Redefining success after 50 can be a liberating and empowering experience. At this stage in life, you may have achieved many of your career and personal goals, but you may also find that your priorities and values have shifted. Here are some steps you can take to redefine success after 50: Continue reading Redefining Success after 50
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Leadership Challenges in 2023
Leadership challenges in 2023 will undoubtedly be shaped by the ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty, and global political tensions. However, there will also be other challenges that leaders must navigate in order to lead their organizations effectively. Let’s explore some of the key leadership challenges that will face leaders in 2023. Continue reading Leadership Challenges in 2023
Put Off Retirement and Find Another Gig You Like
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects the trend of older people working to continue, estimating that 13 million Americans age 65 and older will be in the labor force by 2024. While earlier generations viewed retirement as a time for rest and relaxation, in the last 10 to 15 years, the retirement age has crept up to 68. As of February 2019, more than 20% of Americans aged 65 or older were working or looking for work, a 57-year high, according to federal data. Continue reading Put Off Retirement and Find Another Gig You Like
Don’t markdown your career or grab it off the rack. Make it a perfect fit.
Don Fisher had bought two pair of pants. When they didn’t fit, he and his wife Doris began a search for the right size at clothing stores in San Francisco. Their futile search became an epiphany. “What if,” Don mused, “someone put together all the styles, colors and sizes Levi Strauss had to offer in one store?” That led to the creation of the first Gap store which revolutionized the retail industry. With no retail training or experience, they created a contagious shopping experience that the Fishers grew into a major global brand with over 3,200 stores and a portfolio that includes Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. Continue reading Don’t markdown your career or grab it off the rack. Make it a perfect fit.
International success at 46 is no “Fiction”
Samuel Leroy Jackson grew up as an only child in Tennessee, the son of an alcoholic father who lived away from the family. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker and supplies buyer for a mental institution. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem but eventually learned to “pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter.” Continue reading International success at 46 is no “Fiction”
How many doors are you willing to knock on?
How many doors are you willing to knock on to reinvent your career? Sara Blakely has knocked on a lot of them.
After a brief stint at Walt Disney World, she sold fax machines door-to-door for seven years. Frustrated by having to wear pantyhose in the hot Florida climate on her sales route, she experimented by cutting off the feet of her pantyhose while wearing them under a new pair of slacks. Continue reading How many doors are you willing to knock on?
Finding Meaningful Work at 70: Day Thirty SUCCESS!
Follow my daily career quest to prove that whether you’re 50, 60, or even 70 you can take charge of your career, find meaningful work, and be audacious at any age. Read Day Thirty