Older Workers Must Be Proactive About Their Future



Rather than simply keep your head above water, take steps right now to build economic resiliency.

The world has changed. This is not a drill. Older workers are especially vulnerable to being left behind. No matter what our career is, we are all facing a new normal in our work life. There are more than 100 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 40 and 65. All of us need to consider new options to create value and work in the future. If older workers wait for help, we will likely find ourselves waiting a long time.

We need to get ahead of this entire problem, not just the immediate issues this crisis presents. Planning for the recovery means taking stock of where you will be working 10 or 15 years from now — or even a couple years from now.

You can choose a course for yourself of just keeping your head above water in roiling business currents, or you can take active steps right now to build more economic resiliency into your life. A better approach is to be proactive about your future and begin building more stable platforms under yourself.

The world needs you. The communities and markets you love need you. Society needs new ideas and new solutions. You have the knowledge, the know-how and the networks to join this fight and to make the world better for all involved. Take the proactive steps needed to get your next act underway. I recommend starting small, starting smart, and starting right now. It’s not hard. It’s just new.


READ THE FULL ARTICLE.  Older Workers Must Be Proactive About Their Future.  Entrepreneur.com

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