Authentic Career Change

I was so inspired this week by Diana Nyad! At age 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage or even flippers. And the swim lasted more than 52 hours! Diana had long dreamed of doing this. She first attempted it when she was […] Read More

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins It happens so gradually… One day you realize the work you’ve been doing doesn’t fit. The path you’ve been on is no longer […] Read More

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to look down a list of possible careers and find the one career that’s meant for you? The one that would make your heart sing (and your bank account full)? You’ve probably seen the lists I’m talking about – the ones with titles like “the 10 hottest careers of the year,” […] Read More

Do you ever feel like your life is in a rut? That could very well be what’s happening. Over time, our habits and routines create ruts in our brains, much like well-worn tracks in the road. This can be a good thing, if your habits are serving you well. But what if they’re not? I […] Read More

What holds you back from doing that thing you really, really want to do? That’s the question David Kelley asks in this video. He believes that what keeps us stagnant and stuck is the loss of our creativity. That somewhere along the way, we’ve stopped thinking of ourselves as creative beings. We’re reluctant to start […] Read More

I’ve often thought how wonderful it must be to know from an early age what you want to do with your life… and then travel a straight path to get there. Apparently, though, there are an awful lot of us who don’t experience that certainty. The number one concern I hear from people in their […] Read More

Many of us reach midlife impatient to find our “calling.” We experience a nagging awareness that there’s something more we’re here to do, some difference we’re here to make. But we’re not sure what it is. People don’t usually see one clear calling or experience a sudden flash of insight. By the time we’re in […] Read More

I was interested to see that a growing number of people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are starting small businesses or nonprofits, hoping to make a positive social impact in their own communities. I’m sure much of this increase is due to the current economic situation. But I also like to think we’re starting […] Read More