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Chapter 1. The Changing World of the Mid-Career Professional.
Chapter 2. Your Career is in a Turnaround. A Great Environment for Fresh Starts and New Directions.
Chapter 3. What You Do Next Doesn't Depend On What You Did Before: Moving Past the Career Myths.
Chapter 4. Assess the Underlying Cause of Your Boredom, Burnout, Retirement, or Firing.
Chapter 5. Use the Cause to Find the Cure.
Chapter 6. Open Yourself to the New World of Work and Emerging Opportunities.
Chapter 7. Enter Your Discomfort Zone. Transitioning to a New Way of Thinking.
Chapter 8. Monitor Your Progress. Signs that You're Going in a Great New Direction.
Chapter 9. What Next. A New 30 Year Plan.
Appendix 1. Financial Issues to Consider When Changing Jobs or Careers.
Appendix 2. 13 Step Networking Process.
Appendix 3. Business Plan Outline.
Posted January 10, 2008
I retired from a sucessful career as a mortgage banker and looked forward to golf, bridge, and unlimited quality time with the grandchildren. It was great for awhile and my husband, who had retired into a hobby - making and selling duck decoys- and I travelled around the country. But, it wasn't enough. I found I had too much time on my hands and yearned to be busy again. 'Escape...' made me realize that life isn't just one career and that's it. I followed the precepts espoused in the book and began to envision myself as a co-ordinator of volunteer services at a local hospital. I started to do volunteer work and gradually made myself indispensible to the director of volunteers. Now I work directly for her (with a respectable salary) three days a week and my family and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Charley and Marcia.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2007
After 20 years in a mid-level corporate position, I found myself 'downsized' and at a loss. A friend recommended 'Escape...' and it saved my life. I learned that there is life outside of corporate America. I learned how to assess my career and discovered that being terminated forced me to rethink my view of what I truly wanted. It's quite a jump from years of bored complacency to confronting my discomfort zone. I can truly say that this book provided me with an invaluable road map to my second career - manager of a medium sized retail operation five minutes from home.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2007
I was a typical frustrated mid-career professional not knowing what to do with my life until I read this fascinating book. You learn how to assess yourself, confront the myths and truths, and figure out what you can and want to do. I learned that one career is not necessarily it today. And, most of all I found a whole new career and way of life. I only wish that all 20 million of us would avail themselves of Marcia and Charely's wonderful counsel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.