That’s about as cliché a piece of advice that was ever given but it always warrants repeating. WelderYoung people are sometimes directed toward a particular career choice that may not always have available opportunities. That’s when it’s time to take off the blinders and consider something “outside the box”. This is perfectly illustrated in a recent article, “How She Landed a Six-Figure Job” in Money Sense magazine about the niece of a friend of mine who went from ho-hum jobs to a surprisingly satisfying change of career.

As Boomers, we recognize that things are different today for young people seeking employment. But on the other hand, those individuals who are willing to try something different can often reap great rewards. Many of our generation simply “got a job” without any particular career plan when we finished school. We tried different things – some of which worked out and others did not. It’s all character-building experience and ultimately worth the effort.

In addition to my many years in the corporate world, I have also worked as a waitress, a go-go dancer, a yarn spinner, a diaper deliverer, and a short-order cook, all of which taught me something valuable. Life is a lot more fun and interesting if you keep your mind open to new experiences.

Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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