Necessary Endings Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud is probably one of the most thought-provoking books I have encountered in quite a while, particularly for those in the 2nd half of life. I think the author states it best in the following passage: “Whether we like it or not, endings are a part of life. They […]
4 Career Tips for Starting Over After 40
Starting Over After 40 You have reached the magical age of four-zero (or some other number!)! Now, you might be thinking about starting over in your career. Wow, how exciting…or maybe terrifying. Likely, you have 15 or more years of work experience. You have developed your own personal work style. There is a network of […]
I Don’t Like Change – It Has to Be On My Terms
I Don’t Like Change I don’t like change—unless I have control over when and how it is implemented. The needs statement in my Birkman report says: It is preferable that you be given advance warning of any change that significantly affects your life or work, and that you be provided the opportunity to express your input […]
Turning 60 – What It Meant Then and What It Means Now
Turning 60 Turning 60—which I did a few months back—was not what I expected when I first began my career. Boy, has the world changed. When I started my career, what did I think turning 60 would include? Security Financial freedom Grandchildren Travel Well, some of them are true. Let me explain. Career Beginnings I […]
Are Baby Boomers Suffering From Financial Shame?
Financial Shame Do you suffer from financial shame? I ask this question because financial shame is far more common than most of us would like to admit. Everyone talks about how financially successful baby boomers are, but, this is just part of the story. Like every generation, we are struggling after the Great Recession. I was shocked—and […]
What Skills Will You Use in the 2nd Half of Life?
Skills in the 2nd Half of Life Have you thought about what kind of skills you want to carry with you into the 2nd half of your life? Have you thought about the skills you wish to leave behind? Notice, I said skills and not talents. Do you know the difference between your talents and […]
Re-entering the Workforce – Marketable Skills After 50 [Guest Post]
Marketable Skills After 50 Are you over 50, re-entering the workforce, and wondering about your marketable skills? There are those of you who have served as housewives; still others, who raised their children, then raised other people’s children. You may have taken extended time off to care for a parent. You who have lived great […]
3 Key Elements of Your Brand Story
Your brand story is exactly that, a story It should tell me who you are in a story format. It should NOT be a diatribe of your accomplishments but it should be a short story that tells your passions, your strengths and your goals I wrote previously on the process of writing your brand story […]
Over 60? Have you thought of a portfolio career?
Have you thought of a portfolio career? If you are over 60 and will have to work well past the normal retirement age of 65, you might well consider a portfolio career. I am currently reading the most popular book on the topic – And What Do You Do?: 10 Steps to Creating a Portfolio […]