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Encore Careers

As we reach our 60s, more and more women are starting encore careers. Not satisfied to “age gracefully,” we are going back to school, becoming nurses, painters and teachers. If you are thinking about starting a new career, we have some tools to help you get started.

Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World
2 weeks ago

Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World

I got a call the other day from a friend who’s looking to change careers in midlife. Knowing that I was a fellow traveler, she wanted to set up a time for us to talk so that I could give her some advice. I probably get a call…
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6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything
3 weeks ago

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

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One of the most powerful ways to communicate with one another is through non-verbal language. Read More

Starting Your Own Business in Retirement? 5 Tips for Establishing Your Presence on the Web
2 months ago

Starting Your Own Business in Retirement? 5 Tips for Establishing Your Presence on the Web

These days, marketing a service is about establishing your presence and building trust on the Internet. In the past, you would demonstrate your product to an audience and they decided whether they wanted to purchase or not. Now there is little face-to-face contact as we cross global borders. Read More

What I Learned from My Grandmother, the Entrepreneur
2 months ago

What I Learned from My Grandmother, the Entrepreneur

Her label said VIM bread ingredients included “whole grain wheat flour, raw sugar, non-fat milk solids, fresh creamery butter, salt, water, and fresh yeast,” with “nothing taken away.” Created honestly, with integrity. Authentic…
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Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business
2 months ago

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business

Retirement has changed. A lot. Today it is more about transitions, rather than endings; more of a journey rather than a milestone. Read More

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem
3 months ago

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem

You never stop worrying about losing your job, unless you’re retired. Then you’re always worried about losing your mind.

Different work ethics exist today. We boomers went on vacation and could only be reached via a hotel landline or one of those Motorola brick phones, like the one I had in the 80s.

Even then, it was too costly to have my staff call. I just told them to make a decision based on three things:

  • will I get fired,
  • will Barry get fired, and
  • will we get sued.

I told them if the answer was no to all these questions, they could safely proceed. Read More

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started
3 months ago

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started

Even in the present state of the world, after we lose a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they appear to be on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we don’t have. “Why them and not me,” we would ask. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
3 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First
4 months ago

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First

Human beings are naturally hard-wired to favor encounters and exchanges with like-minded people.

This website is proof positive of that inclination and it makes sense. Who else but another 60-something might grasp all (or most) of life’s intricacies than someone walking the very same journey? Read More

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!
4 months ago

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

I am not the only person I know in my sixties who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked for years as a successful paramedic and was then given the worst shifts in attempts to squeeze him out. Read More