Fifty – fun, fabulous and infectious

Fifty – fun, fabulous and infectious

Turning 50 is a bit like saving a vintage wine for a special occasion. The bottle looks the same but once you open it, well the taste is well worth waiting for.

I think as women we place so much expectation on having to look younger that we miss the wisdom of being who we are – and embracing all of it.

I have struggled with every age from 20, 30 ,40 and now 50.
I think it is because it’s the start of another decade and that in itself is a milestone.

I think 50 is a significant achievement because it is like hitting a half century. One half of your life is done. It’s been likened to training wheels on up to 50 and past 50 it is about the training wheels being off.

• We know who we are
• We know what we want
• We have the wisdom to make better choices and we get to do what we are passionate about.

For me yesterday was a milestone. I feel different – somewhat calmer and fearless.

I have made a decision to be around people who I like and trust. Life is too short to being with people who don’t bring out the best in you.

We should be working to purpose every day. We should love what we do. We have the power to make good choices that don’t bring pain and conflict to others.
We are mature enough to always ask the better question. Be the better person.

I love my natural grey hair. I love my personal style. I am not afraid of being single at 50. I am embracing every new opportunity that comes my way.

See I have decided to live to 100 so I am really on in day 1 of the second 50.

Day 1 was pretty special – can’t wait to take on the next 50.

The 68 vintage collection – well that’s priceless!

As Helen Reddy song – I am invincible. I am strong. I am women. My past has given me the courage to stand in my future. It’s up to me whether I embrace it or not.

I choose to.

50 is fun, fabulous and infectious.

Bring it on…


Rebecca Morris

Rebecca set up Paradigm Shift in 2011 because in her corporate career she repeatedly observed leaders choosing to let chaos reign rather than work out strategies for effective change. Or put simply – poor leadership.

With a background in educational psychology, roles as CEO, sales executive, business coach, business owner and teacher, Rebecca uses her proven experience and insights along with her practical tool box to get results.

Rebecca observes human behaviour and associated patterns and enables leaders to become present to their patterns through her IP, Observational Intelligence (OI). Rebecca uses her 'cycle of interruption' approach to interrupt, innovate and lead from new paradigms creating collectively powerful leaders and culture-safe organisations.

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