Most of us want to make a difference in the world, to follow our passion and live lives of significance and purpose. But many feel like they can’t do this and still make the money they need to make, especially after the recession. Either we do what we love or we meet our financial needs. […]
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.
Please welcome to The Ageless Beat Blog, Baruch Leifer, who is talking about an amazing top. How to Earn a Decent Income After Retirement. “Old, not obsolete” Who said retirement means you should stop being active? Who said it should be boring? And who said it means less money and a depleting social life? Because […]
In Seth Godin’s blog post, 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 too big and […]
Soon,, many of us will reconnect with loved ones, allowing time to stop for a day while we enjoy each other’s company (and cooking!) and reflect on what really matters to us. As I have discussed in the past many women have applied the spirit of this day, both the gratitude and the giving, to […]
Around Thanksgiving, many people focus on gratitude. On the holiday itself, as we sit around the table with family and friends, we take that time to be conscious of everything we have to be grateful for. One of my favorite rituals, before dinner is served, is to take turns sharing what mattered most to each […]
I want to respond to a query I’m often asked: “Why do you prefer to focus on the forty-plus segment versus solely focusing on fifty-plus, especially Baby Boomers?” My response is much the same as David Wolfe’s on this topic, as he describes the future of the Ageless Market: “Markets over forty will grow at […]