Need inspiration? Take a page from the young high school graduates and it will remind you of something we all need more of - a degree if innocence, optimism, belief and adventure... We, as adults, have lost sight of the wonder, the hopefulness, the vision and the world of opportunity that we once looked through the lenses of when we were younger.
Pat and Mary Sculley began working together as a team after they retired. What lessons can other potential couples learn from their career reinvention?
Change the drudgery mindset immediately and have some fun -- simply tell the truth about who you are. List the rich facts about your original, talented self.
I'm choosing to embrace little signs, however silly or insignificant they may seem, as little "atta girls" from the universe reminding me that I'm never really alone. And that circumstances, people and random objects show up to remind us what we need to know in the moment.
Retirement as our parents experienced it is being retired... As tens of millions of us now ponder whether and how we might work as well as play in retirement -- for the money and/or the stimulation -- it can be helpful to follow the lead of the trailblazers who are already shaping this new retirement workscape.
An intervention is a cry for reinvention. And a reinvention requires a significant self-intervention! This is so similar to the work we do when we're trying to reinvent our lives. This notion of self-intervention requires taking stock of the present and assessing the future.
This is it! You've been called in for an interview with the hiring manager and you want to do your very best. Like many other aspects in life, the key to success is preparation. And one of the best ways to prepare is to thoroughly understand the hiring manager's true needs.
Arianna Huffington's message of taking care of yourself, protecting your priorities and connecting with people is the only way I can navigate through all this changes and loss.
Reinvention has unseated innovation as the it word for our times. If you spend any time at all looking for it, you'll notice it's everywhere.
In honor of Huffington Post's 9th birthday, we're celebrating by sharing 9 ways to reinvent yourself. That's because Arianna herself has been a shining example of reinvention for her entire career. "You have to do what you dream of doing," Arianna once said, "even while you're afraid."
Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.
The women who are featured in my book are living proof that age and circumstances are, in the end, no barrier to achieving a dream.
Let's assume that we're all going to hit a wall in our careers sooner or later. If we're 50 or over, and it hasn't already happened, be on the lookout. This installment is a personal story about a longstanding friend of mine, a New York lawyer named Janet Scully who worked for 22 years as an attorney for Travelers Insurance.
Our brains contain more than 50 years of wisdom-gathering. When a challenge erupts, they go into Google mode and scan for solutions. Usually, they find them. But not so when reconstructing our lives after a significant life change. We're now in unknown territory. The message we get from our brains: "no information available." That's darn scary.
Personal reinvention can be achieved through service to others. This is Susan Burton's experience, and hers is an inspiring story of determination and dedication. As an African-American woman from South Central Los Angeles, Burton was incarcerated six times over 20 years for drug-related offenses. Her young son had died accidentally, and the system seemed to be working against her at every turn.
Like most, I moved to L.A. to reinvent myself. Except in my case, I was moving home. I loved my 10 years in the Northeast. I had made a real life there. I even came close to starting a family there. But part of me felt as if I had failed to thrive.