Welcome to The Second Act

These posts first appeared in The Hobson magazine. It’s about the commitment to reinvention at mid life.

We can notify you of a new post via email

  • An A for Mature Student Effort

    By Sandy Burgham When I last sat tertiary exams at around 20 years of age, I remember thinking how much I was looking forward to be grown up so I wouldn’t have to sit exams again. I never would have predicted that some 30 years later I would opt to do precisely that of my own accord. My motivation to

    Read more
    0
  • Buckling up for Re-entry

    By Sandy Burgham Returning to the workforce is a very personal journey, writes Sandy Burgham I collect personal stories of reinvention, mid-life change and reawakening. It is part of what I do as a coach but it is also of great interest to me as a former researcher. One of the micro-trends I have witnessed over the last five years

    Read more
    0
  • Your Personal Portfolio

    By Sandy Burgham Scientist, social entrepreneur and all round favourite New Zealander Sir Ray Avery has a unique, if not sobering, way of looking at life. “When you’re born, you’re born with 30,000 days,” he has said. “That’s it. The best strategic planning I can give to you is to think about that.” At 65 he estimates he has around

    Read more
    0
  • Here’s to “Good Health”… Feb 2013

    An article that appeared in Feb 2013 Good Health magazine. It’s interesting to me that I got more interest in leaving my job than actually being in it.  

    Read more
    0
  • Minding Her own Business.. Feb 2013

    Was also in Her Business magazine in 2013.  I was flattered to read that my voice was worth hearing….

    Read more
    0
  • Personal Checklist

    I stole this from my favourite graphic design company Switch and I am sure founder Chris Jones lives by this as he is always on his motorbike, or in Thailand when I need him. (but he does deliver the goods!). You mightn’t subscribe to this list of 9 things, but what are the rules you live by?

    Read more
    0
  • The Art of Non-Conformity

    This is one of my favorite blogs. Chris Guillebeau calls himself a writer, traveller and fighter of the status quo and has made an interesting community and business out of this strong personal brand positioning. He started the blog “The Art of Non Conformity” to write a book about not living your life what way other people expect you to,

    Read more
    0