Get ready for a cognitive jolt to your assumptions, opening the way to envisioning new alternative futures in the Aging Space for your organization, your community and for yourself as a more confident and highly valued CSA. You will have the opportunity to examine the hottest topic on the minds of leading CSAs and newbies […]
Midlife crisis. It is a term bandied about, which can conjure images of sports car purchases, new gym memberships, flirtations/affairs/divorces, botox and bikinis. Midlife is, for many, a time of transition, including whether or how to retire. It can be a time of more questions than answers, a time in which you feel less steady […]
In his book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum offers essential tidbits of wisdom most of us learned as children, including “Share everything. Dont take things that aren’t yours. Put things back where you found them.” In the last decade or so, adults have been revisiting these essential lessons […]
All over the world, people are working past the usual retirement ages. In some cases, this is due to the minimum age rising, and in others, people need or want the income, the security. But, as I’ve discussed before, many people are continuing to work because they want to, because being 65, 70, 80, even 90 is not the same today as it once was. The idea of retiring at 65 today often feels as foreign as it would feel to a 45-year-old.
I was reading this article about retirement age, and how it has changed and is changing, and all I could think of was “What difference does it make?” Why, in this day and age, do we even have a “retirement age”? Maybe in the past, a particular age could be associated with a time […]
Articles about the higher rate of divorce among people post-50 seem to appear with some regularity. For example, I came across another one, “Gray divorces rising as more baby boomers opt to end marriages,” with nothing particularly surprising in it, of course. (I doubt it was intended to be a shocking story.) Most of the […]
In a blog post once by Seth Godwin, he makes an excellent point about why we sometimes don’t get very far in our endeavors, even when we are taking action every day. Often out of fear, our actions are either too small, too easy, to get us anywhere, or, out of our impatience, they are […]
Most of us are all too familiar with the statistics on women in business: In Fortune 500 companies, 14% of corporate officers, 17% of boards, about 8% of top earners, and 4% of CEOs are women. I’ve discussed in previous posts some of the reasons for this (e.g., Talking Ourselves out of Success) and the […]
In Monday’s post, I answered one of the most common questions people ask of me: What is a futurist? I also touched on what the phrase Everyday Futurist means. I mentioned that I combine futuring and coaching in all my work, one-on-one, with groups, and in my writing. Which brings me to the second most common question I (and most coaches) get asked: What kind of coach?
One of the most common questions I get asked is, what is a futurist? (And the corollary, of course—what is an Everyday Futurist specifically?) Some people hear the word and think of psychics and crystal balls, but a professional futurist is not a psychic. Futuring involves a set of strategic, scientific, and intuitive skills that anyone can learn to forecast the future, spotting trends and critical shifts in your own life as well as in the world.