The Sabbatical Mindset Blog
Does a 65-year-old have significantly more innovation potential than a 25-year-old?
My Generation X daughter, who sometimes must teach me a new tech shortcut twice (okay, maybe four times) would answer boldly and quickly, “No way.”
Older is slower. So how could her mother possibly be better at new thinking and fresh ideas than, say, her dewy-faced, [...]
Life expectancy is ballooning, but really, who’s paying attention? I wasn’t, and the results were a transition that could have been better navigated. Entering my third act of life, I ended up confused in a swamp land of outdated information, no great “how-to” bestseller as a guide and social benchmarks that just didn’t fit anymore.
Fast Company Magazine’s 2012 two-part series on Generation Flux was their best – intoxicating and evil at the same time – in the last five years. Robert Safian, an author and the magazine’s editor, challenged every conventional thought left in your brain about how to be a successful and survival in the present state of [...]
Holiday gatherings reunited me with friends, family and colleagues. After hugs and “great to see you,” I used the common conversation starter, “So, what’s going on with you?” Answers included:
“Working hard, going nowhere.”
“Well, you know, my life is all about the kids.”
“Not much of anything.”
“Same ole’, same ole.”
This is not how everyone responded. The theme [...]
Endings are powerful experiences. As the season of shopping, glittering lights and cookies gains momentum, we are letting go of the final days of 2012. How was it for you? Living the life you want? Too busy for much of anything? Cat got your tongue?
Soon we’ll all receive the greatest gift of all – time. [...]
In the third debate, the President’s history lesson -“we don’t use bayonets and horses”- prompted big buzz, smiles and controversy. But, although billed as a last resort, bayonets still do play a part in military arms, just not a significant one.
Another idea – a killer idea – also steeped in history moves toward a possible [...]
We can learn a lot from the story line, “sabbatical idea to departure.” But, the story of what happens next provides the best information to help us to look closer at our own ideas about taking time out from work
Who doesn’t want answers to these questions:
Just how did those teenage daughters like being away [...]
This is a guest post from Allie Blankenship, a freelance writer and consulting analyst who is fascinated by business and finance. In her free time, she is teaching herself to code.
In today’s world of electronic communications and banking, identity theft is a real threat. Even more so if you are traveling. So those who are [...]