77 Million Americans Are Now Fifty to Seventy-one Years Old!
As the first generation to be so long-lived, we face the challenge of taking personal responsibility for the quality of our extended lives. We’ll be long-term pioneers, making the second part of our lives as rich and rewarding as the first, if not more so. But aging isn’t the point. The point is lifelong development—our ability to live skillfully each day with the opportunities, choices, and changes that will happen inside and outside of our plans; it’s knowing what we’ll have to be great at beyond fifty to lead vigorous, creative lives in our eighties and nineties.
Based on in-depth interviews with Americans between the ages of fifty and ninety-seven, Dr. Schofield weaves new frameworks for thinking and tools for clear communication into a useful picture. He makes wisdom accessible, revealing rare insights and mind-opening possibilities. This book is a vital resource for 77 million Americans who want to embrace life and invest in themselves and their futures now.
“The genius of life involves learning how to deal with interruptions to our expectations, our dreams, and our plans. For everyone searching for tools to deal with interruptions after fifty, this book should prove enlightening and inspiring.
—Richard Nelson Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?
“This very thoughtful, engaging book will help you take stock of your life and develop the skills you’ll need to achieve the life you want after fifty. It’s full of wisdom and practical suggestions for a new generation seeking a better way to grow older.”
—William Sadler, author,
The Third Age: Six Principles for Growth and Renewal After Forty
George H. Schofield. PhD, is an author, speaker, and developmental/organizational psychologist who advises clients on retirement and career planning, plus life crafting after age 50. He lives is Sarasota, Florida. Challenge the way you think about retirement with George’s newest book: How Do I Get There from Here? – Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply, available now in paperback and as an e-book.