Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: January 2014
Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes
Everyone is talking about reinvention. The President used the word nine times in a State of the Union address. Even the Harvard Business Review recently devoted an entire issue to the topic. But even though people are ready to reinvent thesemselves, many don't know where to start. Jane Pauley is here to help.
In three seasons, she has profiled twenty-five remarkable yet highly relatable individuals over the age of fifty who in twenty-five unique ways have reinvented themselves. They include Betsy McCarthy, who was on the cutting edge of reinvention ten years ago when as a fifty-seven-year-old healthcare executive she left corporate life to make her pastime—knitting—her fulltime occupation. Or Antoinette Little, who, at fifty-five loved her high-pressure job managing a big law firm, but lying on a hospital gurney, was told by a doctor that if she didn’t quit she’d die. She took her skills in the kitchen up a notch, enrolled in a culinary school, became a master chocolatier, and started a business of one. Or Kirk Rademaker, a man who built a sandcastle on a whim while walking the beach feeling depressed by a divorce and stressful job and is now doing sand carving full-time. Pauley will be telling her own story, too, adding the insights and perspectives of a "reinvention evangelist."
As her generation does not retire from something but to something, Your Life Calling is a source of practical and inspirational wisdom.