Produced for Gen Xers and Late Boomers, Second Breaks explores how mid-lifers can thrive at work and live well in this fast-changing world. Each season, Lou Blaser turns her curious lens on topics such as resilience, relevance, pivots, new economy careers, longevity, mindset, un-retirement, and more. The show is brought to you by Briefing Notes.
In Between: Some Thoughts About Midlife
144. Career Tips For Taking On Newly Created Roles in New Industries
Season 4 is a series of conversations around new careers. We explored new roles made possible by advanced technologies, have recently gained popularity, or are now needed because of the changing marketplace. As the series comes to an end, I want to take a moment to reflect on key takeaways from these conversations. What surprised me and what struck a chord. Which of my assumptions have been confirmed or changed. And what I’m taking away from these conversations?
143. The Podcast Host with Jerod Morris
“I want to see myself as leading a conversation, but not dominating it and not being the only voice that’s important.” — Jerod Morris
142. The Podcast Producer with Sean McMullin
“I imagine myself on a spaceship, sitting at a console, with all these readings coming back from different bridges.” —Sean McMullin
141. Becoming a Virtual Expert with Kathy Goughenour
“Gen Xers, Boomers, we have skills. We have experience. But what most of us don’t know is how to build a business of our own.” — Kathy Goughenour
140. The Virtual Assistant with Janice Dalager
“Being a VA has taught me about healthy boundaries. I’m very intentional about who I bring in as contractors and the clients we work for.” — Janice Dalager
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