By Samuel Greengard
Boomers reinvented society. Now they are reinventing themselves, and AARP desires to facilitate that process.
AARP Crash path to find the paintings You Love explores either the motivations and the equipment of these enjoying the social phenomenon often called recareering. whether or not they are sufficiently old to have earned their AARP card or no longer, a brand new iteration of yankee employees is not any longer counting the times until eventually retirement; as a substitute they're looking higher success of their own lives by means of tackling new—and frequently even more socially significant—work.
Switching careers is a problem at any age, but boomers can have extra to beat than their more youthful opposite numbers: they need to strengthen their schooling or search out retraining; focus on seismic way of life shifts akin to much less source of revenue and a brand new circle of buddies; and reconcile themselves to the truth that even the main profitable place is not any panacea for life's difficulties.
Author Sam Greengard brings a wealth of...
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Those who were fortunate climbed the career ladder, followed the rainbow, and reached retirement—traditionally at age 65—with a gold watch and a comfortable pension. The hubbub of the workplace then faded into quiet afternoons knitting or playing golf. Retirement was the American dream. In his 1949 book, How to Retire—and Enjoy It, author Ray Giles sketched out the sort of attitude and approach he saw as key to ensuring a golden retirement: Individuals should focus on hobbies, avocations, and developing their untapped talents, Giles suggested.
After selling paper cups and milkshake machines for more than a decade, Ray Kroc started McDonald’s at age 53. Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, began painting in her 70s when arthritis crippled her embroidery career. Her works are now deemed folk art; those not hanging in major museums sell for tens of thousands of dollars. And Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger both jumped from acting to politics later in life. But what was once only a trickle has lately become a torrent.
Success revolves around preparation, planning, and constant adjustment and adaptation. Use these guidelines to keep your career moving forward at all times: Know what you want. What ignites you on a cold winter morning? Take time to think through what makes you happy and what gives you satisfaction. Ponder your attitudes and values. To focus your thinking and sharpen your approach, I strongly suggest you consider using a career counselor. org; 866-367-6232. Maintain high career standards and expectations.