At 53, real-estate advisor and broker Lisa Robinson feels her best life has just begun. She’s learned from the past and celebrates her present and future.
What has 40 taught you?
Perfection is overrated and usually unnecessary.
Peace, simplicity and kindness are much more important. I’m more focused on embracing the joy of every age.
How do you give back to the community?
I’m a long-standing board member for Future Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization that empowers our youth and their families with life skills, education programs and supportive networks to help them take the hard steps up and out of the poverty cycle. Most importantly, we give each child unconditional love and support to instill them with the courage to stand out and succeed. I also support the Special Olympics and The nsoro Educational Foundation that provides academic scholarships for foster-care students. I, too, was an at-risk youth growing up in the inner city of Detroit and I know education is a solution to poverty.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
Head to Piedmont Park with my dog, Caesar.
Tell us your favorite inspirational quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou
How do you maintain your life balance?
By prioritizing, simplifying, praying and meditating.
To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.