10 powerful mantras to inspire your midlife career change
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These incredible women are thriving in their next chapters! And you can too.
We’ve curated a slice of wisdom – mantras that have helped these women power through setbacks and reach their dream careers in midlife.
How you talk to yourself impacts what you can accomplish in work and life. We’ve all faced those inner voices that tell us we’re a fraud, not good enough, or qualified enough – the imposter inside of us. Even the most accomplished women are not immune...
“You think, why would anyone want to see me again in a movie? And I don’t know how to act anyway, so why am I doing this?”
– Meryl Streep
The beliefs we carry around feel true to us -- but so many women feel trapped by thoughts that no longer serve them in their life and career.
One way to tame these inner voices is through the insight of other women like you who’ve also felt the same way.
If your inner voices are working against you – at whatever stage you’re in your career – check out these personal mantras from inspiring women in the EvolveMe community fueling change.
Make them your own!
Adopt one of these mantras or affirmations each day for the coming week. See how it changes your attitude about what’s possible for you!
"Don’t worry about fitting in, be yourself and focus on your strengths." -Heather Van Cura, Senior Director, Standards, Strategy & Architecture at Oracle
"Explore your own what if's." - Alisha Fernandez Miranda, Author, My What if Year
"If you're not at the table, you're on the menu. Build your own table & invite your own guests!" - Dr. Mary Hemphill, CEO of Limitless
"Leave the window open for the miraculous." - Chandra Roxanne, Managing Director, Astia Eedge
"Trust yourself. Lean into what makes your heart sing. Let go of what weighs you down." - Analiza Quiroz Wolf, Women of Color Rise Podcast
"Spend more time celebrating and enjoying the ‘wins’ in life, and know that things will 100% get better with age." -Sonsoles Gonzalez, CEO Better Not Younger
"Get your foot in the door, any which way you can, and once you've wedged your foot in, kick that door open. And keep it open for other returners; once you've landed somewhere, offer a helping hand to the woman behind you." -Katie Fogarty, Founder, A Certain Age podcast and Age Out Loud Instagram platform
"Always network, whatever else you're doing. Set a small daily goal for yourself and find a way to be held accountable to that goal. It will pay dividends when you least expect it." - Julia Korn, Founder, The Authenticity Guide
"Be open to what the universe brings, listen for the messages you hear, don’t ignore your intuition, get the support you need from others around you, and don’t be afraid to ask (or pay for) the help that you need…it will be priceless in the end." -Ruchi Pinniger, Founder, Watch Her Prosper
"If you haven't already, do the one thing you've always wanted to do. You owe it to yourself to try." -Ramona Thomas
Now try these 3 steps to create your own midlife mantra: Step 1: Identify a negative voice in your head that comes to you when you make a mistake.
Step 2 Write it down. Get it out of your head and onto paper or a digital notebook. This gives the negative voice less power over you.
Step 3 Reframe that voice as if you were talking to a best friend. What would you tell her?
Here’s an example: Instead of: They’ll find out I’m not qualified to do this job – especially not at my age! Try: You have the expertise (and perspective!) to share that comes from years of experience in the workforce. You’ve got this!
Don’t go at it alone! We’re better together.
If you’re serious about making a change or relaunching your career this year, this resource is for you. Set yourself up with success mindsets and download EvolveMe’s free resource here: 6 Mindset Traps that Sabotage Career Transition in Midlife.
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