Age is Just a Number
Tom Brady won his 6th Super Bowl and became the oldest quarterback to do so: Age 41
His coach, Bill Belichick, became the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl: Age 66
Diana Ross performed at the Grammy’s and showed us why she’s a music legend: Age 74
Some people don’t even start their careers until their 40s, 50s, 60s!
Vera Wang, fashion icon, didn’t start designing clothes until she was 40.
Betty White became wildly popular after she was on the Mary Tyler Moore show at age 51.
Laura Ingalls Wilder published the first in the “Little House” books at age 65.
Age is just a number.
It is never too late to start something new or build upon a dream. Often, we get to a certain age and feel that we’ve “missed” the right time or opportunity. This is usually false (unless there is a physical restriction), but in business – the time is always right.
If you told me I’d be writing books when my children were grown, I wouldn’t have believed you.
If you told me I’d be traveling and speaking far more in the second part of my career than the first, I wouldn’t have believed you.
If you told me I’d have a weekly podcast (me, not the biggest fan of tech) I wouldn’t have believed you.
But, here I am. I am doing things that I love, new things, exciting things and I’m encouraging you to do the same.
Don’t look at age as a determining factor of why you can’t do something. You CAN do it. Age brings wisdom and experience and that only helps you with whatever endeavor you want to accomplish.
If you want a promotion, go get it.
If you want to build a brand new business, get out there and do it.
If you want to be the top seller on your team, make it happen.
Age doesn’t define you.
Your strengths, your passion, your knowledge, your connections and your ability to be the greatest version of yourself is available right now. Embrace your age and show the world what you can do!