The Rainbow Years:The Pluses of Being 50+

by Barrie Hopson on July 7, 2012 · 0 comments

in Future of work,passion,work/life blend

the rainbow years coverSome of you will know that part of my portfolio career has involved working with older people to encourage them to review and plan to get more out of the second half of their lives. Steve Jobs talked about how each of us needs to make a dent in the Universe. I will be talking about this and the growing popularity of portfolio careers when I keynote at an international conference in London on Tuesday. A major point that I always like to make is that it is never too late to reinvent yourself. You really are the architect of your own future. You need to write or rewrite your own life script. You need to examine what you have achieved and what you want to achieve in all of the major life arenas – work, relationships, money, health, leisure, learning and spirituality.

Terry Wogan once said, “sell by dates don’t apply to people”. Mike Scally, my co-author of this and 20 other books, and I still feel passionate about this as we continually come across people who are just not making the most of their gifts and their own passions. We are currently involved in a project which is committed to getting people and our society to totally rethink the concept of retirement. After all as a concept it has only existed for about 130 years and we believe is simply not suited to the 21st century. An entire learning programme is within The Rainbow Years. We have always been rather unhappy about what we saw as an excessive price for the book. We are now in a position to sell it for £5.95 plus p&p. We can also offer books signed by both of us. If you go on to our Amazon site you will see that new copies are indeed available for £5.95. Click that and you are away.

I have always believed that whatever you choose to do you need to let your passions fuel it and your skills drive it. And, even more importantly, remember to enjoy the journey.

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