Some analysts estimate as many as 10,000 new workers are hitting the retirement age of 65 every day—and that exodus will continue for the next 20 years. But guess what? Not all of them are retiring. Indeed, while many are leaving their traditional jobs, some are not heading to Golden Pond.
As members of the Baby Boom population prepare to retire, a growing number are not willing to just rest on their nest egg. A recent trend noted by Entrepreneur magazine shows that “would-be retirees are taking over the workforce…. some experts even expect a boom in entrepreneurship as healthcare reform takes effect.”
Contrary to popularly held assumptions, it turns out that over the past decade or so, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to the 55-64 age group, according to the Kauffman Foundation. The 20-34 age bracket, meanwhile, which is usually identified with swashbuckling and risk-taking youth (think Facebook and Google), has the lowest. Perhaps most surprising, this disparity occurred in the 11 years around the dot-com boom—when the young entrepreneurial upstart became a cultural icon. Read more... top ▲
Are you working on your career goals regularly or just thinking about them? Are you moving forward a little bit every day or waiting for the right time to begin?
Goals don’t get realized on their own. They get completed and achieved when you are working on them. Work on your goals and you will reach them. Work on something else and your goals will take a back seat.
Nothing great happens in your career without your active participation. When you are taking action in your career, you are carrying out your goals with purpose and power. You are “in the zone” and believe that anything is possible. You feel great. You have faith that your actions will lead to goal completion. And you are right.
So, How Do You Take Action In Your Career? Follow these five steps:
1. Map Out Your Action Steps Read more... top ▲
Who do you fault if something goes wrong in your career? Yourself or someone around you?
How about if no one is to fault, but someone is responsible? How about if the responsible person is you?
Most people don’t like to take responsibility. First of all, it’s not fun. Second, responsibility forces you to look deep inside yourself to assess and reassess your life and career, which is also not fun. Finally, responsibility requires action and action requires work. Again, no fun. top ▲
In addition, most people are not accustomed to taking responsibility. We are used to assigning blame or an outside cause for our problems. And usually, we can find someone or something we can point to as the reason for our dissatisfaction. Read more...