Changing careers after 50 can be intimidating. A new approach may be required. Kindle your reinvention with these high energy tips:
Embrace lifelong learning.. Seek the unexpected. Cultivate a curious mindset and READ. We live in a digital age. The sheer volume of information is fertile ground for learning about unique cultures, places, experiences and opportunities. Read constantly; articles, blogs, books, and blather. Your capacity to learn is as great as it ever was. Continue to stretch and grow by examining the world from a different perspective. If you are an interesting person, others will seek you out for all sorts of reasons. Which leads me to the second lesson.
Network like you mean it. Most people network when they are unemployed, or soon to be. They reach out with their self serving contact requests. Networking is being engaged with other human beings. Old school networking is transactional. New school networking is figuring out how you can collaborate and help the other person get where they are going. Take time to see how you can make a small difference in someone else’s life. It’s not about YOU, it’s about them. Learn the skill, you are never too old.