I enjoyed this piece by Rodney Brooks in USA Today exploring a number of Baby Boomer reinventions. He looks at people who decide to write and publish books, people who turn their talents to helping others (Benefactors), and people who start their own businesses (CEOwners). Although writing a book is no easier than it ever was, getting […]
The ultimate voluntary destruction of my comfort zone would be for me to move permanently to another country. Not knowing the language or the local customs and not having any friends or family to rely on, I’d be a stranger in a strange land. Today I’m the same old me drifting around my neighborhood, knowing […]
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 […]
Don’t let the title fool you. This book’s value is not limited only to those who are moved to reinvent themselves as Benefactors – Encorists or otherwise. Wherever you might be on your journey of midlife change, Marci Alboher’s Encore Career Handbook will reveal a variety of destinations, specific routes, and detailed directions. This is a […]
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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 […]
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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