No, I don’t mean the benefit of being able to blame our mood swings on our oncoming menopause (or midst menopause!)…I am talking about having the knowledge and the confidence to start new things!
YES!! It is Year of the MAGS – we need to grab our opportunities and run with them!
In today’s entrepreneurship world, women who start companies in their forties to fifties are a fast-growing group. And this invites a whole new set of challenges, because most people still think successful companies are started by men in their twenties.
I have started mine, well, I have started a few over the last twelve months, some have not worked, and some are still in motion to get them to work! This one – setting up MAGS and MAGS Merchandise Online Store, is my most fun and I have to say self satisfying (although, will be even more satisfying when people start buying MAGS Merchandise !!) I have found I can do this part time, and fit in other challenges around it.
According to a Kaufman report published in 2014, people aged 45 to 54 started more companies than any other age bracket. In 2013, 30% of new entrepreneurs were in this age bracket, up from 25.2% in 2003. On the other hand, people aged 20 to 34 started the least number of companies in 2013, at 22.7%, down from 26.4% in 2003.
Yes, those young ‘whippersnappers’ are confident, not afraid to try new things, and have more energy…but they do not possess the knowledge we do!
Especially as a women, we are used to juggling many different things! I don’t know about you, but this has become one of my biggest talents!!
Yes, I do get more tired more easily, but I also know how to work smarter now. The skills I have gained over my working life I can now use, without having to learn them (and that takes ALOT of energy!!). I know as time goes on, I have to keep learning more things to be able to grow, but I have alot less to learn if I was only in my 20’s!
Every day, I grow more and more attached to be a Middle Aged girl! I am loving this time in my life. I know, I know, I whinge and complain about menopause symptoms, and various other things…but on the whole, I have a great, no FABULOUS life!!
So, what are you waiting for!! Enjoy being a MAGS! Lets make this year the best one we have had yet!