3 Gifts for a 20-Something

871622273628833_a-90cd2862_kI19VQ_pmWhat 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. Think of your mistakes as a learning experience and focus on the positive and a solution. Don’t wallow in the situation. Keep your mind focused on where you want to go. Then it’s easier to let go of what is failing you and see it as a course correction.

2. Learn how to make “me” time. “Me” time will be different for every person but the consistent thing is that it is your time and that is #1. If you wake up saying, “What is it I need today?” How radical is that compared to “what do I have to do today?“

3.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a passion – very few people grow up with a passion and end up making a career out of it. Out of school you may have interests but I’m not sure that you know passion. Passion sounds good but I think it actually is putting so much pressure on people who say, “I have to go do my passion. I don’t know what my passion is.”  So why not just get out there and do things that make sense. And then learn, explore and pay attention to the things you like doing. I think that you discover something that you like doing and then it can turn into a passion because you like it so much.

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