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The first half of life is for learning. The second half of life is for living.

The New Mid is a frank, funny look at women in mid-life and their day-to day-struggles and successes, as well as the big stuff - questions about meaning, fulfillment and happiness. It’s a place where women in their 40’s and up are breaking societal boundaries and expectations, while still dealing with real life issues such as caring for aging parents or restarting their careers.  You’ll get real talk with nothing held back about the topics you care about, with experts weighing in on health, sex, finances, relationships and everything in between.

Sep 20, 2020

Can you imagine a pink construction hat on a building site? That's just the sort of thing Jessica Underwood would show up wearing when she's dealing with a new development project on her construction site. Living in Frederick, Maryland Jessica went from one of the top law firms to owner her own luxury, niche building company JR Capital Build. How did she get there? Jessica gives us a candid look into what it takes to use the skills and tools you've learned from one career and turn them into a success business. 

  • Jessica was looking for what was next after she realized that working at a top law firm wasn't her dream job.
  • When searching for your next opportunity start following the small cues that the universe if giving you. It will take you where you're meant to be. 
  • Start trying different things and meeting new people. One new connection can be the answer you've been looking for and you can meet them in unexpected places.
  • There's a lot of trial and error but having the confidence that you'll figure it out is what gets you to the next step. 
  • Each project got her stronger and stronger. 
  • It's important to have friends, mentors, associates and consultants to ask questions and help you find out the answers you need.
  • In your 40s is when you develop your voice.
  • Every strength is a weakness and every weakness is a strength. Depending on what you focus on - one can go either way.
  • Don't wait to get started. Thinking you need a degree shouldn't hold you back. Jessica has 4 degrees and non of them are in construction!
  • Build your network and your support group.
  • Tips on how to make decisions. How to listen to the signs you're being given.
  • Tips on how to get unstuck.