“One of my mentors, in his 80s at the time, once told me it’s a lot more important to be interested than to be interesting,” Marc Freedman, founder and chief executive of Encore.org and the author of “How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations” says.
The glimmers of hope for 2021 are flickering in the gloaming. But before you set aside your dog-eared 2020 calendar, there are a few pieces of business to attend to when it comes to your financial health and wealth. Here are 10 moves to make before year-end.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the mental health of 78% of the global workforce. Meantime, a whopping 85% of people say their mental health issues at work negatively affect their home life.
The workplace is transforming before our eyes. And jobs are the story, as populations world-wide continue to age and confront the impact of longevity and financial security.
One thing we lose when we work from home is the energy, engagement and positive vibes we get from laughing at a co-worker’s joke, making eye contact with someone and smiling, or kibitzing as we wait for the coffee to brew.
It may be a campaign tactic, but older workers be forewarned. Ageism runs deep in our culture–especially in the workplace.
Many employers have instituted hiring freezes. Job postings have dropped. But that doesn’t mean you should put the brakes on your search. It’s frustrating, but one move you can make right now is to look around the edges and set-up “informational” interviews.
Look at saving as making an investment in your future self. It’s self-care. You’re saving for “living,” not “retirement.” To me, that’s a better way to frame it, especially when retirement is a fuzzy concept at best.
When something catastrophic like this happens, it’s human nature to take stock of the how fleeting and precious life can be, particularly when you have reached a certain age. We pause and ponder, is this really what it’s all about?