Mid life – a new start in midlife

new start in midlife

Sandra is fed up. Like many women in midlife she has prioritised her children and given them a really great start in life, she lives in a great location for families but now the youngest has left for university it’s time to think about her. She wants a new start in midlife.

She contacted me as she had so many questions including
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Be Excited – Hell Yeah!

be excited

Be excited – Hell Yeah!

Ive been re-reading through some old newsletters. On his blog, entrepreneur David Sivers, founder of CD Baby, once shared a great way to find focus.

Instead of committing yourself to everything, instead of agreeing to things that only half way excite you, Sivers says you should either be so excited by something that it makes you say hell yeah! Or you should say no to it.

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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

random acts of kindness

You’ve probably heard of random acts of kindness, where you do something nice for someone else with no expectation of getting anything back.

There are many ways you can be kind to others and a few years ago there was a video doing the rounds of a US police officer who went into a store to buy socks and shoes for a homeless man who was barefoot. Theres lots more videos online for you to watch.
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Changing Jobs when you are over 50

Changing Jobs when you are over 50

We change careers at all ages, but there is something around changing jobs when you are over 50 that makes it important to get things right.

People will question why – so we need to make it clear why we are considering changing jobs when you are over 50.
We need to come from a position of planning and clarity, not panic.
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Stop comparing yourself to others

Stop comparing yourself to others

Stop comparing yourself to others?

Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? It’s not a helpful trait and can lead to disappointment and a dropping of confidence.

I was reminded of this when dancing on Thursday night, up till a couple months ago we enjoyed dance classes but rarely went to a dance. When we did we tended to sit out, a bit embarrassed to get up on the floor. Others were so much better than us. Even though we knew most had been dancing for years (against our one and a bit years) we felt we should be so much better.
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How to find a job over 50

Not quite ready to call it a day when it comes to work? You’re not alone. Maybe your company pension kicked in at 60 but, after six months of gardening and finishing off the DIY chores, you want to get out and earn some extra cash?

How to find a job over 50

1. Be clear on what you want to do

Don’t be vague when thinking about getting a job. Consider:
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You look good for your age?

You look good for your age

You look good for your age?

I’m regularly told I look young for my age. People are amazed when I tell them I’m 60 and I could probably pass for 50. But is it a complement to be told you look good for your age and what is the right way to look for your age? Are they judging me by my skin, my clothes, my attitude. All of these contribute to how we appear to others.
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The Sandcastle List

You know of the bucket list the list of things you want to do often places to visit before we die. But there is also the Sandcastle List. I first heard of this on Doctors (daytime TV show, one of my guilty pleasures). This is a reverse bucket list.
instead of writing about things you’d like to do, you write about things that you’ve already done/ already achieved, and that you are proud of. This becomes your Sandcastle List.Continue reading