Every day on TV you can tune in and see a hair makeover, a body makeover, even a house makeover. And, wow, what changes you see! Great. But what does any of it matter when it's really your life that needs the makeover?
One of my dearest friends is -- right now -- trying to do just that. She was a talent manager whose resources had completely dried up. She's on her own and has to support herself. She needed a new dream. She had always loved medicine -- her dad had been a doctor. But it's too late now for med school, so she's in a 15-month course to become a specialist in cardio-vascular technology -- and she's thriving. Talk about a makeover!
I'm in her corner, cheerleading her on, and I'll be in the front row at her graduation. I'm so proud of her for taking this second chance at life. And it made me think of all the women I know, and that I've met, who are stuck in their life and can't find their way out for all the reasons most people get stuck -- after a divorce, kids all in school, in the wrong job, bad financial decisions. You know the list.
So, I talked to my friends at the Today show and asked them if they would partner with me to help women figure out how to get unstuck. And they said "Yes!" (They're good people at the Today show; they do a lot of good things for women.)
We're calling the program "Kick Start Your Life TODAY." Here's how it's going to work: You tell us where you are now in your life, and where you want to go. From the stories that are submitted, we're going to choose three women who are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. If you are selected, I will travel to your hometown to talk with you about how you're hoping to change your life. Then we'll give you a "kick start" by bringing in the best experts to guide you on the next steps to make it all happen. And even if you're not one of the three we choose, our hope is that these women's stories -- which may not be too different from yours -- will help guide you to your own "kick start" life makeover.
I hope you'll take this chance to start over. I really hope you do! Just fill in the form right here: http://on.today.com/kickstartlife. I can't wait to meet you.
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