Archive for May, 2016

Two Words From Steve Jobs Will Change Your Life


    This week we have a guest blog from my friend, colleague and author of “Your Retirement, Your Way”, John Trauth.   Steve Jobs was a master at reinvention.  He reinvented himself many times throughout his career (Apple, NeXT, Pixar, and Apple again) and in the process, reinvented ways in which we communicate and interact with each other and the world.  He was able to observe the way things fit together, take them apart, and Read More

Men And Their Major Organs


Bless the news cycle and social media.  Without them I wouldn’t be able to keep my worrying updated and prioritized. The New York Times published this challenging piece on May 17th: A man whose penis was removed because of cancer has received the first penis transplant in the United States, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Thomas Manning, 64, a bank courier from Halifax, Mass., underwent the 15-hour transplant operation on May 8 and 9. The organ came from a deceased donor. Read More

The Real Future of Work – Part 1


I’ve recently returned from Vancouver, where I presented a session at the American Board of Vocational Experts  annual conference.  My session was called THE NEW WORLD OF WORK FOR PAY: IT ISN’T ALL ABOUT JOBS ANYMORE.  What do I mean, it’s not about jobs? Work has been with us forever.  Jobs have not. Jobs as a configuration of work for pay really began with the Industrial Revolution in the mid-18th century.  Factory jobs (and later, Read More

Later In Life Relationships


When you get a do-over in love, are you destined to repeat the same relationship patterns, good and bad, that you’ve built over the years? Or are you older and wiser after a major heartbreak?  Here’s a real-life tale of three couples. Arnie and Joan: Deeply intertwined until a death Arnie and Joan were married for 27 years before she died from breast cancer.  The business they built together was prosperous and about to go Read More



My friend Peter emailed me after reading a recent opinion piece by David Brooks about the so-called midlife crisis.  “The image of midlife as a time of crisis is almost the opposite of what this period of life is really about,” Peter wrote. I can’t agree enough. Midlife can be a bit disorienting and scary from time to time, but it is actually a right-on-schedule period of reckoning.  It’s the right time to pursue a Read More

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