"If you're like me, you're here today to explore, imagine and perhaps start on a journey to re-energize your sense of purpose and passion in life.
My wish for you is that you'll be inspired Learn and have fun. Along your journey of exploration you will have the chance to think about what matters to you in virtually all areas of your life, from your well-being and relationships, to work and career, inspired by some of the worlds leading thinkers and leaders who have reimagined their own lives."
Emilio Pardo, President, Life Reimagined and Executive VP, AARP
Are you at a transition point in your life? Perhaps you are looking at the next stage for your business? Or perhaps you have a personal change in your health status?
Whether you are looking for guidance with career, relationships, finance or well-being, there is a great new program just launched by AARP: Life Reimagined. Your guide to What's next?
LifeReimagined.org is a fantastic resource full of expert advice and tools. Well known writers (like Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is your Parachute) contribute to tools such as online tests to help uncover your passions. The site even integrates with LinkedIn so you can use your past experiences to assess and possibly reposition your skills. The resource is free and a treasure trove of aids to help you along your journey.
And for those you want even more guidance, there is a new subscription service called LifeMap. Subscribers are paired with a LifeMap coach who can help you identify your greatest gifts, passions and desires. Together you then map out the actions to get you to your purpose.
Life Reimagined also hosts live events with fantastic speakers (such as Chris Gardner, the real life hero of the movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness") who both inspire and keep it real. Some kernels of wisdom:
- “You have to go with your passion. Plan B sucks.” Chris Gardner
- "No" stifles creativity. It shuts down potentially transformative ideas. How about trying "Yes, And" on for size? Second City Works
- "Potential exists within all of us and there is no personal reward quite like knowing you are making the world a little better than you found it." Rabbi Abbie Ingber