Reinventing Your Life
Reinventing your life/career change/rebranding is not easy. Some people say that a person changes careers about 7 times in their lifetime.*
With new medical and health care advances to help us to live longer, 2 thirds of today’s newborn babies are expected to live over 100 years! I saw 120 from an insurance broker a few years ago.
If you’re in management, your career typically peaks between late 40’s to early 50’s, so what will you do for another 20 years?
Many people cannot afford to retire now, so they keep working.
So if you’ve been in your job, career or business now for a while, like twenty (20) years, you may feel bored. Unmotivated. The challenge has gone….
You could do all sorts of things to `perk’ yourself up. You buy new treats, new toys. There are only so many shoes, handbags, jewellery, vacations, luxury cars and renovations that you can handle, let alone afford!
The feeling remains.
So what can you do?
You could do some research, buy a few books on the subject and then take action.
If you need help, please contact me because I’ve done it.
I’ve changed from being:
- An Accounting/Finance professional to
- LinkedIn & Social Media expert and Blogger/Coach
in less than a year. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and wasted some time because I was doing it DIY. Actually, I started the Social Media part almost two years ago now. I was playing around on Pinterest and I enjoyed it!
Please contact me on LinkedIn for more details or to express your interest.
Reinventing yourself takes some time.
It’s not something you want to do in a hurry or when you feel desperate. The “fear” and “lack” negative energy tend to push good opportunities away from you.
Keep an open mind, as situations can change quickly and it can be tough if you don’t have a Plan B or an alternative source of income if your main income falls through. Many established businesses who had been around for 100 years or more collapsed during the 2008 GFC.
http://www.thinkfwd.com.au/thinkfwd/the-top-10-business-trends-for-2015-PP#.VPki4dL9n4g Many baby boomers are retiring and GenX/Millenials are taking over the workforce. Jobs held by baby boomers may be restructured or made obsolete.
I’ve written about Reinventions on LinkedIn, see below.
Colin Firth and Liam Neeson are the two best examples of successful reinventions.
Not all reinventions are successful. Keanu Reeves has had trouble getting box office hit movies after “The Matrix”. His latest, John Wick, has been more promising.
DIY takes too long and you make too many mistakes.
1. Colin Firth: went from a romantic Mr. Darcy in “Pride & Prejudice” and “Briget Jones Diary” to Secret Agent, Harry Hart/Galahad in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” at age 54.
2. Liam Neeson: went from various serious roles/non-action roles to Bryan Mills, Action hero in “Taken” at age 56.
Live Long and Prosper! Peace.