50 is here, baby! And I've learned a few things in my 50 years on this beautiful planet. Today, I'm sharing 10 of those hard earned lessons in hopes that they can help you too. Psst: This is a great episode to share with your younger friends. (I'm like the ghost of Christmas future over here).

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Top 10 Lessons from (My First) 50 Years

It’s my 50th birthday. The big 5–0. Half a century. Fifty shades of somethin’. As a woman who’s had her fair share of life experiences, I feel like I’ve got some things to say, so sit your young self back and take a listen. The stuff you’ve been through — the challenges, the set backs, the unanswered prayers — they have all brought you to where you are today. And it’s those experiences that provide us the greatest lessons and wisdom. So as a new silver-haired, card-carrying member of AARP, I’ve learned a few things in my 50 years on this beautiful planet and today, I’m sharing 10 of those hard earned lessons in hopes that they can help you too. Psst: Feel free to share with your younger friends, too. (I’m like the ghost of Christmas future over here.)

1. You are not for everyone.

This is something I tell my creative coaching clients all the time. I actually tell my kids this all the time. It is okay if someone just does not prefer you. Just keep being yourself, showing up and doing you. Say it with me: I. AM. NOT. FOR. EVERYONE. The sooner and more often you remember this, you’ll be given a sense of freedom no longer worrying or even wondering what everyone else thinks.

2. You’re leaving a lot of progress on the table.

I love my trainer, Joan. She’s awesome. I see her three times a week. And when I’m there, we do all the s

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