had said yes more to travelling. Don’t be so consumed with what you may be missing. Be consumed with all the stories you will bring back from travel and experiences.

3. Mentors. Early on in your career, when you’re young, pick the people that you want to mentor you through your professional life. Pick the people that you know can help you. Not in a manipulative, calculated way. Who you admire? Who do you aspire to be? Then hook your wagon to them because they’ll pull you through.

– 40-something, Phoenix, AZ

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