Do what you love, and love who you do it with.
From Me to We, Better Together:
Successfully navigating the middle passage.
WELCOME TO SECOND ACT, the place to plan your future, imagine your new career, find your next adventure, and people to share the journey with. Our mantra: “Everyone deserves the chance to chase new dreams.” Your first 40 or so years may have been successful. Your next 40 can be even better.
This community is especially geared toward “Baby Bloomers” and Gen Xers. The Bloomers started exceeding expectations the moment they were born, and Gen Xers joined them. Second Act is all about helping them continue to surprise the world–and themselves–with their talent, passion and potential. These are the generations that are eagerly ditching the midlife crisis in favor of a midlife opportunity.
REINVENTION, NOT RETIREMENT I’m excited to be the organizer of Second Act, which is an exploration of the limitless potential of men and women less interested in retirement than in reinvention. My own views about the possibilities of a Second Act were inspired by my journey and that of countless others.
I only discovered my Second Act a few years ago, and I’m so happy I did. However, it was a remarkably lonely process, and it would have been so much richer if I had a community of peers to share it with.
Two years ago, my eyes were truly opened while working on a book project about the need for and the endless possibilities that come with a Second Act. By interviewing hundreds of middle aged people, I heard amazing stories and met remarkable people.
BOLD BEFORE OLD For example, in the summer of 2008, the sports network naysayers shook their heads in disbelief when Dara Torres came out of retirement to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swim team at age 41, two years after having her first child. Torres, of course, answered the doubters when she brought home three silver medals from Beijing.
I watched the cynical pre-Olympics coverage of Torres with dismay and wondered: When did our youth-obsessed culture collectively decide that our expectation for greatness fade by 40? Or 50? Or even 80? Second Act is here to say it does not.
Second Act is here to share a wealth of opportunity to meet liked minded people, and be inspired by happy, successful “Second Acters,” ordinary people who reinvent themselves in extraordinary ways and show the rest of us how to do it, too.
Yes, we’re all growing older. Our goal for Second Act is to inspire you to keep growing and going strong at every age.
I hope you’ll join us often, and I invite you to share your ideas, inspirations, and your own Second Act stories with us.