Fun at 40?
September is always an exciting time, but this year it’s an especially BIG month for me.
My kids start school tomorrow. Our 12th fall season of Women For Hire career expos kicks off in a few weeks. And I’m turning 40 next week. FORTY!
My 30s were great. I grew this company, which I started at an Ikea desk in my bedroom, into a multi-million dollar business. Women For Hire has a national presence on the career field and we’ve helped thousands of women launch and advance their careers.
I joined Good Morning America, where my ongoing workplace segments focus on helping people land jobs, get ahead and make their work lives as satisfying as possible. I became a New York Times bestselling author with Will Work From Home.
This year, I introduced an entirely new service for a growing segment of our population: current and aspiring women entrepreneurs. I am so excited about our new venture and convinced that at these fun-filled retreats we can seriously help many women launch or ramp up their small businesses.
Some days I worry that the best is behind me – that it’ll be impossible to top what I’ve so proudly achieved. Then I’m reminded of something Gayle King once told us in our Audio Inspiration series, another highlight of my 30s. She said even though she loves her big, full, incredible life, she always stops short of saying, “This is as good as it gets.” She believes doing better is always possible.
It’s the limitless possibilities of the future that excite me about turning the big 4-0 next week. I’m moving into this decade with more than just a great foundation- thanks to YOU. My dreams of the last 10 years focused on how to best serve YOU – the women who visit our websites, attend our events, subscribe to our newsletters, and candidly share their challenges and triumphs. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You inspire me every day.
Several people have told me that 40 is when the fun really begins. (They’re all over 40, so they’re speaking from experience!) I hope they’re right. I hope the 30s were just practice for the good stuff that’s really in store.
Cheers to YOU this September!