I was so impressed with Marc Freedman’s last book, Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, that I left my work as a journalist to help build the movement for encore careers for the greater good.
Marc’s new book The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife is even better. Just out in paperback this week, The Big Shift helps to make sense of the confusion so many people are experiencing around the new landscape of midlife.
As Marc writes: “I soon realized that one after another of my fiftysomething friends were themselves wrestling with a shift, feeling a growing pull not only toward a new phase of work but toward a different kind of life and a new set of priorities as well. Many likewise felt stymied by a variety of barriers. For every one who’d been visited by a health crisis, a divorce, a layoff, there seemed to be several more who were thinking that a new direction was needed. Yet we were all unsure of the path from what’s past to what’s next.”
Sound familiar? If you or someone you know is going through a big shift, now’s the time to get a copy of Marc’s book.
The New York Times calls The Big Shift an “imaginative work with the potential to affect our individual lives and our collective future.” And The Wall Street Journal says it’s “invaluable and inspiring reading.”
I say it’s thoughtful and funny and offers those who feel lost between life stages a vision that just makes so much sense.
It’s spring. Time for reinvention and, by the way, almost time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I hope you’ll consider buying The Big Shift for yourself or someone you know.