For parents, the nest gets empty somewhere in your 40s to late 50s. Around the time the kids hit the teenage years, it starts to occur to you that they will soon be on the way to college or work and you may need to actually … Form a life of your own!
You’re in your 40s or 50s and things are beginning to change. If you have kids, they are getting older. You may have a spouse or partner you’ve been with for a while… And you’d like to get some passion and togetherness back in the relationship. Or you are single and perhaps looking for someone. Your career has gone well but now… You aren’t sure.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, a sales professional, or corporate leader, you may have a close relationship with another key professional and you are dependent on them for your shared success. Think about it… You probably spend more time with this person than your spouse, partner or kids. Doesn’t that partnership deserve to thrive?
Oh my, you have suddenly realized that you are in that “protected class” … People over 40 in the workplace! How did that happen? One day you were the youngest person in the room, or the young boss, and when you looked around recently, you were the oldest person in the room, and all the people who report to you seem to be the age of your kids. Yikes! Mentally, you don’t feel your age, but there it is.
You’re in your 40s or 50s and things have gone well for you. You have a good job, maybe some kids, and the kinds of things that others strive for… A nice home, great car, some toys. You have a spouse or partner and perhaps your relationship has been pushed to the side by other things – career, family obligations, whatever. It’s caught you by surprise… Why are you feeling like this?