The 20s and 30s are the time to go for the gold, to experiment with many options, to try different personas, and to learn from a wide variety of successes and failures. Navigating the transition into the second half of life takes courage and persistence, since the youthful self holds on with all its might in a culture that values outer success more than inner success. As they begin to look inward, people at midlife realize they aren't living a life that satisfies anymore. It may be some dream they didn't follow or it may be that they no longer want the constraints of a corporate, high-pressure job. And, regardless of what they may have accomplished financially or in their career and personal lives, many boomers still feel trepidation and chagrin as they face the next stage of life: retirement. They realize they haven't done what they'd set out to do or that they don't have enough savings to retire successfully or happily.
This book guides these readers to examine their lives and their choices, showing them that by reviewing their 'life scripts', they can begin to see where their passion lies and how to pursue those passions, leading to not only more satisfaction but also financial rewards.
Nancy Anderson, author of the bestselling Work with Passion, cofounded two career counseling firms and then established her private practice. She has hosted her own radio show in San Francisco, appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and spoken to civic, business, and professional organizations. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.