In this video the late Scott Dinsmore speaks passionately about how important it is to find work that you love and do that work with passion and purpose. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he speaks with the personal insight of having left the corporate world in search of work that would give his life fulfilment. The video is several minutes long, but well worth the time to consider whether the work you are currently doing is given you what you want and need in your life.
This concept is very appropriate for older workers. With so many great skills and experience acquired through years of hard work, older workers (defined by the government at being over 45) have all the important qualifications to be very successful doing the work that they love. This may mean creating their own business or getting a job in a completely different area from their current work.
I have had my own business for many years now, working with people making a career transition. All of my career change articles are published on this site and can be accessed under Power Posts and Careers, with several categories for the career posts. If you are looking for a new job I invited you to read these as they will give you a lot of help as you look for a new job.
If you are wondering what to do next in your life I invite you to use our Retirement Checklist available online, which will help you recognise the issues that you may not have yet considered in your retirement planning.
Now that my husband David has retired we decided to go down a different path. My career business continues (for now) but we have created a new business, assisting other baby boomers to access great business and financial education, and through that to start their own business with support and coaching. We are both using our own skills, developed over years of employment and self-employment, but are also living the retirement lifestyle we want at the same time.