Method, what method?
In The Handel Method®, developed and taught at MIT, Stanford School of Business, and NYU, the first assignment we give each and every client (myself included), is to write their dreams for 12 different areas of their life. From the more obvious areas, like career, money, body, love, and family, to the less obvious, like relationship to yourself, home, and friendship, to the potentially stepped over-ed areas, like fun and adventure, time, community and contribution.
Seems, the older we get, the worse we are at dreaming. As kids, if I asked you to tell me what you want, you were prolific. As adults, we tend to let ourselves dream only what we can have.
At 50, the best many of us can muster is hoping our triceps don’t jiggle.
Except, if we don’t admit what we want, do we have to do anything but bitch, excuse, blame the state of the world, the pandemic, and our age for why we can’t have what we want?
Instead, we believe not just the world’s hype, but our own negative thoughts, beliefs, and theories, too.
Worse than just believing our thoughts, theories, and beliefs, we prove them.
Prove what? How about…
Half of all American women 50 and over experience long-term unemployment. Only a quarter of single women over 50 will go on to find partners. Or simply that we’re not good enough to still have dreams, let alone go after them.
Tell your head nice try. In it’s ever-attempt to still save you from saber-toothed tigers, have it go do something better with it’s time. Like research women over fifty who have kicked ass. In fact, all five of Fortune’s most powerful women are over 50. These women prove it’s not only doable, there’s a blueprint for it.
So what happened when my sister got me dreaming, curating my own thoughts, not believing my own limiting beliefs and into the right real bold-ass actions to make our dreams a reality?
Today, we’re the biggest executive life coaching company in the world.
Now that we have your crappy business theories debunked, how about we take on another big, scary thing for women over 50?