Being ageless isn’t just a matter of eating healthy and looking young. It’s more than that. It’s also moving through life’s speed bumps.
50 might be a happy rite of passage for you or it might be a number you refuse to accept as pertaining to you. One thing we can all get behind is the fact that our years have given use experience. And those experiences have given us a wisdom that was hard won. I say hard won because nobody has a charmed life.
By the time you reach 50, most likely you have encountered at least one speed bump in your life. For some of us, multiple speed bumps or down right tragedies.
And yet we have to keep moving forward. We have expectations of ourselves. Others have expectations of us. People are watching. What will they think?
Sometimes those speed bumps require us to slow down or stop our business because of the nature of the speed bump. And other times, we know intuitively that walking away is what our souls require. And in some instances, the speed bump tells us to hurry up rather than slow down. Every speed bumps is as individual as we are.
Speed Bumps Are Catalysts
I had mine 5 years ago. It led to the decision to close my business and it’s been a long and winding road to the decision to reopen it. I realized I couldn’t just show up one day and say, “Hey, I’m back!”, with no explanation.
That lead me to wonder how many other successful business women have gone through their own speed bump and nobody knows? I had noticed that some of my peers that had been posting from their personal life for a long time were now talking more about business again. So it made me curious.
Then while taking a bubble bath on a Monday morning I got an idea. I’m going to find other women like me and ask them to share their stories of transformation, to tell the truth about their speed bumps or tragedies. I’ll do a telesummit to go behind the social media curtain we’ve put up and look at their real lives, raw and vulnerable.
Who would want to tell their story that isn’t so pretty?
Who would see the bigger picture of helping thousands of women who are experiencing their own speed bump and think they are all alone?
How would I share my vision so they agree it’s time to tell their story?
First of all, how do I find them, since nobody talks about the down times on social media?
That’s part of the problem. We are made to feel bad about anything in our lives that’s less than perfect because all we see on social media is pretty pictures! It’s so important to keep up that public image.
Speed Bumps Give Us Energy and Power
But I did find them, and 21 courageous successful business women have come forward to share their own personal speed bump. Some are major tragedies that I hope you never have to deal with in your life, but they made it through. Some are things that you could possibly be going through right now but are feeling too much guilt or shame to talk about.
These women have the strength to stand up and tell their story in the hopes of sharing their lessons learned with you, to give you the insights of how they moved through their dark times. At the same time, you get to witness their psychology to how they see the world. That’s a big part of what made them so successful and also what got them through and made them successful again. You also find out how they run their business and what their daily routine looks like. They are extremely generous with their advice, tips, and strategies.
Their level of sharing has impressed me and I believe will challenge us all to go deeper and get bigger in our lives and businesses.
It’s time for us to stand together as a group of women over 50. Your Ageless Life and Business is a movement of successful business women, who are not afraid to tell their truth and stand fully in their power. Women just like you. So join our movement. Be ageless, as we all move into our larger leadership roles together.
When I started in the information marketing business in 2001, the mentors and gurus were all men. There were no women leaders to learn from. In fact that was the reason I created the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit in 2004 as a place where women experts got the stage time they deserved, and other women were taught how to use their expertise to give them a bigger voice to create change in the world. It was the first event of it’s kind.
It’s time to create a shift in the way we do business. We will create it with all the wisdom from the depth of our collective souls and the passion and life purpose that drives each and every one of us.
Use Your Speed Bumps
Now 16 years later as we come full circle and are looking to take our lives and businesses to the next level, there are still not many women standing up as leaders and mentors the way the men are. The group of women in those roles is a small percentage. It’s time for us to take our place as leaders. It’s time to speak our truth. It’s time to stop playing even a little bit smaller than the magnificence we know ourselves to truly be.
Yes, it can be scary to do it alone. But you’re not alone. We are all standing up together, and moving forward together as examples of what it looks like to be ageless, in our lives and in our businesses.
Ladies, WE ARE WHO WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
It’s up to us this time around to stand up and be the leaders. We have the experience as successful business women. We are creating an ageless lifestyle and business that allow us the freedom to have any kind of life we choose. We have the knowledge and expertise. And most of all the have a wisdom, empathy, and compassion that comes from walking through the fire, whether it was a dark night of the soul or a horrible tragedy.
Our introduction to this shift, this movement, is the telesummit where 21 women will be our role models of what this new lifestyle and ageless business look like. They will share their story, their psychology, tips, and strategies that have allowed them to go through their speed bump and come back stronger and more powerful with a clearer vision of what they want and how to make it happen. And many have already taken their businesses to new levels of success in a way that is much more personally satisfying to them and allows them to live an ageless lifestyle.
And they are sharing it all with you.
This is our movement. We are the leaders. Come join us.