Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award

Are You Ready for Your Life Reimagined Moment?

Are you at a point in your life where you're asking, “What's next?” You've finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It's a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life. It's called Life Reimagined.

Here is your map to guide you in this new life phase. You can use the powerful practices and insights—enhanced with online tools and exercises at AARP's LifeReimagined.org website—to help you uncover your own special gifts, connect with people who can support you, and explore new directions.

You'll be inspired by meeting ordinary people who have reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways. You'll also read the stories of pioneers of the Life Reimagined movement such as Jane Pauley, James Brown, and Emilio Estefan. They show us that this journey of discovery can help us find fulfillment in surprising new places.

One of the profound truths that underlies this book is the liberating notion that each of us is “an experiment of one,” free to find our own path in this new phase of our lives. No old rules, no outdated societal norms, no boundaries of convention or expectation. Let Life Reimagined help you discover your new life possibilities!

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About the author

Richard J. Leider is the founder and chairman of the Inventure Group. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected executive coaches and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.” He is the author or coauthor of eight books, including the bestselling Repacking Your Bags.

Alan M. Webber is the cofounding editor of Fast Company magazine and was the editorial director and managing editor of the Harvard Business Review. He has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and is the author of Rules of Thumb.

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Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781609949549
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / General
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Retirement Planning
Self-Help / Aging
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
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Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award

This enhanced edition includes nine moving video portraits of people who found passion, purpose, and profound fulfillment in places that surprised even them. Anybody can have a Life Reimagined moment!

Are you asking, “What's next?” You've finished one chapter of your life story and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It's a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life. It's called Life Reimagined.

Here is your map to guide you in this new life phase. You can use the powerful practices and insights—enhanced with online tools and exercises at AARP's LifeReimagined.org—to help you uncover your own special gifts, connect with people who can support you, and explore new directions.

You'll be inspired by meeting ordinary people who have reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways. You'll also read the stories of pioneers of the Life Reimagined movement such as Jane Pauley, James Brown, and Emilio Estefan.

One of the profound truths that underlies this book is the liberating notion that each of us is “an experiment of one,” free to find our own path in this new phase of our lives. No old rules, no outdated societal norms, no boundaries of convention or expectation.

Each of the videos in the enhanced edition exemplifies the Life Reimagined manifesto of choice, curiosity, and courage. These are stories of ordinary people who hit a roadblock, looked around, saw something that spoke deeply to them, and boldly set off in a brand new direction. From a grandmother running her 73rd marathon, to a tattooed truck driver who teaches Zumba on the side, to a reluctant computer geek who had a “pizza epiphany,” they show that each of us has the freedom to choose our own way, in our own way, throughout all the years of our lives.

Everyone wants to live a life that enables them to make the most of their unique gifts, interests, and passions-to find their true calling, the work they were born to do. Whistle While You Work is a liberating guide that uses powerful stories and exercises to help readers find truly satisfying, fulfilling work consistent with their deepest values. The authors combine a thoughtful and practical discussion about calling with examples showing how to apply these ideas to one's life. They mix in dozens of inspiring stories featuring individuals who have found, or are in the process of finding, their calling with straightforward advice and suggestions on how to discover one's calling. Most importantly, they provide readers with a solid path for embracing calling, a subject usually addressed abstractly in a useful, fun, and systematic way. Through a unique Calling Card exercise that features a guided exploration of 52 "natural preferences" -- such as Advancing Ideas, Doing the Numbers, Building Relationships, Performing Events -- the book gives readers a new way to detect and reflect on the core of their life's work. By using this and other tools in the book, readers develop their own answers to three critical questions: What gift do I naturally give to others? What gift do I most enjoy giving to others? What gift have I most often given to others? In answering those questions, they will reveal to themselves their calling-and ultimately move toward new realms of success and fulfillment. Whistle While You Work is an inspiring, effective, and entertaining approach to discovering one's calling. It will equip all of us with the mind-set, stories, coaching, and, perhaps most importantly, the hope we need to find our way ahead-and see a clear picture of what our right work is and what to do with our limited time here on Earth.
 你可以積極活著,而不是消極老去,

因為人生中的任何一個點,都是新的起點。

 

芭菠做了26年公務員,終於在退休後成為一名寵物保母,與最心愛的貓狗為舞;81歲的老醫生,終於學會西班牙文,還能閱讀西文版的《唐吉訶德》;一名50歲女性被公司裁員後,在餐廳擔任服務生,準備學習餐館營運,開一間自己的餐廳。

他們都是「重塑人生」的最佳典範,而他們寫的,正是你的故事!

 

當人生已經開始拐彎,不要停留在以往的直道上!

 

老化、疾病、裁員、感情離異……現在的你,無論面臨多大困境,未來的規畫,無論是創業、退休,或是找尋生命意義,當你開始問自己「下一步該怎麼走」,你就處於充滿巨大潛能、重新定義人生的關鍵時刻。是的,你已經走上了改變之旅,探索全新的可能性。

重塑人生的奇蹟,就發生在你、你的親友,以及你在書中看到許多故事的主角身上,和每一個人都息息相關。現在就開始行動,譜寫你的精采故事。

 

或許就像動人的樂曲必有高低起伏,有快板,有慢板,有間奏,人生也因為波瀾起伏而顯得精采,不過在每個轉折當下,或許我們還是會徬徨、擔心,甚至茫然,這時候這本書就可以提供我們最實用的幫助。

——牙醫師.作家.環保志工 李偉文

 

如同本書呼籲每個人都要活得有所選擇、具有好奇心與勇氣,從此以後,你再也不必陷在一種「一直換」的悲情中,因為,人生的任何一個點,都可以是新的起點。這就是波段式人生的力量。

——網路趨勢觀察家‧美國史丹佛大學管理、電機雙碩士 Mr.6劉威麟

 

你是否相信無論處於任何階段,

都能持續創造人生高峰?

不要讓過去制約了你,現在就開始行動吧!

 

步驟一「深省」:所有變化和選擇,都是由內而外產生的。

步驟二「聯結」:與他人聯結。踏上改變的旅程,不該一人獨行。

步驟三「探索」:找出內在與外在世界各種不同的可能性。

步驟四「選擇」:去蕪存菁,聚焦關鍵抉擇。

步驟五「重整行囊」:哪些該丟?哪些該留?先整裝,再出發。

步驟六「行動」:邁向人生無限可能的第一步!

 

你的人生,由你決定。
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