Baby Boomers Repurpose Your Career

Reinvent Your CareerRepurpose Your Career?

Repurpose Your Career? What does that mean?

I want you to think back to your early to mid twenties. For most of us we were pretty blissful! (Ignorance is Bliss!)

We did not know what we did not know.

We had no Money.

We had no Stuff.

We knew we were going to have to work for 30 to 40 years.

Most of us made our first career decisions in a vacuum. We did one of the following:

  • Did what our parents told us to do
  • Took whatever was available

Let’s fast forward to today.

Like most baby boomers, you probably have very little money saved. At least, not enough to retire.

You probably have a lot of Stuff! Boy do we like to collect stuff! George Carlin spoke about stuff 25 years ago. It is still true today!!

You also know you will have to work another 20 years.

Does this sound familiar?

Many of us will work well into our seventies.

Can you make better career decisions for the next twenty years than you did in your twenties?

I certainly hope so!

You need to Repurpose Your Career!

Will this be risky? Yes, but playing it safe is the new risky!

Will you have fun again in your career? Why not? Are you having fun today?

Baby Boomers are returning to college!

Baby Boomers are starting businesses with their retirement savings!

The primary reason I started Career Pivot and I am writing the book “Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers” is I have had more friends wiped out in these last two recessions and will never be able to retire.

I also came to understand that retirement as was sold to us is a dated concept.

Are you going to use the same old thinking where you will probably get the same old results or are you willing to repurpose your career.

Think about it. Is there something you always wanted to do but were unwilling to take the risk? I sure was! It took being put in a highly unethical position at work and failing health due to stress that kicked me in the a** to take a risk and start my business.

My book “Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers” is due out in January and I am looking for speaking venues to give a talk called “The Baby Boomer Retirement Paradox”. If you belong a civic group anywhere in the state of Texas where this talk would be appropriate, please contact me by clicking here.

More on the process to Repurpose Your Career in coming blog posts.

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Marc Miller Career Design Specialist

Comments

  1. Hi Marc,

    Great Article! Yes, I am a baby boomer myself and in the process of Reinvention! Looking forward to your book!

    Bob Roman

    • Marc Miller says:

      Thanks Bob. We are finalizing the layout, writing the forward and acknowledgement sections and collecting quotes. Working to have it available on the website in PDF form in December, paperback in January and Kindle shortly after that!

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