Hey you old fogey, how are doing on this beautiful day? Hope you and yours are feeling blessed. I am. Why do I feel blessed? Well, I could write a list that goes on and on about that, or as long as I have ink in my pen for that matter. If you are interested in reinventing yourself after 50, you have to know what door you’re about to close and what door you are about to open. But first that greeting “hey you old fogey.” I started this article with that special intro to see how you react to it. How did you react, was it positive, negative or maybe you had no reaction to it at all. I will never know your answer unless you comment.
That’s the type of greeting I might get from friends and family. Probably the same sentiments are in the mines of the first meets and greets I come in contact with also. See for me as reinventing yourself after 50 goes it’s like this. I am 57yrs. Old. And I have accepted the truth that you can make an impression, but you can’t change one’s perception without a little “tug of war” so to speak, and to change one’s attitude bears heavily on exactly where the judgment points.
When reinventing yourself after 50, do not get bent out shape or try to shape yourself into something you are not by what other people may think of you. Remember that saying “sticks and stones…” It means other people thoughts about you should just roll off your shoulders. “You do you.”
Reinventing Yourself After 50
What I am about to say, I say it is assuming you are of sound mind and body, most of all a sound mind. Reinventing yourself after 50 is a decision that should be made by what your heart tells you. That means to meditate or find out who you are and your core beliefs.
Then what you derive from this soul search will help you define and identify your passion. Harness that passion to a vehicle that you can present to the world, and go for it. It should not feel like work but a labor of love. If not, it is not your passion.
If you already know what you are going to pursue in your new life venture. How do you promote it? You promote it online. If your pursuit is not goal oriented but something you passionately want to see come to fruition, such as volunteering, doing charitable work, fund raising, or becoming an advocate.
I would suggest you research online for like-minded people in your field of choice and start or join forums and communities that have your interest as there the main topic. As you can see if the new you be it for profit or nonprofit, the Internet is the best way to reach your audience. I know you heard it before, but it is worth repeating “if your business isn’t online then it in business” that’s goes for companies created for monetary and non-monetary value.
Believe in Yourself
Take comfort in knowing that those with stereotypical comments or opinions are not thinkers, so they follow, and who cares what media, small minds, or surveys, have to say about how you and people of age should act. There isn’t a timer inside of us that goes off at the age of 50 and above saying it is time to chill, relax and to reap what you sow. All that says is stop growing and making a contribution; you’ve done enough. Well, I say who in the heck can tell when to stop living a productive life?
Life, after 50 should be a continued celebration of the life you have lived with anticipation of new beginnings, starting a new chapter in your life, or as they say, when one door closes another one opens. All the cliches just mentioned can’t tell what to expect, all their means is to say keep learning, and searching for better.
Life, after 50 gives us knowledge about life. The experiences from your past up to now granted you the opportunity to learn, and with that hopefully you matured. Which in turn, taught you to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, morals, and self-worth.
Remember early on in the article when I spoke of being blessed.? Don’t worry I am not about to write that book. But by having the “Supreme Architect of All There Is” give me the privilege to see another day, and surround me with family, food, shelter, and the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference. I am going to stop here about my blessing. Just remember that charity is the greatest gift of all, and the decision you make on reinventing yourself after 50, do n’t forget to include your blessings.
Thanks for stopping. I wish you all the best with your online business, and, may you be blessed and prosper. Please, let’s communicate, share a comment or question and I will get back in touch with you.
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