When Bradley Gold got laid off at 53 from a senior management position, he knew it was going to be a challenge to find another job in the corporate world. He also knew it was now or never to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant. In order to make his reinvention happen, he’d need to find an existing café that was under performing and whose owner was motivated to get out of his lease. He found just what he wanted only eight blocks from his home on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. He borrowed the money and changed the name to Black Dog Coffee. His wife and adventure partner redesigned the menu, the recipes and the look of the cafe.
Over twenty years later, Brad and Evie are doing better than ever. “I am eternally grateful for the layoff and for the opportunity to launch what now has become a very successful café. Life is good!”
It IS possible to find meaningful work, even later in life. It’s just a matter of how bad you want it, how much work you’re willing to put in, and how persistent you’re going to be to reach your goal. What meaningful career is percolating in your mind?
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