Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What 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. Surround yourself with smart people. There is no job you can do on your own. You think you can but you can’t. Working with people that are smarter will motivate you to want to be more and do more. They lead by example.

2. Save some energy for yourself. It’s so important to be real and true to yourself. I worried too much about how the other person in the relationship felt versus how I felt. When you spend all your energy pleasing others you avoid dealing with how you are feeling. That’s when you end up in a bad place.

3. It’s okay to need your friends. Let yourself be vulnerable and let someone be there. it’s so much better to let them in when it’s happening than after it’s happening.

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