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  • 10 Resources to Help Launch Your Second-Act Career in 2018

    Happy New Year! Before diving into the year ahead, I thought you’d find it useful to review some of my favorite second-act career posts and interviews from 2017, culled from my columns on NextAvenue.org and USNews.com. Enjoy and please share with others who might find this helpful as well. Cheers to your success in 2018!

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  • Five Books to Gift People Who Want to Work After Retirement

     

    With the holiday season upon us, here are a few new reads from 2017 (and one from 2016) that make great gifts for the hard-to-buy boomers on your shopping list:

    Design Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans is based on the authors’ wildly popular course on how to leverage design principles to create a more satisfying life and career. Although the Burnett/Evans course is geared towards undergrads, the program is equally useful for people of all ages, and so is their book.

    Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive by Dorie Clark. Whether you hope to either start your own business, consult or freelance during retirement, this book is a must-read. Definitely one of my favorite books of the year!

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  • Book Recommendation: When I Grow Up I Want to Be

     

    Normally, this blog focuses on semi-retirement advice. But in this post I want to talk about a terrific new book that can help you provide career guidance to the special young people in your life.

    If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your grandchild/niece/nephew/etc., consider giving them a copy of WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE…, by Karleen Tauszik. This delightful book is the first-ever career journal designed for kids ages 6-18. It’s a wonderful way to encourage them to start thinking about their strengths and talents from an early age.

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  • SmartBrief Your Way to a Second-Act Career

    One of my favorite free resources for keeping up with what’s going on in the world of retirement and careers is SmartBrief.com. Every day they send me an email with a curated list of links to the top five or six articles in my interest areas. It’s a super-convenient way to keep myself current on the latest second-act related trends, news and resources.

    And it’s a terrific resource to research possible second-act careers.

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  • How to Choose a Second-Act Career – Podcast

    I was delighted to be a guest recently on MacsList podcast to discuss how to create a second-act career. During the show I noted that many people find it daunting to plan for their second act career, and outlined three steps to help with the process:

    1. Introspection —  Think about what you want, and how you want to do it.
    2. Idea Generation — Get out there, and research your options.
    3. Experimentation — Try things out, to see what fits.

    Click here to listen in to the full interview.

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