Quite often we start out on a mission to create a project. We aren’t really clear as to how to do it so we struggle on our own for some time before we realize there is help available.
I find it challenging to write a weekly blog article and I have been really struggling with it.
This lack of a successful result was disappointing. Everyone was just writing up a storm and I could not put three words together.
It is an understood fact that once you stretch a rubber band it never quite comes back to its original size. This past weekend, I was stretched way outside of my normal shape. I presented my very first TED talk this weekend. Surprisingly, I wasn’t as tense as you might think.
For those of you who might not know what a TED talk is, I will explain. TED began in 1994 as a onetime event and six years later it was re-invented as a Four Day Conference where attendees paid $475 to hear a variety of lectures on topics covering technology, entertainment and design (TED) over a 4-day period. That is how it started, but talks can cover any subject now days. There were 15 of us speaking and each covered a different subject.
Why am I, a 68-year-old grandfather, starting a blog? Because I feel I have something to say that others my age will benefit from reading. When you think of seniors my age, what image comes to mind? Is it someone old and out of touch? I must admit it is challenging trying to keep up with all of the current technologies available today. But those our age have seen and experienced more than most will ever experience. I feel it is our responsibility to share it with those less experienced.
When You Think of Seniors...
When you think of seniors, you probably think of someone who is retired or is approaching retirement, someone who is ready to kick back and watch life pass, which is what a classmate of mine told me. I was shocked. You mean there isn’t anything you haven’t accomplished yet that still beckons you forward.
I have made it my goal in life to help every Baby Boomer finally become who they were meant to be.