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Baby Boomers to the Economic Rescue

Baby Boomers to the economic rescue?

This Business Week writer, Nick Leiber, thinks so in his June 18 article, Entrepreneurship: The New Mid-Life Crisis

At age 50 – just made it on June 8 – I’ve already spent several years visioning what retirement might look and feel like.

For the past 18 months, I’ve been taking small steps, as time allows in my very busy mid-life schedule,  to be proactive.

What does that mean?

It means basically what the Business Week Small Business Blog article says.

Baby Boomers are, and will continue to be, tremendous entrepreneurs.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  JFK once said, “The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining”.

I say the time to think about retirement is a decade before it happens.

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Love at Mid-Life

Love at Mid-Life.

“Love is all that matters”.  — jeff noel

Happy Friday everyone.

PS.  Ever Google the phrase Mid Life?  Eighty million Google results.  No wonder it’s a crisis.  Carpe diem, jeff  🙂

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Life is a Grindstone

“Life is a grindstone.  But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up, depends on us”.   — L. Thomas Holdcroft

It’s always our choice, isn’t it?

That’s what I’ve come to believe.

Some choices are extremely difficult.  Some very easy.

Mountains and valleys, eh?

Make today a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Mid-Life Crisis Treasure or Trash?

Mid-Life Crisis treasure or trash?

“The wise man does not lay up his treasures.  The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own”.  — Lao-tzu

One of the coolest things about serving others is that you get so much more than you bargained for.  And I’m OK with that.

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, then when?

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Mid-Life Crisis Do-Over?

Mid-Life Crisis do-over?

What would you do differently, if you knew then what you now know at mid-life?

Here’s an interesting mid-life perspective.  It’s from a greeting card from a few years ago.  Here’s what the card said.  Plus at the end, you can click on the hyperlink to see the entire poem, as well as Diane Loomans’ website.

**** If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again ****

If I had my child to raise over again, I’d finger-paint more and point my finger less.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I’d be firm less often, and affirm much more…

If I had my child to raise over again, I’d teach less about the love of power and more about the power of love.   —  Diane Loomans (adapted)