“The transitions of middle age have a different flavor and cadence than those in our youth. We know ourselves better. We are more selective.”
Our colleagues at the Modern Elder Academy have just published “The Anatomy of a Transition.” Authors Jeff Hamaoui and Kari Henley have put into words their experiences and findings from the 1,250 alumni of the Academy.
Transitions often start with the end of something, move to the often-awkward (messy middle) liminal period, and then crescendo with a new beginning. Sound familiar?
Topics covered in The Anatomy of a Transition:
- Change is Situational, Transitions are Psychological
- The difference between a Regressive and a Regenerative Transition
- Discover the Endings, Messy Middles and New Beginnings of a transition
- Explore the 6 P’s of Transitions: Personal, Physical, Psychological, Passing, Professional, Purpose
Get the free paper via the link below.
5 Phone Calls You Should Make Every Week
The job search site Ladders published this guide to keeping your network fresh even when it feels like an awkward chore. Author Michael Thompson recommends these calls:
- A call that you use as a sounding board.
- A call to someone who stretches you.
- A call to someone who’s doing something cool outside of your lane.
- A call to a former collaborator.
- A call to a younger mentor.
Simplifying the habit by getting it on your calendar will build up a practice of input that could move you forward.
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Beginner’s Mind – Yo-Yo Ma: FREE – Journey with musical virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma as the iconic performer and global phenomenon delves into the world of self-discovery and our deeply interwoven humanity.
- Make Stuff Newsletter: Thomas Deneuville publishes a twice monthly newsletter to stimulate creativity. He says, “Creativity is the driving force in my life. Whether you are a maker, an artist, or just curious about creativity, I think that you’ll enjoy the emails that I send twice a month. They are full of links, articles, and prompts to inspire you to make stuff.”
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- Buy our book: A Guide to Change For Everybody.
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