This week the Tampa Bay Times posted an article, “Encore Careers: A Second Act For Many Workers”.
The article does a great job of explaining the concept of “Encore Careers” and provides great examples of people who have discovered their “Next Act/ Encore Career”. There are so many great inspirational stories about people discovering their passion and putting it to work in a way that provides meaning as well as income in their lives! For some people it may not mean leaving the job they currently have but simply rearranging their schedule to include something that has meaning for them. For other people – it could be following their passion with a volunteer job while still earning some form of income from their current job.
I am including another great blog from Next Avenue- a recent online publication sponsored by PBS. In this blog, Richard Eisenburg outlines some key take-aways from Marci Alboher’s recent book, “Encore Career Handbook”. (a MUST read!!)
Richard dispels three myths about Encore Careers:
- An Encore Career means you have to save the world
- You need to be wealthy to have an Encore Career
- An Encore Career means you have to take a vow of poverty. Encore Careers can be a combination of the spirit of service with the practicality of some kind of continuing income.
Check out his blog.
I will continue to share more stories and articles that exemplify different kinds of Encore Careers along with ways to find YOUR Encore Career.
I am wondering if there are some other inspirational Encore Career stories out there – if so – I would love to hear your stories (Even if it isn’t your story- it may be someone else in your community who has happily figured out their “Second Act”!!)
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