If you want a stable career, that's good. If you want to earn a lot of money, that's beautiful. If you want prestige, social status, security, that's perfectly natural. But don't trade those things in for what matters most: heart.
It's been fascinating to me to speak to women in their twenties, versus women in their sixties. I wish many of us younger ones would listen more closely to what older women have learned throughout the years. Most, if not all, of my younger clients are very career-oriented. It's important for them to establish a foundation and a name. That's because many of us in this age group are still in an intense self-discovery process, and we're still trying to "prove ourselves." We're in proving mode. We are still earning our credibility in a certain field or industry. We want to prove that we can be financially independent and that we have what it takes to succeed within a certain system.
Meanwhile, my clients in their sixties have gone through the proving game, and now after years of a career without very much heart, they begin to wonder: "Where have all the years gone? I've proved myself. I've earned money. I've kicked ass at this job. I have bought a house. But now what? I still feel something is missing."
Those women are ready to follow their callings. They feel ready to transform or pivot their career into a calling.
If you're in your twenties or early thirties, listen carefully to the older women who have already lived the career you want. What have they learned? What are they saying now? Maybe there's a way for you to pull some of that wisdom towards you now, in your younger years.
I truly believe there is an emerging generation of us younger women who are asking the big questions: Why am I here? What am I here to give? How can I truly contribute and be of service?
How can I not give a flying fuck about what others think and follow the calling in my heart?
We are that generation. But it will take listening and learning from women who have walked before us.
Much love, sister...
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