I am a firm believer that life really begins at forty and Those Two Girls agree.
In the earlier years of my life everything felt quite hectic. I was running a global communications company, flying all around the world and raising a daughter on my own.
I constantly felt the pressure to over deliver with every client I took on and although the results were thrilling, it was exhausting.
Then just before I turned forty, I had a near death experience that completely transformed my life.
I started reassessing everything, questioning what my values were, and most importantly taking powerful steps to change my life.
Now I can honestly say, my forties have been the best years of my life.
My guests today, Sarah and Lise of Those Two Girls have a top rated podcast, “Forty” which dives into this exact topic. It celebrates the life lessons and stories of popular Australian women in their forties through honest, insightful and funny interviews.
With a background in early morning breakfast radio and all the attention that brings with it, they felt the push to succeed, attend all the events, wear the high heels and all the spanx. But as they approached their forties, they started to realise this was not the life they wanted to lead anymore.
Swapping the heels for flats and the spanx for trackies, Those Two Girls are now living their lives on their terms and having a fantastic time doing it.
I want you to feel empowered to change the trajectory of your life too. Look for that sense of calm, contentment and peace that you might be lacking after constantly striving to prove yourself to others.
Age is just a number. Look at where you are, where you want to get to, and stand in your truth.