If you’re wondering why you’ve spent the last several months or years or maybe your entire adult life up to now thinking about things you’d like to do or be or know, but not acting on those desires, Seth Godin can enlighten you. It’s your “Lizard Brain” – that deeply ingrained subliminal aversion to any […]
Marc Freedman of Encore.org is leading a kind of “do-gooder revolution,” aimed at convincing Baby Boomers to atone in advance for their predicted future drain on society’s resources. In his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, Marc envisions a 21st Century wave of social transformation as Baby Boomers shift their focus from self to society. Challenging […]
When I was 17, I read Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road.” Travel was never the same for me again. Up to that point, trips were all about the destination. The journey itself was something to be endured, hours of boredom and distraction over pre-interstate two-lane highways or steel rails. Even the destinations were limited to […]
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For most of my life I thought of retirement as something people did when they were too worn out to do anything else. Retirement meant having nothing important to do and nobody important interested in what you did. It was the end of things. You retired when you could finally afford to leave work that […]
Lane Changers are people who change careers to pursue their joy or follow their purpose. I’m not talking here about just changing jobs, making some minor alteration within an established career. I’m talking about major change, reinventing yourself, like the guy who sold his business and went back to school at age 65 to become […]
I became a Postgraduate 13 years ago when I agreed to help my son make a movie, a feature-length independent film. I didn’t know the first thing about making a movie. Neither did he, but I assumed we could figure it out. At that point, I had owned my own marketing services business for 17 […]
Some people have a calling to help others. These Benefactors learn it or discover it or seek it, and they feel it strongly. Sometimes this emerges early in life and shapes a person’s life completely, determining his vocation or career. Sometimes it wraps around the margins of life, filling in the empty spaces of time […]
About The Author
I’m Rick Barlow, and I’ve created The Rest of Your Life because I am drawn to stories of personal change and reinvention. They fascinate me. So I’ve decided to make a place where I can collect, explore and share these stories, and provide information to people interested in creating change in their own lives.
- Expatriate Living: The Total Life Transplant May 4, 2013
- How to Fail as an Entrepreneur March 25, 2013
- Benefactors: Living to Serve July 3, 2011
- Imagine You Renewed April 27, 2014
- What and Why? July 21, 2013
- Midlife Makeover: The Writer Is In July 20, 2013
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