In this video the late Scott Dinsmore speaks passionately about how important it is to find work that you love and do that work with passion and purpose. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he speaks with the personal insight of having left the corporate world in search of work that would give his life fulfilment. The video is several minutes long, but well worth the time to consider whether the work you are currently doing is given you what you want and need in your life.
Older Workers Also Need Passion and Purpose
This concept is very appropriate for older workers. With so many great skills and experience acquired through years of hard work, older workers (defined by the government at being over 45) have all the important qualifications to be very successful doing the work that they love. This may mean creating their own business or getting a job in a completely different area from their current work.
But what about their passion and purpose? Many older workers have lost all sense of passion and purpose because of unhappy work situations. So at this turning point in life, when retirement is on the horizon and they are wondering what that will mean for them, it becomes extremely important that older workers consider what it is that they really love to do and what gives them a sense of purpose.
You may not be able to find much passion and purpose in your current work, but if you are considering a new job or a new direction it is important that you consider what gives you fulfillment.
I have had my own business for many years now, working with older workers people making a career transition. All of my career change articles are published on this site and can be accessed under Your Employment, with many posts under the categories of Career Change, Job Search and Age and Age Bias. If you are looking for a new job I invited you to read some of these as they will give you a lot of help as you look for a new job. Career coaching and counseling are also available via Skype or in person if you are in Brisbane.
If you are wondering what to do next in your life I invite you to access “Create A Future You’ll Love” from BoomersNextStep, our professional guide which will help you recognise the issues that you may not have yet considered in your retirement planning.
Retirement Planning Coaching
Now that my husband David has retired we decided to go down a different path. My career business continues (for now) but Boomers Next Step now offers retirement planning support and coaching, to help baby boomers who are considering what they want to do with their immediate future. Meanwhile we are also living aspects of the retirement lifestyle we want, with holidays, sailing and lots of family time.