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Age 50+ tune-up

Thank you to Katie Weiser, one of our certified career coaches, for this article!

Throughout our life time, the eight major areas of our life wax and wane depending on how much emphasis and importance we place on them.  Now that you are aged over 50+ , it is time to reassess where you stand now.  Take this simple quiz:

What areas of your life do you feel need a tune-up?  Rate the following areas on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high) level of satisfaction:

  • Family/Parenting
  • Personal Development
  • Fun & Enjoyment
  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Relationships
  • Personal Finance
  • Career/Profession
  • Health/Aging

If you have an area that is rated below a 4, ask yourself what you could do to move the score to an 8 or above.  Write out your goals for those areas and give yourself deadlines.   You want to be as balanced as you can for a happy, healthy fulfilling and rewarding life.

One of my clients rated his “relationship” area a 5.  He had been married for 25 years, and he felt his connection with his wife was not as strong as it had been when they were younger.  All the kids were now out of the house.  He and his wife both had strong careers, but just did not spend any time together.  He decided on his own that he could move the needle up to at least a 7 if he took the lead by becoming more spontaneous in their relationship and he asked her if they could begin having Friday date nights.  That one idea, implemented with love, has rekindled their relationship.

So, try it and see what great ideas you can come up with on the areas you want to move the needle upwards!

Hallie Crawford and Katie Weiser
Certified Career Coaches

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