Five Post-Career Things To Remember
By Erica and Karen
As readers of Lustre know, we do not buy into the notion that once we have reached the end of a successful career we have come to the beginning of the end. Or that we are suddenly bereft of relevance or purpose. Or that we are old and invisible. Or happy to be sent out to pasture so we can “relax.”
The world is very slowly beginning to acknowledge that there is a new, unprecedented demographic in town. But not everyone is woke to that new reality. We still have to resist outdated images and assumptions. And, so this new year we remind ourselves of five truths:
One. The future is at least as interesting as the past.
Two. You know more, and can do and contribute more, than you may think.
Three. You can learn a lot from younger folks.
Four. Younger folks can learn a lot from you.
Five. You have much to do.