AGITATE against “I’m Too Old for ……”

“I’m too old for…….” is, 99% of the time, a cop out.

Would you agree?

Years ago a good friend told me she saw an American Idol contestant sing one of my songs and the person got on the show.

She told me that I actually sing it much better.

I remarked that maybe I should audition.

Want to know her answer to my innocent comment?

……..She said I was too old

…….. Now this is a smart, aware well-read friend (who’s older than me btw).

She defended herself by saying that they would have to invest in my career and that the policy is just the way it is. I said that’s wrong and the career thing is bullshit.

After a bit more discussion she realized she was buying into a cultural idea we are all force fed far too often.

So here’s my message: Don’t buy it! You have far too much to offer with your amazing life energy.

I say live fully and Agitate!



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Gerri Ratigan is a life coach, writer, photographer, organizer and singer - all as a professional and amateur in varying degrees. She can be reached at gerricoach at gmail dot com. Or 518 469 0390. Here's a rundown for those seeking a bio: worked in direct practice in human services, and held positions as a manager, supervisor, Acting Clinical and Executive Director. She lead programs on Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction, fulfillment, life purpose, success, self-esteem, stress reduction, karaoke empowerment, the mind-body connection, spiritual alignment and creativity, among others. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, the Manifestation Project and has been involved in many business organizations. Gerri wrote a blog for, traditional articles for Healing Springs Journal, has been featured in the Business Review, The Schenectady Gazette, Troy Record, WGY, Times Union, Channel 6 and Channel 13 news. Credentials: BA Psychology, Coach University Graduate, Business of Coaching Graduate, Life Partner Quest and Coach Training Institute trained, Core Dynamics Coach Training, member Coachville, founder of Women’s Success Network, owner of the Manifestation Project, past President of Albany Chapter of the International Coach Federation, has attended a multitude of other personal development trainings and currently teaches karaoke empowerment and hosts the Capital District Single Professionals 50+ group.