Success Story: Lisa Alfano
I worked with Lisa Alfano on her return from a sabbatical she took at age 52. She's continued to inspire me with her boldness and courage, going on to re-establish herself in Portland, Oregon, become a competitive triathlete, and now explore a new business venture!
She shared her story this week in an interview on the blog "Next Act for Women: Reinventing in Midlife and Beyond."
When asked what advice she has for other women "reinventing themselves at midlife," Lisa responds:
"Do not listen to anyone who tells you that you are having a midlife crisis. Follow the voice of your soul; she will never steer you wrong. It isn’t easy reinventing yourself after so many years of living in the shell—one you were never meant to live in. You will get pushback and negative energy and comments from some of the people whose support you yearn for. Push through it because your own support and words of encouragement are enough. The reinvented you always existed; she was living in the shadow of the public you, waiting for the right moment to show herself."
Wise advice at any age. Thank you for sharing your story, Lisa!