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You Can Reconcile Your Past

The Boomer Reinvention methodology kicks off with a powerful principle: in order to create the future, you have to reconcile the past. Reconciliation starts with the process of reframing past memories and experiences from a negative to a positive perception. This is not a willful process of simply blocking out the negative. It is an […]

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Reinvention Profile: “Am I going to steer my own ship?”

In 2014, after being fired from three corporate HR jobs in a row, Judy Contreras asked herself this question: “Am I going back to corporate, or am I going to steer my own ship?” Since then, this scrappy mother of three has bravely turned her life around, forsaking the uncertainties of corporate life for a […]

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Get Fired? Take the High Road

What’s the first thing you should do when you get fired and receive that dreaded pink-slip? I’ll bet “post on social media” is not what comes to mind. Yet that’s exactly what Sree Sreenivasan, savvy gen-x tech journalist, Columbia professor, and, until last year, Chief Digital Officer at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, did when […]

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Don’t Rush Your Job Search

When recovering from a career transition later in life, take the time to reflect on who you are and what you want before jumping into a new job search or starting a new business or beginning a freelance practice. While we boomers have lots of life experience, and wisdom culled from making many valuable mistakes, […]

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Get Fired? How Boomers Can Take the New “High Road”

What’s the first thing you should do when you get fired?  I’ll bet “post on social media” is not what comes to mind. Yet that’s exactly what Sree Sreenivasan, savvy gen-x tech journalist, Columbia professor, and, until recently, Chief Digital Officer at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, did when he got fired from this high-profile […]

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Blunt Talk Podcast: Beating the Odds on Reinvention

Gino Arcaro has turned his name into an acronym for Good Inspiring News Only. He is the producer and host of the Blunt Talk podcast. That should give you an idea of what this dedicated author, football coach and gym owner in Welland, Ontario, is all about. A committed seeker of truth and wisdom, Gino was a […]

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Meaningful Work vs. Traditional Retirement

This goes to the heart of my practice – questioning the assumption that our goal as we get into our 50s and 60s is to “retire.”  The more I look at our economic status and our lifestyle – or maybe it’s our cultural identity, I can’t help but feel like the concept of retirement is […]

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Home-Based Business Ideas for Boomers

For baby boomers looking to get out of corporate America, starting a small home-based business  may be one of the best ways to get yourself back in the professional saddle. Home-based businesses are often easy to start and require little capital outlay, making them an ideal investment for first-time entrepreneurs. Leveraging the Internet is the common […]

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Career Change: Adaptability is Key

 Check out my interview with Jim Rembach’s FastLeader podcast. Jim is building a great resource on leadership and management skills across many disciplines and points of view. When discussing career change, I think it’s important to ease people’s anxieties about the process. It is, of course, a very delicate proposition, particularly for people who have […]

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Start Your Second-Act Career with a ROBS Rollover

Resources abound for individuals looking to start a new business for a second-act career, from multiple loans options to crowdfunding, etc. But the Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS) strategy stands out as a unique opportunity for older business owners who are looking to manage the risk associated with a new start-up. At first blush, I […]

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