Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable.
. "I've decided I'm going to write," I said, listening to how self-important that sentence sounded wafting through the air. "Really?" he said. "I didn't know you were a writer." If he meant had I ever made a comfortable living as a writer -- or even an uncomfortable one -- the answer was "no." If he meant had anyone ever heard of me, nope.
Are you an older job-seeker who is currently looking for work? If so, you have likely faced your share of roadblocks and unfortunate stereotypes based upon your age alone.
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When you're married, even if it's a bad marriage, you have someone to attend events with, ask to check out that weird mole on your back and trust to call an ambulance if you keel over in the night. When you live alone and you're getting older, there's no one to notice the little things.
By posing smart questions, explaining how you can make a difference and presenting yourself with confidence, you will make that all important, powerful first impression. In fact, with a little luck and the right timing, chances are good that your well-positioned, open-ended questions just might help you get the offer and land the job!
Midlife is the time to show up. It's time to stop messing about. It's time to honor ourselves and our abilities. Life is too short, and we all know people who've been taken from this life way too soon. We owe it to them to live our life to the very fullest.
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I have lived 93 years with no stop sign in sight. Nothing wrong with that scenario. If I'm going to celebrate, it's going to be a celebration of waking each day with the same energy and love for living.
'How do you do it? You've been married for 28 years, and you still like each other. What's the secret?' Yes, if you look at us now, you'd think we were in a new relationship. We laugh together. We giggle. We hold hands. But it hasn't always been that way.
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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.
Sometimes you lead your life and sometimes your life leads you. While working for a major department store in Tampa, Florida, I was led by my store manager away from my original dream to a second-floor office with the title "Human Resource Director" on the door.
I want to be a buyer! I want to travel the nation and buy beautiful clothing while using other people's money. The dream that began at age seven became a reality years later. The offer came from May-Cohen's in Jacksonville, Florida.
Why is our society so dismissive and negative about big changes that happen in midlife? And what if midlife reinvention, as I prefer to call it, isn't a crisis at all but an opportunity for self-discovery as we transition from one phase of life to another?
Not too many years ago I was a washed-up empty nester, a sad, depressed ex-soccer mom with no clue about what to do next. The bloom had fallen off my stem in a dull and squishy mess, and I watched from my lonely window as new school children of new moms kicked my old bloom into the gutter.