Last evening, discussion in a class I'm facilitating centered around our work lives (paid or volunteer). I told a story about a young man whose parents were determined he would be a dentist. He dutifully went through all the required years of training and eventually built a successful practice. The business supported his family well. But somewhere in midlife he realized he wasn't happy. After some soul searching he realized he longed to work outdoors. His weekend passion was designing his…Continue
Posted on August 9, 2010 at 8:50am
We have all been faced with big decisions. Should I take this opportunity or wait for something better? I am drawn to this, but is it worth the risk?
I talked to a friend last week who recently resigned from her 20-year career. She decided not to wait three more years until 'retirement' but to take the leap now and do what she has wanted to do for some…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2010 at 11:37am
There was a great article in the NY Times yesterday about professionals age 50-75 who are switching careers. They are applying their skills to non profits or starting new businesses. Bottom line: they are doing something they love. Many started out volunteering to try out a new career while continuing to work. The change, no matter where they end up, is energizing. Read the story here: …Continue
Posted on March 22, 2010 at 4:09pm — 5 Comments