From Cinderella to CEO

I want to know what happens

after Cinderella rides off with Prince Charming.

Melissa Joan Hart

One of the magical benefits of turning 40 (or 50 and more!) is that we fit more comfortably into the shoes of “CEO of My Life.”  We recognize that rules are all made up, so why not make a few of our own?  We realize there’s no time to blame, just time to face up to the consequences of our (in)actions. We claim our power to relax and reinvent ourselves in ways that suit our values, goals, and reality.  And even as we live under the tyranny of “gotta have it all” and “gotta do more,” we realize we can free ourselves when we are honest with our answer to “What really makes me happy?”
At the heart of Cinderella’s story is the belief in the power of transformation, the benevolence of helping hands, the importance of work done with love and great care despite adversity or while we’re mulling through our choices.  As we age, we realize that when we don’t get invited to the ball, we can host our own party.  When we lose a shoe, it’s ok to walk on bare feet–and sexy does not require the highest of heels!  We look at the hand holding the magic wand and find that this hand has been our own, or at least, blessed by our choices.
Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to tell  us what Cinderella’s story means to you today.
Book recommendation:
From Cinderella to CEO:  10 Lessons of Fairy Tales
by Cary Broussard

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