Birthday backgroundFor much of my adult life, I have been blessed to have been able to serve as a professional volunteer (which, according to my definition, is someone who gets aggravated for free).

A few years ago, I realized that my comfort zone was starting to feel like a jail, and that I needed to start stretching the envelope and reinvent myself.

So I took all that I learned in many years of volunteer service and in training volunteers in everything from organization to marketing to public speaking, etc.; added in two years and counting of further training in business, marketing, and even voice acting, in order to create a new for-profit business for a change.

The mission of my business is to enable people in both for-profit and non-profit businesses to become authentic and effective messengers of their own message; so that they can greatly expand their client, customer or donor base, and thus grow their income and effectiveness exponentially.

So I am celebrating my 75th birthday (which is actually on April 10) by officially launching my new business with two free webinars on March 24 and 25, entitled 3 Game Changing Keys to Making Money Faster and More Easily by Harnessing Your Unique Business Voice.

It is designed to help people struggling with the following challenges:

  1. They are tired of seeing all their best potential prospects or donors going to the competition, even though they know that they are the best choice to serve them.
  2. They find that their potential prospects or donors don’t get them or the value of what they offer.
  3. They would rather have a root canal than go to a networking or social event where they might have to answer that dreaded question, So, what do you do?

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in hearing about how to deal with any of the above issues, please contact me. I’d love to share it with you.

And by the way, if you think it’s pretty far outside the box for a woman my age to start a new business, I am here to tell you that I am a piker compared to pioneering textile designer Ruth Adler Schnee.

At the age of 91, she not only recently won a lifetime achievement award of $50,000 as the 2015 Kresge Eminent Artist; but she also was offered, and signed, a 20-year contract with Knoll, the biggest name in classic modern design.

She asked them, Do you know how old I am? Evidently it didn’t matter to them. What mattered to them is what she can do, not how old she is.

You may never have seen her fabric designs, or been aware of who designed them if you have seen them; but among her early accomplishments, she helped design the classic Shell Oil logo, the colors of which she chose.

Ageism is no more appealing than any other -ism around; and we certainly don’t ever have to be limited by someone else’s conception of what we can and cannot accomplish at any age.

The truth is that any age can be an age of possibilities; and my wish for you is that you always be open to the possibilities that surround you in your life.

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