This is the long version of what I’ve been up to for the last 20 years.
I love learning something from everyone. What I see young people creating today, I want to emulate, share, and collaborate. It’s taken me a long time to come to that realization, but I believe it will pay off in many ways.
As I said, at 50 I found myself in need of new job skills and new opportunities in a rapidly changing job market. I also found new health challenges, some which I was not anticipating.
The bottom line is, that things change, and we need to adapt and change with them. I explore and write about new opportunities, products, and educational resources that I’d love to share with you, and create a dialog for growth.
Finance & Frugality
Earned both my undergraduate degree and MBA, with zero debt.
Pressed for a 10 year mortgage on my home and it has been paid off for 6 years now, in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Purchased my first rental property when I was 22 years old and sold it for 150% profit.
Grew up in a household with 10 people, so budgeting on a large scale, and stretching resources has been ingrained in me from a very young age.
Let me help you utilize credit cards to your advantage and leverage points programs without being enticed to spend more. I can help you do that. Watch for more posts on practical information about saving money in simple ways while investing in things that provide the most benefit for you and your family.
Technology & Automation
Believe it or not…the future is now. I try to leverage my career knowledge in computers with a futurist mindset. This has helped me identify simple, tech advantages to exponentially improve my daily life. I always try to do this without breaking the bank. Some technology might be better suited to stay on the shelf. I help you determine the difference through product reviews and details of how they fit into the modern home.
Shifting Job responsibilities and skills
During a recent consolidation of my resume, I realized that on paper, I might look like a job hopper. I’ve constantly received conflicting messages about the pros and cons of changing jobs, and sometimes changing them frequently. I attribute some of that conflicting advice to straddling two generations. Boomer and Gen X.
Each position had its own place in my career and I was always happy with my contribution.
Now at mid-life, I find myself in a new place. Most people call it working in the “gig economy”. It’s been fun and exciting so far. Here I hope to share some thoughts, ideas and tips that will help us retool and reinvent ourselves to compete and thrive at mid-life and beyond. Thanks for stopping by.
Feel free to send me an email directly Jim (at) MyCareerReboot dot com
Don’t leave without checking out my cat, Merry.
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