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Why “Retirement” Is a Dirty, Dangerous Word

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let’s stop talking about Retirement as if it’s going to happen – or at least as if it’s going to happen the way they told us it was going to […]

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How To Face The World After You’ve Been Downsized

Over the course of my 2.5-career reinventions over the past 25 years, my three top lessons have been 1) don’t define yourself through your resume, 2) going back to school can jumpstart your reinvention when you run out of ideas and resources, and this week, I’ll talk about 3) reframe losing a job as a […]

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When You Get To The End of Your Rope: Go Back To School

Last week, I outlined the first of three takeaways from my 2.5 career reinventions: You Are Not Your Resume. Don’t let yourself be defined by your past accomplishments (or failures). The resume is an activity log, not a jail sentence. So when my career hit a wall at age 50, and I had no good […]

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My 2.5 Career Reinvention Lessons: No.1 – You Are Not Your Resume

In researching and compiling this series on boomer reinventions over the past months, I’ve learned a lot about how our generation is coping with living longer and working longer in a society and economy that aren’t quite ready for us to be prolonging our careers. Successful reinventors are those who, by necessity in one form […]

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Emilio Pardo: Re-Imagining Boomers at AARP

Emilio Pardo has been a visionary communicator and branding executive for most of his professional life. While many Boomers find themselves forced to pivot to a new career, Pardo found himself called to upgrade his life path, driven by a sense of purpose that he could not ignore. We discussed his journey over the phone […]

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