Praise for Not Done Yet!
I loved this book! I know, and my mom knew, that anything is possible at any age. I’m constantly redefining my goals and get caught up in fear. This book helped me to see that the conflicts are between me and me. By thinking differently with optimism and hope, I can reframe my negativity into possibility and change. I am constantly redefining my goals and this book helped me to see this as a positive and lean into the change with bad ass passion.
Not Done Yet! is a life-changing guide for professional women over fifty to dump limiting ideas about aging and step into their full power. With sass and attitude, Marcus lays out the challenges and opportunities of staying marketable at any age. Share it with your friends; gift it to yourself.
In her inimitable sassy and straight-forward way, Bonnie Marcus reminds readers that we should not and must not ‘not go gentle into that good night.’ With humor, encouragement, and tangible tips this book provides the impetus to take control of your life after fifty – regardless of what anyone else may have in mind for you. It’s a great read!
A powerful and very personal invitation to every woman to unleash – at last – her inner badass in the second half of life. After a half-century often spent serving, pleasing and adapting, this is a nudge, a guide and a roadmap to stepping into our power and potential. For ourselves, and for the world.
I loved this book. The book spoke to me. For me, I have been on a journey to explore what we know about ourselves and our limitations. This has been and is my work. This book made me see that the feelings of “powerless over my present and future” are just ideas that I’ve told myself. As an actress, the fear of never getting another job because of my age or the way that I look stood before me for so long, and after reading this book, I see that it is important that I always advocate for myself and for other women. Thank you, Bonnie! I too am a badass woman. I can’t wait to share this with other women!
Bonnie Marcus channels her anger over ageism and her years of experience as an executive coach into a highly readable, extraordinarily helpful guide to navigating the work world after 50. She tackles common fears that hold us back, and offers specific advice for self-advocacy and responding to ageist workplace attitudes. Not Done Yet! reads like a big fist in the air that will bring out the bad-ass in all of us and remind us that getting older is a time, not for apology, but pride and action.
My personal motto is Mid-Career at 65, So of course I’m a huge fan of Not Done Yet. Bonnie Marcus lays out the case for female confidence born of wisdom, experience and the fierce desire to contribute. Her book is a guide to navigating a rich, joyous path through the second and maybe best part of working life.
Not Done Yet offers a valuable road map for women over 50. They can conquer “gendered ageism” on the job while becoming their true best selves. Like wine, such badass women will age to perfection.
Not Done Yet! encourages women to acknowledge their inner power and to execute it. This is a must read, informative, smart, and entertaining as well. I couldn’t put it down. Not only does the author make crucially important truths about working women over fifty, but women who are dealing with their own feeling about aging.
“ASSUMPTIONS, FEARS AND ALL THE CRAP ABOUT AGING THAT HOLDS YOU BACK” is my favorite chapter in this fierce book about acceptance and loving yourself. As a producer in Hollywood, I know first-hand the struggles that ageism can invite in. This book helps you see it, name it, and move towards owning your own power. Thank you, Bonnie!
As an author, podcaster, and thought leader, Bonnie Marcus is an inspiration to women everywhere, regardless of their age or career aspirations. Her new book, Not Done Yet, has lessons for women who are struggling to find their direction and purpose. The timeless advice can also help younger women who may not be in touch with their badass spirits yet. I also recommend listening to her Badass Women podcast, which offers engaging stories from women who have overcome challenges, soared past barriers, and paved the way for new opportunities.
Bonnie Marcus is on a mission: to help older professional women fight back against ageist stereotypes. In this fast-paced book, she draws on the ups and downs of her own and her interviewees’ lives to coax and cajole women to stay relevant, advocate for themselves, assertively handle ageist comments, and find fulfillment in the power of experience.
BONNIE MARCUS! Oh, I’m not done yet! And thanks to the irreverent and honesty in this book, many will be reframing and beginning their journey of self-discovery and reauthoring new narratives for themselves. In this fabulous bad ass book, Bonnie introduces us to the notion of declaring our power, rewriting our stories and standing up for our positions as bad ass women. She shares intimate glimpses into the life of a creative woman who has experienced the same fears and frustrations that lead us into deficit instead of abundance. She digs deep into her own process and shares her own stories, uniqueness and truths that make us feel connected to our femininity, our power and our choices, ourselves and to her. We are never done. I want to be her best friend!
It’s well documented that workplaces benefit from women in senior management, as gender-balanced teams deliver superior results. Yet women (and men) over fifty face unique challenges. In Not Done Yet!, Marcus takes on gendered ageism in the workplace and offers insights and practical advice challenging the status quo, office politics, and meritocracies to shove ageist assumptions out the window in order to evolve the workplace to this century.
Bonnie Marcus lays it all out – the fears, the self-doubt, the self-sabotage – that often afflict women over 50, and then provides direct, common sense approaches to enable her readers to find their own paths to both thriving and flourishing as they learn to savor this stage of their lives and careers.