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When I turned 40, I realised I needed a totally new approach to fulfilling my dreams. I created My MaximaLIST and you can too. Join the 40 to the Max community by entering your details below and I will send you my 40 Things publication, which includes your own MaximaLIST printable. It is time for you start Living your Life to the Max with Energy, Confidence and Style!

Testimonials

Ten years ago Miz was of the belief that I knew enough about what I was doing to invite me to speak at the Import/Export show she created and produced yearly. I said no that year, and the year after, and the year after. It had been a terrible time for my family, I’d lost both my father and sister in a short time frame, and I had very little energy for anything other than day-to-day functioning, let alone being “an expert” in public.  

Her dogged persistence and determination to get me up on stage convinced me in the fourth year that I had enough to offer, and I agreed to be a panellist at the 2012 show. The combination of her encouragement and support (and patience) that day, the people she introduced me to then and since, and the ongoing presence that she holds in my life, both through her openness and generosity as the voice of 40totheMax and as Miz Feiler herself, have taken me down paths I’d never have ventured near otherwise.

Since that day in 2012 I’ve been to Mexico as part of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, joined EO and YPO, been an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region nominee and been swept up by the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, started and grown a For Purpose enterprise that supports career women through the power of modern mentoring, and made connections with people who have taken me personally and professionally to new levels. My own MaximaLIST is a guiding light through my 40s, and holds me accountable to myself and what I want to achieve for myself and my family, and keeps me marching in the right direction. Merely thanking her does not begin to cover it, but as she doesn’t do any of this for the recognition, but more for positive impact and the ripple effect, I’ll leave it at that.   

Adina Jacobs
Co-Founder STM Bags
Co-Founder Mentor Walks Australia

40 Things I am Going to Do In My 40s

1

Be financially independent

2

Travel to Antarctica

3

Learn to run

4

Build a business that makes a global impact

5

See Stevie Wonder in concert

6

Write a book

7

Learn to sing like Aretha

8

Be a fashion model

9

Overcome my fear of heights

10

Build my own Grand Design

11

Meet Jamie Oliver

12

Visit Tokyo

13

Have great sex

14

Visit Galapagos Islands

15

Do a photography course

16

Have my own art exhibition

17

Go to Bhutan

18

Sing on stage

19

Be a zookeeper for a day

20

Learn Capoeira

21

Have my own range of clothing

22

Go to New York

23

See more of Italy

24

Get a tattoo

25

Go to the Maldives

26

Meet Oprah

27

Hug a baby panda

28

Walk on the Great Wall of China

29

See Aretha Franklin in concert

30

Do a 40km marathon (my friend Darren has assured me I can do this!)

31

Buy a yacht

32

Spend a month on a tropical island

33

Achieve a body-builder’s physique

34

Purchase an emerald

35

Meet Jon Bon Jovi

36

Have my own TV show

37

See the Northern Lights

38

Donate $10K every year to charitable causes

39

Learn another language

40

Take more risks