The Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of workers to ask for accommodations at work to help them manage more easily. But research has found that older workers are less likely to ask for help, because they worry they'll be perceived as old instead, and that their disability is a result of their age.
I am the first to admit to you that it took me far longer than it should have to see the writing on the wall. After all I spent the first 25 years of my career in sales and sales management positions with three tier one companies with nary a day spent in transition and the confidence that comes with it.
I always thought that once I retired, it would be fun to be a ski instructor. I mean I've skied since high school and have kept myself in pretty good shape so why not give it a whirl? After all, my early retirement is all about doing fun things -- doing fun things while I'm still able to thoroughly enjoy them.
We all search for what brings meaning to us at different times in our lives. We may not have nine like the proverbial cat, but we all have more than one. We work at different things and we hope we get lucky. But my father told me more than once, 'Don't wait to get lucky in life. Make your own luck.'