Untrained Heart: When I Was 23
When I was 23 I started a murder mystery, performance company with a business partner who was 63 years old.
I learned that multi-generational teams create tremendous strength.
When I was 25 I opened a drama bookstore with a 25-year-old woman after we met working together in the box office of a theatre.
I learned that men and women make extraordinary business partners.
When I was 31 I went to work with my father-in-law on a uniform apparel magazine he published for 50 years.
I learned that working with family members brings everyone closer together.
When I was 38 I launched an e-commerce technology company with two friends of mine who were 10 and 20 years older than me.
I learned that working all day with people you love is no work at all.
When I was 53 I met two women in their 30s and 40s at Second City and we started an improv therapy company with another friend of mine in his 60s.
I learned more from these three people in the past three years than anyone else, ever.
I am 56 now and am about to announce the opening of Forest &Thread LLC, a home sewing design company in partnership with my 27-year-old daughter.
I can not wait to see what I learn from her.