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May 15, 2020 in Working Over 50
It's tough competing and staying relevant in the workplace. However, I have found the older I get, the wiser I am. Like the old man playing tennis with the beginner. The old man knows exactly where to place the ball so he can wear down his opponent. Same goes for business, instead of panicking about getting older, place the ball.
As I'm getting older, I'm listening now instead of doing all the talking. It's interesting because I can add to the conversation in a much more valuable way...like placing the ball.
Maybe you should hire someone in their 20's who can help bring you up to speed 😉 I've heard it works wonders!
This is a tough environment as it is and as we get older, we start to lose our Mojo. Time to reinvent yourself. I find as I get older, I get wiser. You start to pull from past experience and start making wise decisions. Let the young folks in on how it's done. When you become a mentor and stop trying to compete, the newbies start to follow you. Hold court and become the Zen Master of your company!
Pay attention! Keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening and you'll be relevant as long as you want to be! Plus, if you have 50+ years of experiences, you've got the best of both worlds!
I pay attention to what my kids are doing and saying. Millenials are the largest market in the country, so the more I understand them, the more I understand what's going on and what's popular.
I have to constantly remind myself that I have so much more experience than the younger guys, who learned what they know from a book or class.
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