Act 2: A better you or better yet, a better world

Last Friday I was asked to go on the Today show to talk about second acts. Which got me thinking. The standard notion is that it starts with an itch for something better — a better job, a better spouse, a better face, a better...

Encore Careers: A Solution to Hard Times?

As I tour the country, introducing people to The Encore Career Handbook, folks everywhere are telling me they’re worried about the still-sputtering economy. If you’re in the job market, finding work can seem daunting, and a little scary. But I’ve...

For Many, a Sense of Purpose Makes Job Stress Worthwhile

A recent study with a catchy headline about the most stressful jobs of 2013 found its way to the soft hour of news last week. The annual study by CareerCast.com created some buzz in the online water cooler and I was asked to appear on the Today show to talk about it....

It Really Does Get Better

We all know about the challenges of getting older – feeling that it’s a whole new world and no one gave you the playbook. But according to Boundless Potential, a new book that spawned a PBS special by Mark Walton, an award-winning former CNN reporter, aging has...