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TEDx Talk: The 5 Reinvention Steps for Boomers

Here’s where my focus on Boomer careers started…  figuring out the 5 reinvention Steps to transform your career after 50.  I never realized, when I was asked to speak, that this little kernel of an idea – about how Boomers had been up-ended by the Great Recession, would actually evolve into my mission. This talk took place […]

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Why Millennials Act Entitled

Management and leadership guru Simon Sinek explains with compassion but no pity why millennials behave as they do – often alienating older generations who think of them as entitled and narcissistic. He points out that millennials (at least in theU.S.) were raised to feel special, and shielded against the real world by “helicopter” parents.  I […]

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Why A Working Retirement Makes Sense

No surprise to anyone keeping tabs on the issue of Social Security and aging Americans, but here’s a great video report from PBS News Hour on why it a working retirement makes economic sense for our generation. There is a mounting pile of opinion and evidence on the ways in which continued income earning can […]

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Journaling as the First Step Towards Reinvention

This short video from chiropractor Dr. Sean McConathy is a wonderful distillation of the value of journaling, and how it is more than just a pathway to achieving more mentally. It is also an overall healthy way to balance our bodies as well as our minds. Every morning, before even fully waking up, I like […]

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Gary Vaynerchuk on the Opportunities for Boomers

I just love Gary Vaynerchuk. For those of you who don’t know him, he is one of the most focused and eloquent digital marketers around. He started out doing videos to promote his family’s wine store,realized he had a knack for selling online, and has grown into a hugely successful and insightful marketer across every […]

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Professional Development Shouldn’t Stop After 60!

Watch this conversation I had recently with Margaret Manning on Sixty And Me’s YouTube channel about professional development tools available to baby boomers interested in bolstering their careers, starting a new business and just generally reinventing themselves. There’s a lot that we can do, and, as I say in the interview, we can’t afford the luxury of a negative […]

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Confidence Comes Last

Online marketer Jeff Walker is famous for the successful Product Launch Formula marketing system. He video blogs regularly about how to launch a business using online marketing tools, and while he is a bit of a huckster (just sayin’), I think he knows what he’s talking about and I think his heart is in the […]

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Job Transitions Are No Longer Shameful

While many of the challenges for young people getting into the workplace are age-old, others are new.  One of the shifts that has occurred is that people are changing jobs far more frequently – both voluntarily and involuntarily. This is important for Boomers to understand, as well as for Millennials. I spoke recently with the people […]

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Highlighting the Benefits of Aging

WSJ journalist Anne Tergesen talks about the clinical studies supporting  the idea that life just keeps getting better for aging adults, and that the benefits of aging are significant.  Factors like mood, mental acuity, decision making and accidents all turn out to be as good or better for older workers than for younger ones. I […]

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