So, I’ve got a milestone coming up.

I’ve been thinking about what this milestone means.

You know what it means? It means absolutely nothing.

I’ve been thinking to myself, as I turn a milestone birthday, how does it make me feel? Does it make me feel different? Does it make me feel…what?

I started realizing how it made me feel: it made me feel powerful.

See, I’ve been saying this for years: youth is wasted on the youth.

In your 20s, you’re often in your head thinking that your whole life has to happen a certain way.

But do you want to know how I feel about it now? I really think that you become more powerful as you get older, and you just don’t care anymore.

You’ve already played all the games. You’ve already seen all the things. You can say things to people that you’ve never said before, because you know what you can get away with.

And that’s what I started thinking: I haven’t worked much the last couple of months. I’ve been going through some personal issues and some of you’ve caught on to that.

But all of these personal issues have made me a lot stronger. They’ve helped me realize what I can’t put up with in life anymore. And it’s a lot of fun to really stand up, constantly, for who you are and what you’re all about, and not give your power away, in any way, shape, or form, ever.

The other day, I was going through some personal things.

I was in touch with a guy about a car I’m interested in. (I’m constantly looking for a car because I sold the car that I loved—big mistake!)

I told the guy what I wanted to pay for the car and that he either he makes it happen, or he doesn’t. Then I told him to go to work and crunch some numbers, because that’s how you get things done in life.

‘So crunch some numbers and make it happen. You’re not going to make a lot of money off of me, at all. But you’re going to have a customer for life.’

Because that’s what life is about: sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But you know what? If you ask for what you want, you’ll always get it.

There are just so many things I realize now that I didn’t realize when I was in my 20s.

And that’s what this milestone birthday is all about: realizing all the personal power that I have.

. . .

Do you have a birthday coming up?

What new things have you learned in the past year?