What percentage of your work life to you like?

Focus on transitioning into work that excites you and interests you 70% of the time.

Don’t listen to all the life coaches and ‘experts’ who harp on about “finding your ideal job” or a “dream career that you’re totally passionate about.”

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Book Friday: Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills

Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent is an excellent book about the impact of the upcoming retirement of the baby boomer generation.

From: Getting Older Stinks

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Book Friday: The Power Years

The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life is your step-by-step guide to re-powerment and personal reinvention after forty.

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Embrace the uncertainty

Reinventing yourself, your career, a business or an economy is never a straight-line, step-by-step process. So expect the unexpected and become comfortable being uncomfortable.

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Build and cultivate genuine relationships

Every contact you need to help you discover what you want and then find the next opportunity is either in your mobile phone or your diary – or in the mobile phone or diary of your contacts. So make sure you’re building genuine relationships, ask for help and let people help you.

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The ingredients of a new career

When looking for a new career forget job titles. Focus instead on the ‘ingredients’ or components of roles you are looking for in a new career.

Once you do this, you open yourself up to a wider range of jobs and careers that play to your strengths and interests, many of which you didn’t even know existed.

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Book Friday: How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What’s Left of Your Career

In "How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What’s Left of Your Career", laugh at the stupid things other people do in their careers.

The treatment of each topic also includes the strategies of those misguided fools who still choose success, so you know what not to do.

From: Getting Older Stinks

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Book Friday: The 100 Greatest Business Ideas

The 100 Greatest Business Ideas of All Time provides some of the most famous, and occasionally infamous, great business ideas.

Whether planned or unplanned, the ideas in this book have been selected not only for their ‘greatness’ but also for the opportunity to learn a quick and useful lesson from them.

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Interview Attire

A black suit & tan suit are 2 great additions to a man’s wardrobe, neither is interview-appropriate unless seeking a job in TV/other glamour industry.

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Oscar de la Renta

A gentleman treats people well at work and at home.

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Book Friday: Career Match

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do. Using a workstyle assessment technique called Color Q, this is probably one of the best career self-testing books you’ll ever run across.

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Think before

Think before you put anything in writing: email, tweet, letter, etc. Whatever you post online could end up there forever.

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Write better

Becoming a better writer will create better career opportunities and increase productivity.

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Getting ahead

Learn to say yes to projects and opportunities instead of I’ll think about it.

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