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Personal Reinvention

Reinvention and the Art of Making Your Own Luck

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

How lucky do you feel today? Are you waiting for luck to happen to you, or are you in the business of making your own luck? Is luck a matter of knowing the right people, or being the right person?

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

How One Man Ditched His Life Chasing A Corporate Carrot

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Over a century ago, a Parisian lawyer named Paul Gauguin chucked everything in the name of freedom and moved to Tahiti to become an artist. I don't know if Arnie Cogan is also an artist (he does list himself as a photographer...) but he is definitely a Boomer whose reinvention expresses the same quest for freedom.

Jane Pauley's 5 Essential Reinvention Tips

Next Avenue | Nancy Collamer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer Back in the 1970s, Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw brought us the news of the day as co-anchors of The Tod...

5 Midlifers Who Completely Reinvented Themselves

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Meet five midlifers who completed reinvented themselves.

40 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in 2014

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

1. Write a list. Words you put on the page or screen have the power to turn your ideas into actions.

On The Verge Of A Diabetic Coma, She Realized She Couldn't Wait Any Longer To Take Off The Weight

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Afraid Of Living Her Life On Medication, She Lost Over 100 Pounds

Posted 10.14.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

Madonna, Reinvention and Revolution

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

Reinvention has become a major buzz word for women our age. And Madonna is not leading the trend, we all are.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The American experience has always been one of starting over, rethinking, reworking, and reinventing. In the early 21st Century, a reinvention moveme...

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

Reinvention and Authenticity: People, Companies, and Countries

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Being authentic means trusting your gut and moving ahead. It means that many times, your questions will be more important than your answers. On a personal level, it's where deeper truths are discovered.

Reinvention: The Future Is All Around Us

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.

'There's Courage in Trying' -- Especially in Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

When I ran into my own life crisis around age 49 -- a divorce and losing my job for the first time ever -- I took the time to sit and consider what I wanted more of in life. I decided I wanted more fun and meaning, but I did not realize at the time how much courage these goals would require.

So What Are You Waiting For? Are You Still Dreaming?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

You deserve success and complete happiness, so if you need some help getting it, know that it is at your fingertips. You just need to know how to ask for it and create the intent that will map it out.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

5 Things You Must Know Before Launching A Second Career

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty

While this isn’t adding much to our retirement fund, it has added to my self-esteem in knowing that I achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist.

Laid Off After 20 Years? Time to Reinvent Yourself

Deborah Nixon | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Deborah Nixon

Whether it's reinvention or re-assessing your skills, adaptation is a fact of life. If the changes in your field call for new skills, then go out there and learn them. All that is holding your back is your belief that it is too hard or you're too old.

The Reinvention Movement: It's Happening Everywhere

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

There are as many reasons to reinvent oneself, one's career, one's place in the world, the company one works for, the country one lives in, as there are people on Earth.

At 59, Woman Revives A Childhood Dream Put On Ice

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

The Key To A Successful Post-Split Relationship

Karen McMahon | Posted 07.14.2012 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

Attempting to make your life better by changing your outer appearance is like cleaning a mirror and expecting the image reflecting back at you to change.

She Lost 60 Pounds Despite Eating For A Living

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they d...

Stay-At-Home-Mom, 51, Reinvents Herself With Surprising Career

The Flint Journal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Fifty

LINDEN, Mich. (AP) — Debra Monchilov didn't listen to the criticism surrounding her choice to change career paths — that she was too old to become...

Living a Courageous Life

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

Trying to live a fearless life is to set yourself up for failure. Instead, set yourself up for success by working at living a courageous life.