Have any of you been through a recent change or loss which transformed your role in and/or perspective about life and your future? With graduations, weddings, and kids going off to camp, college, or on a global trek — all marker events which reach a crescendo at this time of year — many of […]
Chaos is a friend of mine. —Bob Dylan Our world is in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, as discontinuous change tosses even the strongest of us on its waves. Destruction hits us from all fronts, from natural disasters to economic ones. Spending time and energy to think creatively right now may seem crazy, even […]
Whether you’re a Boomerpreneur or not, odds are you are serving or hoping to serve the enormous Boomer market. If you are not, you are leaving money on the table. I guarantee it. But how exactly do you reach this generation, especially if your business provides products or services that are not age specific? The […]
Many companies hire young people to increase short-term profits. Generally, younger people will have less experience and therefore work for less money, and insurance is usually less costly for a younger employee. These businesses may also believe they are taking the long view, hiring people they won’t lose anytime soon to retirement or health problems, […]
Studies, such as by the Kauffman Foundation and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, consistently show that innovation increases with age, despite the popular examples of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. They are notable largely because they are counter to the norm, which is vast numbers of innovators in midlife and beyond working away […]
Guest post by Harry R. Moody, Speaker, Author, and current Director of Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC What does it mean to say that Conscious Aging represnts a new form of “growth” in later adulthood? It means that Conscious Aging amounts to a higher level of functioning correlated to the […]
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover. —Dorothy Fuldheim I’ve had many clients tell me they are just not creative people, thinking the term describes only artistic people, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We all have creativity inside […]
Trends in business and in science tend to follow a similar trajectory, and I’m not just talking about the research and discoveries that fuel innovations in what and how our businesses serve the world. Over time, in both broad fields, we’ve seen an increasing level of specialization. The more we learn about the world around […]
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
I have discussed the importance of strengthening and creating intergenerational relationships, but usually, I’m talking about the relationships between boomers and the younger generations, the X’s and the millennials. One important connection, however, for boomer women in particular, is with the generation of matures, those women who are in their 70s and 80s right now, many of the first feminists who are also among the first to transition from work to “retirement” and to benefit from our increasing longevity.