"Who Are You and What Do You Do?"
As I was 'out and about' these past few weeks, visiting different networking groups in the local area, the first question that is typically asked is "Who are you and what do you do?"
Now, that question can evoke a ton of emotion within us. For many women in business, and in life in general, (yes, I know this is a sexist comment – but, it's also based on my own observations.), this question alone causes:
* Heart palpitations
Added by Pat Mussieux on March 30, 2010 at 2:23pm —
The new health care reform bill will be a financial disaster, and
Democrats in Congress don’t care. Republicans have created their own
messes over the years, but the Dems are on a roll right now.
Obama warned us what he wanted to do and a lot of folks just didn’t
listen. The Stimulus Bill has added $1 trillion in new debt and now this
Health Care Reform bill will add somewhere between $2 and $3 trillion
in additional debt. Oh well, what’s a few trillion… Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on March 30, 2010 at 8:58am —
When buying a home, all of us have our internal checklist of must-haves, amenities and features that can make or break the sale. With each successive house sold and bought, the list is amended and enhanced to suit lifestyle demands, personal preference and aesthetic appeal. For Boomers looking to purchase a home in retirement, the top two items on that list are safety and security.
The importance of these criteria is due in part to the vulnerability Boomers feel as they age and as a… Continue
Added by Joe verdoorn on March 26, 2010 at 11:30am —
Everyone likes Betty White.
Depending on your generation, you remember her from her days on What’s My Line, Password or the Match Game, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, or most recently her commercial for Snickers during the Superbowl. I remember her from all of these, but my favorite Betty White role has to be Lake Placid
. Understand that I have a weakness for disaster films, so when the chance to see a movie about… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on March 24, 2010 at 3:53pm —
With all the rehtoric on both sides of the health care issue by well-meaning, intelligent people and all of them entitled to an opinion, have any of them READ THE BILL? Or, are we all just taking for gospel what is said because it "sounds right (or left) to me?" Can any of us quote a section of the bill by page and paragraph that supports our point of view? The real challenge to our country is an uninformed electorate. If you can support your opinion with… Continue
Added by The Boomer and the Babe on March 23, 2010 at 10:52am —
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
Added by Lois Albrecht on March 22, 2010 at 4:09pm —
I keep hearing about this wonderful site and wanted to check it out for myself. Thank you to all that have written to me about being fans of Designed to Sell as well as my new book www.youwinguide.com
This crazy realestate market is taking a toll on all involved and I am thrilled to have been able to help some of you get your homes sold quickly.
Take care and thank you again.
HGTV's "Designed to Sell"…
Added by Terry Haas on March 21, 2010 at 11:37am —
In working with individuals in the Gen Y cohort, employees, as well as customers, the major lesson we have learned is how utterly and completely tuned into, and dependent upon technology, this group is. For the most part, this group of individuals lives, breathes and sleeps almost entirely with the assistance of technology (iPhones, Blackberries, internet, email, et al). This presents many challenges mainly in the form of difficulties with live, in-person human interaction in real-life, and… Continue
Added by Tina Glenn on March 20, 2010 at 8:48am —
The on-coming Baby Boomer retirement tsunami has piqued the interest not only of builders and developers but has also attracted the interest of many small communities.
As communities initiate programs to
attract retirees they look to other communities with successful programs they can model. The final product is most frequently discussed. However, it is the process which is the most critical aspect in creating the desired end result. Generally speaking, there are three distinctive… Continue
Added by Joe verdoorn on March 19, 2010 at 8:30am —
I figure this is the BEST place to air my grievance over the exclusion of black baby boomers. Every time we hear about baby boomers, we are being given the picture of how we grew up in the "good old days" where life was much simpler. Any time there is a discussion about baby boomers, blacks are rarely, if ever, involved in the discussion.
Case in point: The 7th annual baby boomer summit is happening in Chicago. Not one panelist (based on my last look) is a black baby boomer?… Continue
Added by Beverly Mahone on March 18, 2010 at 10:35am —
DOWNLOAD "4 Steps to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be" from our website.
The #1 reason most people fail to get what they want in their life, is that they don’t know what they really want. Many individuals do not know what they REALLY want to achieve in their life. You must first find out what you really want to accomplish before you can start your journey to success. Once you know what you want (more on that below), you’ll… Continue
Added by Kris Cavanaugh on March 15, 2010 at 8:11pm —
I watched the Tom Brokaw Report on Baby Boomers the other night and I
have to say that I found much of it disappointing. He might as well have
done a study on the NBC reporting of the 60’s which was, as I
remembered it, just a sliver of the reality of the 60’s here in the USA.
Come on, Tom. You’re better than that. I like Tom Brokaw, I really do. I
disagree with him on many issues but he comes across as a decent
honorable man. But now I’m wondering if… Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on March 15, 2010 at 2:35pm —
This week, we celebrated International Woman's Day – not something I take lightly. I honor, respect and
celebrate the women who have 'walked before me' – without whom I would not be living this life of freedom and opportunity.
This past weekend, I spoke at the Amazing Woman's Day event in Toronto – the Canadian launch of this
international initiative. Wow! Words cannot describe the experience. There's something very powerful when a room is filled with women, from all walks… Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on March 14, 2010 at 2:37pm —
There was a song that was made popular by Bette Midler in 1973 called “You’ve Got To Have Friends”. Friendships and socializing with others is important at any age, but especially in the 55+ years.…
Added by Laura Kay House on March 13, 2010 at 10:21pm —
Do you know what the single biggest regret a resident has after moving to a retirement community? The answer to that question is one I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard the residents answer.… Continue
Added by Kenneth E Strong Jr on March 7, 2010 at 9:39am —
"I really admire those Olympic athletes, but I could never do anything like that!" These are some of the comments I've heard over the past few weeks from people with whom I have been discussing the Olympic games. Typically, you would not find me in front of a TV for hours, let alone watching sports. No way! However, it was with a great sense of pride, and interest, that I did watch a lot of the games on TV. I did so with purpose and intent – and for the entertainment, of course.…
Added by Pat Mussieux on March 7, 2010 at 7:29am —
I just finished a blog: Baby Boomer Men Who Cook Love Knives
.My Grandma Was an Awesome Cook
As a boy, Grandma always had me help her in the kitchen - "cutting in" butter to dough, picking and pealing lemons, adding or sifting flour - whatever. I loved her kitchen because the food was awesome - not to mention her baking -… Continue
Added by Michael Barrett on March 5, 2010 at 11:00pm —
I am assuming this is not going to be a popular post with some of you but I am offering my opinion from my persepctive as a baby boomer.
On Thursday night, Tom Brokaw did a report called BOOMERS on CNBC. It was of great interest to me because I was born in 1957---which means I am a part of the baby boomer generation. Continue
Part of Brokaw's report was done at the University of Michigan. I'm not sure why. If I had been doing that report I would've gone back to Kent State…
Added by Beverly Mahone on March 5, 2010 at 6:59pm —
Not sure how this came up, it might be because of the ability to transfer your IRA to a Roth IRA this year, but I recently started thinking about who my beneficiaries should be, and how you choose them. Everyone is used to just signing spouses, parents, kids, on insurance and retirement plans, but are there guidelines? Is there a smart way to approach this?
Understand that my list isn’t very long. My husband of course, but if we go together, then what? Since we don’t have… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on March 4, 2010 at 1:46pm —
Since I first heard about it last summer, I've become fascinated with the concept of Augmented Reality. This isn't the same thing as Virtual Reality (like The Simms). This video should give you a bit more… Continue
Added by Brindle Media on March 3, 2010 at 6:30pm —