What is my purpose? What is my calling? How shall I invest my time, energy, and attention?
These questions arise early in adulthood, at midlife, late in life, and anytime in between. The questions seem particularly poignant for people in Act III of their lives.Read More
Outside of work, is there a steady stream of recognition to mirror your strengths? Here are a few ways to identify or remember your strengths. Once you identify them, you may notice that you are using them on a regular basis already. Or, you may discover new ways you’d like to put your strengths to work for the benefit of your family, community, or something that’s meaningful to you.Read More
As recently retired expats, my wife and I are intent on doing as much travel as possible from our new base in the Republic of Panama. Stress is a big consideration in any travel endeavor—the packing, planning and pre-plane airport chaos. We’ve discovered shortcuts to get us through TSA lines faster, and to minimize the uncertainty and irritation of modern travel. I focus on air travel here because that’s the preferred method for most people to get where they want to go beyond 500 miles.Read More
Parents, teachers, and friends often asked me this question. In second grade, the teacher asked us to make a construction paper cut-out of what we wanted to be when we grew up. At 7 or 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.Read More
Like a lot of Next Avenue readers, I find myself thinking about what’s next for me. My mind is imaging how I can harvest my lifetime of experience into a business venture that is satisfying to me while serving others.
It turns out that I’m not alone. In fact, many of our fellow Baby Boomers around the country are having the same experience.Read More
Join WOSU Public Media’s Next Avenue CBus initiative for a “Shifting Gears: New Paths After 50” community conversation on Thursday, November 5 at 5:30pm at WOSU@COSI.Read More
Some years back, I accepted a promotion and with it came a transfer to Zurich Switzerland. The job was a stretch for me and, in addition, I agreed to do the job in German. The company sponsored my German education and set the expectation that within a month, I’d go from no ability, to speaking well enough to conduct meetings with executives.Read More