Archive for February, 2008
When was the last time you were proud of your age? If you’re thinking decades ago, I might suggest you make a slight shift in attitude. As baby boomer women, we are making fifty and better THE age to be!
There are lots of reasons for this. For starters, we represent the first generation whose female population can expect to live at least another thirty years, hopefully productive, after the age of fifty. Secondly, we are the only age group whose numbers are far greater than previous as well as subsequent generations. We do represent a critical mass and, yes, we’ve probably added a couple of pounds over the years so that mass just continues to grow. But, better yet, we remain as gloriously outspoken and willful as we were in our youth. So, no shrinking violets here: we ladies just won’t tolerate being shunted to the margins of society, all too often the matronly destiny of our foremothers.
If there ever was a generation of women over fifty who REFUSE to become invisible it is us! After all, by virtue of our numbers alone, acknowledgement, visibility, and communal clout are a boomer’s birthright.
So, forget fifty being the new thirty. Fifty is the totally new and revolutionary, sexy and saucy, white-hot and smokin’ FIFTY! We lucky ladies can be proud to claim this age as our own—in fact, let’s flaunt it by being the most bodacious, out there, and rockin’ set of grannies the planet has ever known!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 17 so far )
I had a terrible habit. Too many times in my life I responded to challenges by saying, “Oh, I’d love to do that—but I couldn’t possibly…” Thinking in those terms, I missed out on some pretty great opportunities over the years.
Then, something miraculous happened! I turned fifty and my inner spunk began to rise. My outlook shifted to “why not?” and, even better, to “why not me?” Yes, girlfriends, the life we create for ourselves does all come down to attitude. And, the years past fifty are a women’s greatest time to grab her very own brass ring.
As younger women, we often played supporting roles. We nurtured growing families and put our personal aspirations way down on our list. Now, with the right focus, the motivation to set and achieve goals, and a “can do attitude,” we truly will be unstoppable.
So, a gentle reminder, if you haven’t yet signed up for the free teleseminar I’m presenting with Raven Blair Davis, producer and host of Women Power Talk Radio, I invite you to do so. It’s called “The Seven Steps to Ignite Your Unstoppable Power,” and takes place on Tuesday, February 26th at 9 p.m. EST.
It’s time to turbo-charge your attitude, open up your options, build upon your dreams, and say, “I can” in the most definite, resounding, and unstoppable of ways!
And, if you haven’t seen this one yet, I’m inviting you to view a woman who’s definitely got her share of unstoppable power. Take a look and feel her passion.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )
Did you ever want something so badly that you felt you were unstoppable? It is our strongest desires that cause us to tap into our deepest passions and power.
Such times, although they bring great energy and joy, often get lost in the shuffle of daily living. We get sidetracked by a multitude of tasks and obligations, our power drops, our focus gets scattered, and we feel ourselves just going through the motions.
If you’re feeling bored, unhappy, and dissatisfied with your life, you need to stop and take notice. As Rosalind Russell said in the movie, Auntie Mame, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” And, which one of us would willingly opt to starve at the banquet of life?
There are, thankfully, some practical and realistic steps you can take to turn your life around, boost your energy, renew your focus, and go after what you want. Raven Blair Davis, producer and host of Women Power Talk Radio, and I will be conducting a series of tele-seminars that show you how. Our first, “The Seven Steps to Ignite Your Unstoppable Power,” will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 9 p.m. EST.
The seminar is free and I invite each of you to attend. We’ve got some great ideas and tips, and we’ll be giving you a step-by-step action plan. Click here to sign up. If you want to take a look at Women Power Talk Radio and listen to some of the amazing guests that Raven has interviewed, click here.
Women over fifty have reached the age when we can be our most creative, our most productive, our most successful, and assert our own unique and amazing power. Success is waiting for you. So, why not claim your own unstoppable power?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )
After working hard on goals throughout the month of January, I want to shift focus and present some exciting news. In fact, this information is both encouraging and revolutionary and should go a long way to motivate each of you to follow through and achieve what you want for yourselves—even into your later years.
Some of us over fifty report a sense of slowing down, not feeling in our prime, and not being as clear thinking and energetic as we used to be. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Although we may not have the physical stamina we did in our youth, our sense of sense of ourselves as unique and vital individuals, our joy in living, and our big time brainpower are growing ever stronger. In truth, the aging process provides some real potential for success in many facets of our lives.
A recent study based on data from 2 million people in 80 countries showed that depression tended to peak in women around 40 years of age. After that, we grow more content and satisfied with each passing year. Researchers cite a number of reasons for this but the bottom line is that we become happier and more fulfilled as we age. Of course, many of us boomer gals already know this. In reality, we feel ourselves primed and ready to go and grow in more ways than ever before.
But, that’s not all the good news. Current brain research demonstrates that the brain continually regenerates. We have the capacity for lifelong learning, ever-greater knowledge and, yes, wisdom. In fact, the years over fifty may produce some of our most creative and extraordinary achievements.
So, ladies, let’s move forward and show the world what we boomers are made of. Let’s get out there and make things happen for ourselves. There truly is no stopping us now. After all, we’ve got the post menopausal zest and the brains to go after what we want. And, it’s high time we show those young whippersnappers what a feisty gal over fifty can do!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )