Retiring or Changing Jobs

This comes from a blog by Marshall Goldsmith, some very practical thoughts about career changes and retirement.

  1. Make a Contribution. Whatever you do next, it should be meaningful. And whatever you do, don’t let your age be the limiting factor.
  2. Do more of the same, or not. If you love what you do, it is a non-issue.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Get real offers. With a real offer you can make a real decision.
  6. Promote yourself…or someone else is likely to end up with the job you covet.
  7. 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

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