Let’s play Barbies.
What would 9-year-old me say to me now?
“Hang in there. It is all for purpose. Let’s play Barbies.”
What would 90-year-old me say?
Probably, the same thing.
When I was younger, I wanted to be Barbie. She could put on different clothes each day and have a different career.
It took me a long time to figure out it was acceptable to change my interest and to stand in who I am even if I wasn’t ready yet. I’ve had help along the way. Embracing change is shaky, especially when the little voice in your head says you’re not good enough.
If a lesson isn’t clear yet, the teaching isn’t over.
Life can be strenuous without a connection to something larger than yourself. I thought I was alone in stumbling through life, but I am perfectly designed for a purpose. This purpose has driven me my whole career especially when I’ve had to wear many different hats in entrepreneurship; I didn’t understand it then.
I thought burnout was the only path.
What would 9 and 90-year-old you say about your life?
Change could mean a career shift but it doesn’t have to be. It could be how you approach your leadership.
George Burns on aging: “I get up every morning and read the obituary column. If my name’s not there, I eat breakfast.”
There’s a critical voice inside of you - the one telling you what you can build or achieve - in the end, will you let it win?