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Reflection- Get What You Want By Embracing Your Age - re convo with Bettina Gordon-Wayne





“Start focusing on the positive of growing old and enjoy knowing that you can make each year count, not looking back and wishing you were there, not fearing the future. But embracing every day and creating an exciting and adventurous life moving forward.” -Shirley Owens


Age is a funny thing. It has us trying to run in the opposite direction frequently. Why do we want to defy age instead of embrace it? Tune in as Shirley gives you a challenge to enjoy each day and year to the fullest! Come see what you have to look forward to!




Highlights:


00:40 Age Talks

02:07 Make Your Age Count!



Tweets:


What can you do with your age? Tune in as @SfbaldwinOwens reflects on how to make your age count!

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Quotes:

  • 02:26 “Mentally throw your negative story because, in reality, most of the things you fear aren’t real. They’re just stigmas and stories you’ve been told.” -Shirley Owens

  • 02:51“Start focusing on the positive of growing old and enjoy knowing that you can make each year count, not looking back and wishing you were there, not fearing the future. But embracing every day and creating an exciting and adventurous life moving forward.” -Shirley Owens


Connect With Bettina:


Bettina Gordon-Wayne is a Journalist, Author, and a Certified Mental Strenght Trainer who helps women overcome their limiting beliefs around age and create the life they dream of. After an international career in journalism and creating a new life in a foreign country, Bettina made some bold moves again- she had her first child, wrote her first best-selling book, and healed from breast cancer, all past her 40th birthday. She helps women like her, realize that nobody can dictate what a person can and cannot do at a certain age. It is her belief that every person deserves to do what they desire to do.


Transcriptions

Shirley Owens: Hello and welcome back. Today, I'm reflecting on my convo with Bettina Gordon-Wayne. We talked about age, and since then, I've been really thinking about age. And it's such a funny thing because when you're young, you can't wait to grow up. When you're old, you wish you were young. 16, 18 and 21 are milestones, and rites of passage. Middle-age causes a crisis. When you're 40, you're over the hill. And at 50, you're half of a century. 55, you're a senior citizen. 60's, are the new 40's. There's always a reason to get older or wish you were younger. I'm 49, and I hear all the time that I don't look a day past 35, yet something inside of me is grateful and happy that others would think that. I've never had anyone say, I look older or even my age, but there's this small amount of dread each time. there's a pause before the guests that someone might actually guess right, or heaven forbid older. Why is that? What would life be like if we completely embraced whatever age we were, and even better created some excitement within us to look forward to growing old.

“Mentally throw your negative story because, in reality, most of the things you fear aren’t real. They’re just stigmas and stories you’ve been told.” -Shirley Owens

This week, I would have you ponder your age. Write down all the things that you can possibly think of that you fear or dread about it. Make a list of those, and then make a list of all the positive things you can think of about your age. Then I want you to mentally throw your negative list away, because in reality, most of the things you fear aren't real, they're just stigmas and stories you've been told. Look into your future and think, when I'm 20, I can do this. When I'm 30. I can do that. And so on, and so on. Start focusing on the positive of growing old and really enjoying, knowing that you were going to make every year count from this day forward. Not looking back and wishing you were there, not fearing the future, but embracing every day in creating an exciting and adventurous life moving forward. I am going to take my own advice. I love you all so much. Have an amazing week filled with gratitude for the life he's lived and for the life you will continue to live. See you next Tuesday.

“Start focusing on the positive of growing old and enjoy knowing that you can make each year count, not looking back and wishing you were there, not fearing the future. But embracing every day and creating an exciting and adventurous life moving forward.” -Shirley Owens



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