Everyone wants long term success. But it is elusive for most. Long term success is dependent on knowing where you are now and where you are headed. Then closing the gap. Frequently. Continuously. Whether it’s your business, your career or your life at home., it’s easy to get off track, lose touch or get buried […]
The Generational Job Rift—And What We Can Do About It
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.
Midlife Crisis…More like Encore
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 […]
No One Wins the Waiting Game
Many of us are waiting. We’re playing it safe, not taking any risks, putting off our next big steps, the transformations we long to make in our lives and work, until the winds of global economic change die down. We’ve locked the doors, boarded up the windows, and headed down into the basement. But the […]
The Age of Greatness
Seth Godin wrote an insightful blog post once about the recession and the likely path of the recovery. Although one kind of recession is cyclical, he points out, another is not. Jobs lost to outsourcing and jobs that have become automated are not coming back. Attempting to re-create those jobs is nothing more than “a race […]
Women, The Patriarchy and Success
In another blog post, I talk about women’s increasing economic and professional power as well as the backlash from the patriarchy in the form of assaults on women’s rights and bodies and a resurgence of the old boy’s club in corporate America. The answer is to bypass the current system. How, you ask? We must recognize […]
Is the Glass Ceiling Half Empty or Half Full?
When we look at women’s power in the workforce, whether running their own businesses or working as executives or on boards in the corporate world and academia, we can view the situation as negative or positive depending on our focus. Obviously, women are still underpaid and vastly underrepresented in positions of power, although this is […]
Midlife Crisis doesn’t Discriminate
Darling, you got to let me know, Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine, I’ll be here till the end of time. So you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? ~The Clash “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” As the future […]
Failure Files/ Negative Mindset/Guest Post
Bad things happen. We lose a job. A loved one dies. We divorce. We suffer a health issue. A natural disaster occurs. When disaster surrounds us, how is your mindset? Do you cuss and cry and wallow in pity, or do you regroup and step forward with determination? If you slip into a negative mindset, […]
A Small Encounter
Once I received a response to a Future Works Gazette request on the theme Your Story Matters, I received the following wonderful story from Dorothy Meyers about an eye-opening encounter at the grocery store. She has graciously given me permission to share her story with you all. I hope you will find it as inspiring as I did in […]
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