To Thrive in a Changing World
Gen Xers, and certainly Boomers, joined the workforce when the world operated differently. There was no Google. No iPhone. We weren’t all connected digitally and things didn’t all reside up in the cloud.
Of course, things look a whole lot different now. In these last couple of decades, we’ve had front row seats to the dramatic changes in how, where, and when we work — even who (or what) we work with. We’ve seen the rules changed and we are experienced enough to know it ain’t over yet. And though we may have been around the block a few times, we’re not quite ready to hang up our boots.
More than ever, we have the opportunity to create new or better futures for ourselves. But only if we accept that we have to evolve, arm ourselves with current information, and take action decisively.
Hello. My name is Lou Blaser. I’m the curator and editor of the weekly newsletter, Second Breaks, and the host of the podcast of the same name.
Being among the oldest of the Gen Xers, I’m one of those who’s been around the block a few times and have worn many hats in my professional life. While I did enjoy climbing the corporate ladder for many, many years, this Second Breaks project has brought me immense joy and fulfillment in so many different ways. Which just goes to show, we’re never too old to reinvent ourselves.
My hope is that through the newsletter and podcast, you’ll discover the path to your next chapter, whatever that may be, and the resources to help you pursue that which makes you feel fulfilled.
One of my favorite quotes is by Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Here’s to making our kind of difference,
Some people said nice things about me. I didn’t pay them.
Lou has been an amazing advisor throughout my career profession and evolution. I most appreciate her direct, ‘no sugar-coating’ advice with the sole purpose of helping you push yourself and succeed in ways you never imagined for yourself. Having Lou as a champion as I took a leap into a radically different phase in my professional career has meant the world to me. —G. Ramirez-Elyea
Lou is one of the few people who can combine experience and deep insight with a sense of humor and personal touch. –G. Bell
I love your podcast, Lou. You are so authentic and collaborative. Thank you and keep going please. –Beatrice from iTunes
I love the way Lou’s mind works. –Sheparis from iTunes
Lou is my go-to coach for inspiration, helping me suss out my blocks so I can spring into action, and real talk. Really real talk. Like a close friend who wants nothing but the best for you. –A. Walsh