This comes from a blog by Marshall Goldsmith, some very practical thoughts about career changes and retirement.
- Make a Contribution. Whatever you do next, it should be meaningful. And whatever you do, don’t let your age be the limiting factor.
- Do more of the same, or not. If you love what you do, it is a non-issue.
- It takes work to find work. It could take a great deal of soul searching to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.
- Wait before you leap. Ask yourself, “Is what I am about to do in the best interest of myself and my family?’ If not, hold your tongue until you have alternatives in place.
- Get real offers. With a real offer you can make a real decision.
- Promote yourself…or someone else is likely to end up with the job you covet.
- Working out of want or need. You have to find meaning and happiness in your life. This may or may not mean the job with the biggest paycheck.
blogs.harvardbusiness.org/goldsmith “Ask the Coach” blog